Medical Providers News

March 2018
WSI has expectations for presumptive drug screening and definitive testing, based on adopted medical guidelines.
March 2018
WSI does not provide reimbursement for services considered unnecessary to treat or diagnose a compensable work injury. This includes services generally considered preventive.
December 2017
Effective January 1, 2018, WSI will implement the following fee schedule changes. Click here to access the full fee schedules.
December 2017
Effective January 1, 2018, WSI will implement a change to the chiropractic pilot program.
December 2017
WSI offers several options for a prescribing provider to submit a request for medications, which require prior authorization.
November 2017
Effective November 29, 2017, WSI will begin issuing a revised Remittance Advice to medical providers.
October 2017
Effective November 1, 2017 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.
October 2017
Effective November 1, 2017, WSI will discontinue the requirement for a provider to submit the Pain Questionnaire form and Surgery Expectation Questionnaire form as part of the prior authorization process for an elective lumbar fusion.
September 2017
WSI recently revised the Advanced Beneficiary Notice of Non-Coverage (ABN) form, which a provider should use effective immediately.
July 2017
Effective August 1, 2017, WSI will implement changes involving prior authorization review requests.