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PDFWAC 296-20-03060

Episodic care for pain.

The department or self-insurer may pay for one pain-related emergency or urgent care visit related to the accepted condition for a worker already receiving opioid therapy, but payment for additional emergency or urgent care visits may be denied. Urgent care visit includes any unscheduled visit to other than the usual place of care for pain management.
Workers receiving opioid therapy should be managed by a single prescribing provider.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 51.04.020 and 51.04.030. WSR 13-12-024, ยง 296-20-03060, filed 5/28/13, effective 7/1/13.]
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