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Effective April 1, 2019, WSI 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
WSI has recently received an increase in incomplete prior authorization requests for elective lumbar fusion surgeries.
During natural disasters, such as flooding, WSI sees an increase of questions about workers’ compensation coverage for employees injured in disaster relief while doing their jobs.
WSI reimburses for vision correction materials (e.g. eyeglasses, contact lenses) when prescribed and deemed appropriate for an accepted workers compensation claim.
Effective for dates of service on and after January 1, 2019, WSI has implemented a new code, W0420, for a provider to bill when instructing an injured worker on the use of a TENS unit.
Offices will be closed January 1, 2019
WSI offices will be closed December 24 and 25
Effective January 1, 2019, WSI will implement the following fee schedule changes. Click here to access the full fee schedules.
WSI recently published an article about the Advanced Beneficiary Notice (ABN) process. After receiving several follow-up questions from providers about the article, WSI is providing further clarification.
All WSI applications will be down for maintenance on December 15, 2018
WSI requires a provider complete the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) form for each individual date of service.
Effective October 1, 2018, WSI requires an annual renewal of authorization for a brand name medication in lieu of a generic equivalent.
WSI Launches Facebook and Twitter Pages!
It has come to our attention that fraudulent checks using our name are being mailed in FedEx packages, falsely representing payment from Workforce Safety & Insurance, (WSI).
WSI has expanded the EDI billing options available through iHCFA to include facility charges (UB-04/837i).
To establish claim and medical bill liability, WSI requires a provider submit a specific diagnosis code reflective of the injury treated.
WSI recently published a new medical policy, Documentation Requirements for Prior Authorization of Therapeutic Injections.
WSI recently published a new medical policy regarding definitive drug testing requirements.
Effective October 1, 2018, WSI will implement a change to the window period allowed in the existing chiropractic pilot program.
Effective September 1, 2018, WSI will require prior authorization for non-emergent air transportation services, see North Dakota Administrative Code § 92-01-02-34.5(e).
Honeywell Recalls Hard Hats Due to Risk of Head Injury
WSI recently partnered with Cordant Health Solutions to assist in the coordination of medication monitoring for injured workers on chronic opioid therapy.
OSHA Silica Enforcement: Behind the Statistics

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