News & Updates

News and updates for Medical Providers

Surgical Guideline for Work-related Ankle and Foot Injuries. (August 9, 2017)
L&I has significantly expanded and updated the Ankle and Foot Guideline.  The updated Guideline is available on the Medical Treatment Guidelines webpage. The effective date is October 1, 2017.


Coverage decision on Sacral Nerve Stimulation for Fecal Incontinence. L&I has developed a coverage decision on Sacral Nerve Stimulation.  Effective on September 1, 2017, sacral nerve stimulation for fecal incontinence is a covered benefit with conditions.


Coverage decision on Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)
L&I has adopted the Health Technology Clinical Committee’s coverage determination to not cover Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT) for musculoskeletal conditions. This coverage decision takes effect on August 1, 2017.


Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guideline (May 26, 2017)
L&I has expanded the work-related portion of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) guideline related to computer use (mousing and keyboarding). The updated guideline is available within the Medical Treatment Guideline section and is effective July 1, 2017.


Coverage decision on Pharmacogenomic Testing (April 19, 2017)
L&I has adopted the Health Technology Clinical Committee’s coverage determination to not cover pharmacogenomic testing for selected psychiatric conditions.  In addition, L&I does not cover pharmacogenomic testing for any other condition. This coverage decision takes effect on July 1, 2017.


Coverage decision on Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR) (April 19, 2017)
L&I has adopted the Health Technology Clinical Committee’s coverage determination to not cover artificial disc replacement for degenerative disc disease (DDD); cervical ADR remains a covered benefit with conditions. This coverage decision is effective June 1, 2017.


Expanded Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Guideline – addresses computer use. (Feb. 21, 2017)
L&I has expanded the work-related portion of the Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) guideline related to computer use (mousing and keyboarding). Public comments are being accepted on the draft guideline through March 15, 2017. The draft guideline will be presented, along with all public comments, at the April 27th Industrial Insurance Medical Advisory Committee meeting.


Coverage decision on Fecal Microbiota Transplantation (Feb. 2, 2017)
L&I has adopted a Health Technology Clinical Committee coverage decision on fecal microbiota transplantation (FMT).  Effective on April 1, 2017, FMT is a covered benefit with conditions.


 

Archived News items

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