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WSI has discontinued the pilot program for medical appeal time frames, which extended the medical bill appeal time frame from 30 days to 60 days.
Effective immediately, a provider may submit professional charges (CMS-1500/837p) and documentation electronically to WSI through iHCFA.
WSI recently implemented Documentation Policies to reinforce existing guidelines and/or clarify documentation standards.
Effective January 1, 2017, WSI will implement the following fee schedule changes.
WSI Legislative Quick Guide for 2017
FMCSA Establishes National Training Standards for New Truck and Bus Drivers
WSI recently revised the First Report of Injury (FROI) form and the Online First Report of Injury (OFROI).
Back to School Safety
Effective July 1, 2016, WSI is initiating a pilot program in which a chiropractor will be required to obtain prior authorization for chiropractic treatment extending beyond the initial office visit.
Effective July 1, 2016, WSI will implement a new process to enforce the exclusive use of the Medical Bill Appeal (M6) form.
Summer Heat Safety Campaign
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.
2016 Partners In Excellence Educational Forums
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.
Workforce Safety & Insurance Loss Control Effectiveness Survey
Free OSHA 10-Hour Online Training
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.

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