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Billing Requirements for Physical and Occupational Therapist Assistants

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing, Agency News

In response to several provider questions, WSI is providing clarification on the billing requirements for a service completed by a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) or Occupational Therapist Assistant (OTA).  


Updated Fee Schedule Effective January 1, 2022

Sunday, January 2, 2022 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing, Agency News

Effective January 1, 2022, WSI will implement the following fee schedule changes. Click here to access the full fee schedules. 


Change to Prior Authorization Review of Palliative Care

Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Utilization Review, Agency News

The 2021 North Dakota Legislative Assembly enacted changes to North Dakota Administrative Code pertaining to WSI’s prior authorization review of palliative care. 


Payment Denial of Paper Medical Bills

Sunday, November 28, 2021 at 11:00 pm

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing, Agency News

Effective January 1, 2022, WSI will deny medical bills received in paper format from a practice that submits at least 50 bills per calendar year.


Resources for Electronic (EDI) Medical Billing

Monday, October 4, 2021

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing, Agency News

WSI has made available several resources to assist providers in their compliance with the recent requirement to submit medical bills through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). 


Physical Therapist as Primary Treating Provider

Friday, August 13, 2021

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing, Medical Provider Pharmacy, Medical Provider Utilization Review, Agency News

The 2021 North Dakota Legislative Assembly enacted a change to North Dakota Century Code §65-01-02(21) adding physical therapist to the definition of health care provider. 


Electronic Fund Transfer Available

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing, Agency News

WSI now offers electronic fund transfers (EFT) as a means of payment to a medical provider for a rendered service. 


New Opiate and Benzodiazepine Coverage Limitations

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing, Medical Provider Pharmacy, Medical Provider Utilization Review, Agency News

The 2021 North Dakota Legislative Assembly enacted North Dakota Century Code §65-05-40, to address quantity and duration limits for opioid and benzodiazepine therapies.


Reminder on Transition to Electronic (EDI) Billing

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing, Agency News

Effective tomorrow, July 1st, 2021, WSI will accept medical bills solely through Electronic Data Interchange (EDI).


Evaluation and Management (E/M) Policy Change Effective May 19th, 2021

Monday, May 17, 2021

Categories: Medical Provider All News, Medical Provider Billing

WSI recently published an article about a change being made to the policies, Outpatient E/M Services and Other E/M Services, regarding reimbursement.