Site Alert

Claim & Account Center and Secure Message Center are currently experiencing intermittent slowdowns. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Artificial disc replacement (ADR)*

* Artificial Disc Replacement is a synonym of Total Disc Arthroplasty (TDA)

Artificial disc replacement is a potential alternative to spinal fusion in patients with radiculopathy and/or myelopathy secondary to degenerative disc disease.

Coverage decision: Covered with conditions (Effective date: January 1, 2015)

Authorization requirements

Is authorization required?

How do I get pre-authorization?


L&I (State fund):
Utilization Review provided by Qualis

Self-insured: Contact the employer or its third party administrator



Regulatory authority and related information


End of main content, page footer follows.

Access Washington official state portal

  © Washington State Dept. of Labor & Industries. Use of this site is subject to the laws of the state of Washington.

Help us improve