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COVID Information - Get answers to frequently asked questions and how it relates to workers' compensation insurance. Workers' compensation insurance is there to protect employers and their injured employees by paying for medical expenses and a portion of lost wages when an employee is injured on the job. Tuesday, August 17, at am - Wednesday, August 18, at pm. Tuesday, August 24, at am - Wednesday, August 25, at pm. WSI recently launched an all new and easier than ever to use Payroll Reporting application for employers. Thursday, July 29, - am. Thursday, April 1, - am.
Thursday, January 21, - pm. Sunday, January 3, - pm. Effective January 1,WSI will implement the following fee schedule changes.
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Thursday, October 29, - am. Thursday, October 22, - am. Thursday, July 16, - am. Effective for dates of service on or after July 1,WSI will reinstate the timeframe of 30 days to appeal a medical bill or utilization review decision, and 90 days to complete an approved surgery. Tuesday, April 28, - am.
Governor Burgum amends executive order extending workers' compensation coverage for COVID for funeral service personnel. WSI is temporarily extending the acceptable filing timeframe for appealing a ly reduced or denied medical bill. Thursday, April 9, - am. Thursday, April 2, - am. To prevent the spread of COVID, the public hearing on premium rates scheduled for April 6,will held via conference call. WSI has created a FAQs document to assist with questions regarding the extended coverage for COVID for frontline health care workers and first responders and general workers' compensation claim information.
Wednesday, April 1, - am. After receiving several follow-up questions from providers, WSI is providing clarification on the types of telemedicine services and billing codes allowed for the duration of the emergency declaration.
Governor Doug Burgum today announced an executive order easing reporting requirements for employers. Wednesday, March 25, - pm. Wednesday, March 11, - pm. Wednesday, March 4, - pm. Thursday, January 16, - pm. Wednesday, January 1, - pm. Effective January 1,WSI will implement the fee schedule changes described below. WSI will publish a subsequent news article notification when the Fee Schedules files are available. Monday, December 9, - am. Wednesday, December 4, - am. Leading indicators measure the events leading up to injuries and fatalities, and also provide information about the current state of an organization's safety management system.
Wednesday, October 16, - am. Friday, September 6, - am. Also available South myWSI, employers, workers and medical providers can manage their notifications and alerts. Monday, August 19, - am. If a practice has not yet submitted the required form, you must do so by August 30,or WSI will deny payment.
Wednesday, July 31, - am. Thursday, July 25, - am. This is applicable to both a new and existing prescription. Wednesday, June 26, - am. Dating us Facebook and Twitter! As Medical Director, Dr. Johnson will provide medical consultation services and assist with policy and procedure development for WSI.
The Experience Rate Report that is issued prior to renewal for each employer that qualifies for an Experience Rate has changed. Effective April 1,Dakota will no longer require all total knee arthroplasty procedures be performed in the inpatient hospital setting. The Utilization Review UR department will now allow for the approval of a total knee arthroplasty described by CPT codes or in the outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center settings. WSI has recently received an increase in incomplete prior authorization requests for elective lumbar fusion surgeries. Friday, February 15, - am.
WSI reimburses for vision correction materials e. Tuesday, January 22, - am. Effective for dates of service on and after January 1,WSI has implemented a new code, W, for a provider to bill worker instructing an injured worker on the use of a TENS unit. Thursday, January 10, - am. Friday, December 14, - am. After receiving several follow-up questions from providers about the article, WSI is providing further clarification.
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Effective October 1,WSI requires an annual renewal of authorization for a brand name medication in lieu of a generic equivalent. Friday, September 14, - am. Thursday, September 6, - am.
To establish claim and medical bill liability, WSI requires a provider submit a specific diagnosis code reflective of the injury treated. Monday, August 27, - am. Effective October 1,WSI will implement a change to the window period allowed in the existing chiropractic pilot program. Monday, August 13, - am. WSI recently partnered with Cordant Health Solutions to assist in the coordination of medication monitoring for injured workers on chronic opioid therapy. WSI has expectations for presumptive drug screening and definitive testing, based on adopted medical guidelines.
WSI does not provide reimbursement for services considered unnecessary to treat or diagnose a compensable work injury. This includes services generally considered preventive. Wednesday, December 20, - am. Tuesday, December 19, - am. WSI offers several options for submitting a request for medications, which require prior authorization. Wednesday, November 29, - am.
Monday, October 30, - am. Effective November 1,WSI will discontinue the requirement for a provider to submit the Pain Questionnaire and Surgery Expectation Questionnaire forms as part of the prior authorization process for an elective lumbar fusion. Effective November 1, WSI will require documentation of a negative cotinine level at both six weeks and one week prior to an elective cervical or lumbar fusion surgery scheduled for an injured worker.
Thursday, July 27, - am. Effective August 1,WSI will implement changes involving prior authorization review requests. Wednesday, June 14, - am. Based on provider feedback, WSI has outlined some points of clarification for providing chiropractic treatment to an injured worker. Telemedicine seeks to improve a patient's health by permitting two-way, real time interactive communication between the patient and a physician or practitioner at a distant site.
Tuesday, January 10, - am. Effective July 1,WSI is initiating a pilot program in which a chiropractor will be required to obtain prior authorization for chiropractic treatment extending beyond the initial office visit. Monday, February 8, - am. Friday, January 29, - am.
WSI recently changed the standard for billing a unilateral procedure performed bilaterally in order to align with CMS. Effective January 1,WSI implemented the following fee schedule changes. Effective March 1,WSI will implement changes regarding the coverage of massage therapy treatment. Friday, August 28, - am. Effective for dates of service beginning September 1,WSI will deny durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, supplies DMEPOS billed with a miscellaneous code if a more specific code is available.
Thursday, August 27, - am. This article highlights ificant changes in billing for drugs of abuse testing codes in the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule.