Medical Treatment Guidelines

Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) has adopted treatment guidelines to use in the utilization review and claim management process.  The treatment guidelines are evidence based and developed primarily from Work Loss Data Institute’s Official Disability Guidelines (ODG).  By adopting these guidelines, WSI ensures the use of the latest available medical evidence to facilitate optimal treatment decisions for an injured worker. Medical providers should be familiar with the guidelines and follow the recommendations.

Below are medical/surgical procedures for which WSI has developed guidelines.  WSI will continuously add more procedures to the list as treatment guidelines are developed. 

Treatment Guidelines

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Opioid Therapy

Sacroiliac Injection