By discipline: Psychology
To apply for accreditation with us:
1. Read the guidelines and standards of care.
2. Complete the Accreditation Request – Primary Level Services form.
3. Attach copies of the following documents:
- all relevant academic degrees or diplomas.
- university academic transcripts from provincially or state accredited institutions.
- current practice license (dated to current year, or renewal card).
- Authorized Practice Endorsement (APE) from the Saskatchewan College of Psychologists.
- all academic internship certificates.
- malpractice insurance.
Fax the above information to our Health Care Services department at the fax number on the form.
Note: We cannot process incomplete applications.
Our Health Care Services department will review your application after receiving it. You will be notified by mail if your accreditation request was accepted or not. If accepted, we will add your name to our Approved Providers List and will mail your WCB billing number to you.
Your accreditation is non-transferable; you can only bill for services from clinics you listed on your application. If you want to add a clinic to your portfolio, submit a separate accreditation request for that clinic before you begin treating customers there.
Psychologists must receive authorization to treat WCB customers. Do not rely on the customer that he has authorization because they may confuse their receipt of a claim number with a commitment by the WCB to pay for their treatment.
Treatment authorization consists of:
- Referral by a primary practitioner (physician, chiropractor or physiotherapist) who identifies the medical limitations and goals and objectives of treatment (unless the psychologist/counselor is qualified to act as the primary care provider), AND
- A signed Primary Authorization to Treat form from the customer’s Case Manager:
- If this approval is not received prior to treatment, services provided may not be paid for by the WCB.
- If a claim is subsequently denied following approval for treatment, we will be responsible for payment for services to date of WCB advice.
Directly bill the WCB for approved services provided to WCB customers. To direct bill, you or your clinic require a WCB billing number, which you received when your accreditation application was approved.
Note: We will not pay for treatment provided prior to your accreditation date or for treatment provided at a clinic for which you have not been accredited.
Follow the fee schedule agreed to your professional association and the WCB.
Payment can only be issued if the invoice meets our criteria. The following information is required:
- Worker’s name
- Worker’s address
- Provincial health number
- Date of birth
- Date(s) of service
- Care provider number
- Clinic number
- Psychologist’s name
- Psychologist’s address
- Psychologist’s Phone and fax number
- Fee code(s)
- Fee code amount
- Number of units
WCB will not pay any account rendered by a physician, surgeon, hospital or other health care professional or institution for medical aid service if application for payment is received by Operations or Medical Accounts after twelve-month period from the time the medical aid is administered to an injured worker. See Procedure PRO53/2006.
Retain your daily record of the service you provide to our customers in case an audit is required.
Health care providers, like employers and workers, are required to report to the WCB any injury that requires medical attention, whether or not the worker needs time off work beyond the day of the injury.
Under provincial legislation, care providers do not require a signed release from an injured worker in order to provide medical information to the WCB.
Psychologists report following the protocol identified in their guidelines and standards of care and using the following forms:
When treating WCB customers, health care providers assume certain roles and responsibilities. We rely on all health care providers to ensure that:
- All workplace injuries requiring medical aid are promptly.
- All treatment is necessary and consistent with established agreements.
- All invoices accurately reflect the services provided.
When treating WCB customers, you should:
- Know the guidelines listed in Practice Standards for Psychologists, as well as the fee schedule established for your professional group.
- Get approval before treating WCB customers on a file-by-file basis.
- Show ethical practice standards on a day-to-day basis. This includes informing any potential WCB customer of business relationships you may have with their employer, so the worker can decide whether they want to choose you as a care provider.
- Avoid mentioning in either your clinic’s advertisements or personal advertisements that you treat WCB customers or you are affiliated with the WCB in any way.
We employ a part-time psychology consultant to assist external care providers upon request. Contact the consultant at 306.933.7913