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2020 Online Fee Schedules Now Available

Thursday, January 16, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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WSI has posted the 2020 Fee Schedule files to the online WSI Fee Schedule.


Updated Fee Schedule effective January 1, 2020

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 at 11:00 pm

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Effective January 1, 2020, WSI will implement the fee schedule changes described below.  WSI will publish a subsequent news article notification when the 2020 Fee Schedules files are available.


New Fee Schedule for Long-Term Care Hospitals

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 08:00 am

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Effective January 1, 2020 WSI will implement a new Fee Schedule for Long-Term Care Hospital (LTCH) charges. 


Medical Provider Payee Registration Form Required by August 30, 2019

Monday, August 19, 2019 at 08:56 am

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WSI recently published an article about the Medical Provider Payee Registration form now being required. If a practice has not yet submitted the required form, you must do so by August 30, 2019, or WSI will deny payment.


Implementation of Maximum Daily Dosage Limits for Lyrica® (Pregabalin)

Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 08:00 am

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Effective August 15, 2019, WSI is implementing plan limits for maximum daily dosages of Lyrica® (Pregabalin). This is applicable to both a new and existing prescription.


Revised Medical Provider Payee Registration Form Required

Thursday, July 25, 2019 at 08:00 am

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WSI recently revised the Medical Provider Payee Registration form, which a practice must submit to receive payment from WSI.


Announcement of New WSI Medical Director

Monday, June 24, 2019 at 08:00 am

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Dr. Mandi Johnson, MD, FAAFP, MPH will join WSI as Medical Director effective July 1, 2019. As Medical Director, Dr. Johnson will provide medical consultation services and assist with policy and procedure development for WSI.


Change to Utilization Review Process for Total Knee Arthroplasty

Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at 08:00 am

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Effective April 1, 2019, WSI will no longer require all total knee arthroplasty procedures be performed in the inpatient hospital setting. The Utilization Review (UR) department will now allow for the approval of a total knee arthroplasty described by CPT codes 27446 or 27447 in the outpatient hospital and ambulatory surgical center settings.


Documentation Requirements for Prior Authorization of an Elective Lumbar Fusion

Monday, March 25, 2019 at 08:00 am

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WSI has recently received an increase in incomplete prior authorization requests for elective lumbar fusion surgeries.


Reimbursement Requirements for Vision Correction Materials

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 08:00 am

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WSI reimburses for vision correction materials (e.g. eyeglasses, contact lenses) when prescribed and deemed appropriate for an accepted workers compensation claim.