Washington Depart of Labor and Industries is one of the many insurances we accept here at Zenaptic Chiropractic.
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Washington Department Of Labor And Industries Chiropractic FAQ
Who Would Typically Have Washington Labors and Industries Insurance?
Washington Labor’s and Industries applies to those who are involved in work injuries in the state of Washington.
What Are The Most Common Injuries You Hear About?
The most common injuries that we receive in our office are neck and back injuries, sometimes patients do come in with extremity pain as well.
Do You Accept Washington Labor And Industries Insurance?
Yes, we are a contracted provider with Washington Labor and Industries.
Do I Need A Referral From My Primary Care Physician?
You do not need a referral to be treated under Washington Labor and Industries with our office. Most of the time, once you’re in an accident whoever’s your first initial provider for that injury, would be the person that opens that claim and then you are okay to choose who you wish to see as your provider going forward as long as they are in-network.
What Would My Co-Pay Be?
The patient would not have a copay with Washington Labor and Industries. We would submit our billing directly to them and they would pay accordingly for your care.
Are Massage And Rehab Services Covered?
Depending on your injury sometimes massage therapy and rehab are recommended to help you get better and it is a covered benefit through Washington Labor and Industries as well as long as it’s recommended by your doctor and we do have massage therapists who are in-network with Washington Labor and Industries as well.
How Do I Open A Claim?
The most common question that we get regarding Washington Labor and Industries is how do I open a claim? Once you’re injured on the job the first thing you really want to do is report that injury to your boss or your supervisor and then you will seek treatment.
Whoever you go to first will then open the claim for you and they just ask you some details regarding the accident.
What If I Have Other Questions?
If you have any further questions regarding Washington Labor and Industries feel free to call our office and we’d be happy to help you.
More Information On Washington Department Of Labor And Industries
The Washington State Department of Labor and Industries is a section of our state government that is charged with regulating and enforcing labor standards. The agency has many duties, including making workplace inspections, issuing licenses, certifying trade workers, and handing out heavy machinery permits. But most importantly for our patients, the department also administers the state’s workers’ compensation system. That means many of the people who visit our clinic are covered by Labor and Industries.
The Department of Labor and Industries was formed way back in 1921, nearly one hundred years ago. It was originally tasked with managing industrial insurance, worker safety, and industrial relations in the state, and enforcing violations of state law. Today, Labor and Industries operates on a billenum budget over $700 million and has nearly 3,000 employees.
According to their stated policies, Labor and Industries cover chiropractic care for injured workers in the state. Their statistics show that chiropractors provide services for approximately one-third of workers who have suffered lower back injuries, including accepted extremity conditions and spinal conditions. The care they provide must be deemed curative and rehabilitative. (https://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Providers/TreatingPatients/BySpecialty/ChiroSvcs.asp)
The program is overseen by The Industrial Insurance Chiropractic Advisory Committee (IICAC), which was formed in 2007. This body helps to develop training and educational resources regarding what chiropractic care is available to injured workers and ensuring that they receive high-quality care. They are also involved in reviewing department policies and guidelines concerning chiropractic care.
The regulations that pertain to chiropractic care for injured workers can be quite complex. They cite a number of factors that contribute to clinical decision-making complexity, including, the current occupational condition(s), employment and workplace factors, non-occupational conditions that may complicate care of the occupational condition, any chiropractic intervention(s) provided, the number of body regions manipulated, care planning and patient management, and patient response to care. (https://www.lni.wa.gov/ClaimsIns/Providers/Billing/FeeSched/2016/MARFS/Chapter7/default.asp)
Here at Zenaptic Chiropractic, we have both chiropractic and massage therapists who are approved Washington Department of Labor and Industries providers. If you have any questions regarding what is and is not covered by the Department of Labor and Industries worker’s compensation plan, don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation. We’ll go over your coverage and work with you to develop the best payment option available to you!