Treatment Guidelines

The Division will continuously add more medical/surgical procedures to the list as treatment guidelines are developed for the specific conditions. Prioritization will depend on the frequency of the problem(s), outcomes of procedures, unexplained variation in utilization of costly resources, quality of care problems perceived by injured workers, providers, division staff and introduction of new technology. Consensus development will take place between the Medical Commission members and active practicing community-based Healthcare providers who are clinical experts in the topic(s) to be addressed. Newly developed treatment guidelines may be quite liberally constructed, however, subsequent tightening of the treatment guidelines would occur as national guidelines are set, or other scientific evidence becomes available.

Treatment guidelines are as follows:

Artificial Discs

Bone Growth Stimulation

Bone Morphogenetic Protein

Calmare Therapy

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Compound Creams

Compound Medications

Discography

Facet Injections and Facet Rhizotomies

Impairment Rating

Knee

New Technology/Procedure/Therapy/Treatment Request for Medical Review

Off-Label Medications

Pain Treatment

Pre-Surgical Psychological Evaluations

Platelet-Rich Plasma

SI Fusion

Spinal Cord Stimulator

Spinal Fusion

Viagra, Cialis, Levitra

All guidelines will be posted on the website or available in hard copy format by request.