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Effective for dates of service beginning September 1, 2015, WSI will deny durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, supplies (DMEPOS) billed with a miscellaneous code if a more specific code is available.
WSI has recently begun publishing medical treatment guidelines, which WSI uses in the Utilization Review and Claim management process.
NIOSH Provides Safety and Health Training for Nurses
Updated Guide to OSHA Training Requirements
Free OSHA 10-Hour Online Training
On August 1, 2015, WSI will utilize US Script®, to provide the same point-of-sale transactions currently in place with tmesys®.
Confined Spaces in Construction
Cyber-attack on state server may impact WSI information
The 2015 North Dakota Legislative Assembly amended North Dakota Century Code (N.D.C.C.) to address the legal protection of a healthcare provider when disclosing medical information to WSI.
Beginning October 1, 2015, WSI will transition from the use of ICD-9 to ICD-10 for diagnosis and procedure codes in alignment with federal regulations.
National Sun Safety Week is June 1 - 8, 2015
Welcome to the WSI Loss Control News section on the new website.
This article highlights significant changes in billing for drugs of abuse testing codes in the Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule.
Effective April 1, 2015, WSI will implement two new forms, Independent Exercise Request (C59a) and Work Hardening or Conditioning Request (C59b).
WSI recently revised the UR-C form and providers should use the revised form effective immediately.
Effective February 1, 2015, WSI will require prior authorization of long-acting opioid medication.
Effective March 1, 2015, WSI will only accept a request for adjustment (appeal) of a processed charge on the Provider Request for Adjustment (M6) form.
Effective February 1, 2015, WSI will discontinue the pilot program waiving prior authorization for an MRI.
Effective January 1, 2015, WSI will implement the following fee schedule changes.
Effective January 1, 2015, WSI will require the primary diagnosis code for an inpatient hospital charge.
Effective January 1, 2015, WSI will implement a pilot program to lengthen the appeal timeframe for a disputed medical charge.
Effective January 1, 2015 WSI will adopt CMS guidelines, which require red and white versions of the CMS 1500 and UB-04.
WSI selected Harvey Hanel, PharmD, as the new director of the Medical Services and Pharmacy department.
This article highlights a significant change in billing of lab work provided in the outpatient hospital setting.

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