Medical Treatment Guidelines Available Online

August 2015

WSI has recently begun publishing medical treatment guidelines, which WSI uses 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.

Currently, the only published guideline is the Lumbar Fusion Guidelines; however, WSI will continuously add more procedures to the list as treatment guidelines are developed.   To view the guidelines, visit the Medical Provider – Treating Patients section of our website.

For a complete copy of ODG guidelines and access to the references, subscribe to ODG. WSI has negotiated a discounted rate of $220 per user ($279 off the regular rate of $499).

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