New Chronic Opioid Therapy Medical Policy Available Online

May 2016

WSI recently published a new medical policy, Chronic Opioid Therapy. This policy is a result of the 2015 North Dakota Legislative Assembly amending North Dakota Century Code (N.D.C.C.) § 65-05-39 to address chronic opioid therapy.

The new policy outlines WSI’s method for review of claims with opioid treatment extending 90 days beyond initiation. On an ongoing basis, WSI will review medical documentation and claim data to assess the progress of an injured employee’s opioid therapy including compliance with treatment protocol. This assessment will assist WSI in determining whether an injured employee is eligible to receive continued coverage of opioid therapy.

To view the policy, visit the Medical Provider – Treating Patients section of our website.

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