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Effective June 1, 2016, WSI will only accept a request to retrospectively review a rendered service that was not prior authorized after the provider has submitted a bill and received a denial for that service.
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.
WSI recently revised the UR-Chiro form and providers should use the revised form effective immediately.
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Effective April 1, 2016, Workforce Safety & Insurance (WSI) will require submission of the newly developed Pain Questionnaire and Surgery Expectation Questionnaire forms when requesting a prior authorization request for a lumbar fusion surgery.
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Effective for dates of service in 2016, WSI adopted new CMS standards regarding billing for drugs of abuse.
Effective January 1, 2016, WSI implemented the following fee schedule changes.
WSI has restructured the Fee Schedule Guidelines, offering a more user-friendly product for 2016.
Effective January 1, 2016, WSI adopted the new conditional packaging rules implemented by CMS for 2016.
WSI recently changed the standard for billing a unilateral procedure performed bilaterally in order to align with CMS.
Effective March 1, 2016, WSI will require prior authorization of speech therapy by the Utilization Review (UR) department.
Effective March 1, 2016, WSI will implement changes regarding the coverage of massage therapy treatment.
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WSI recently revised the UR-Chiro form and providers should use the revised form effective immediately.
WSI has recently begun publishing fillable PDF versions of commonly used forms.
WSI has restructured and added new functionality to the Fee Schedule section of our website.
WSI recently modified the Capability Assessment (C3) form and providers should use it effective immediately.
Effective for dates of service beginning September 1, 2015, WSI will not reimburse for procedures billed with HCPCS Temporary National Codes (T Codes).

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