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All work hardening and work conditioning services now require preauthorization.

The DWC has amended Rule 134.600, the preauthorization rule, to require preauthorization for all work hardening and work conditioning services, regardless of the facility where they are performed. The amendment was adopted on October 11 and became effective that date.

Prior to the amendment the preauthorization rule exempted work hardening and work conditioning services from the preauthorization requirement if they were performed at facilities accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for which the DWC had granted an exemption. The amendment to the rule eliminates exemptions for such facilities.  The change was prompted by the results of a study by the Workers’ Compensation Research and Evaluation Group (REG) which concluded that there is no statistically significant difference between accredited and non-accredited programs in disability duration outcomes. 

-  Copyright 2018, David L. SwansonStone Loughlin & Swanson, LLP.