WSI has developed the following policies, which serve to guide care and outline documentation requirements. A medical provider should be familiar with these policies and follow the recommendations.

Treatment Policies

The following treatment guidelines are primarily based on ODG by MCG. WSI may incorporate other resources into the development of a policy as appropriate.

WSI uses ODG by MCG, formerly Work Loss Data Institute’s Official Disability Guidelines (ODG), in the utilization review and claim management process. ODG by MCG provides independent, evidence-based medical treatment guidelines for conditions commonly associated with the workplace.

ODG by MCG copyrights the information and consents to WSI publishing the material. No part of the below publications may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission from the publisher. The complete guidelines and referenced materials are available through subscription to ODG by MCG. A provider can subscribe by visiting or calling 800-488-5548. WSI has negotiated a substantial discount on the annual subscription rate; please reference WSI to learn more and receive the discounted rate.

Documentation Policies

For additional information on reimbursement, refer to the procedures found in the Billing & Payment section.