Change to the UR Process for Independent Exercise and Work Hardening or Conditioning Programs

March 2015

Effective April 1, 2015, WSI will implement two new forms, Independent Exercise Request (C59a) and Work Hardening or Conditioning Request (C59b).

Formerly, a provider used the Independent Exercise and Work Hardening or Conditioning Programs (C59a) to request independent exercise and/or work hardening or conditioning. A provider should now use the updated C59a to request independent exercise only and the new C59b to request work hardening or conditioning.

The following are reminders on requesting and billing of independent exercise and work hardening or conditioning:

  • Provider order must accompany a request for work hardening or conditioning
  • WSI specific code W0555 is used to bill independent exercise
  • CPT® 97545 is used to bill for the first 2 hours of work hardening or conditioning; each additional hour is billed using CPT ® 97546

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