Optometrists are accredited with Saskatchewan Health and are, therefore, automatically accredited with the WCB and authorized to treat WCB customers. Learn about accreditation, authorization to treat, billing, payments, reporting to the WCB and what forms you need
Optometrists are accredited with Saskatchewan Health and are, therefore, automatically accredited with the WCB and authorized to treat WCB customers.
Optometrists’ fees for services provided to WCB customers are based on the Saskatchewan Medical Services Branch (MSB) payment schedule and assessment rules. For WCB specific fees, use the WCB’s Physician’s Fee Schedule.
Summarize all services provided using the Doctor’s Billing (DOC) form or your own invoice form.
Payment can only be issued if the invoice meets our criteria. The following information is required:
If the WCB receives an application for payment after a 12-month period from the time the medical aid is provided to an injured worker, the WCB will not pay any account rendered by a physician, surgeon, hospital or other health care professional or institution. See WCB procedure, Medical Aid Billings – Payment (PRO 53/2006).
Keep a daily record of the service you provide to our customers in case an audit is required.
If you need to update your address, please contact the Medical Services Branch (MSB).
By submitting WCB invoices online, they will be processed through an automatic payment process. This means your invoices will be paid sooner than if you fax or email them to us.
Online submission methods:
Save time and give your users the ability to upload invoices online.
Eliminate entry duplication by uploading invoices from your system to the WCB website. Here is the document with instructions on how to update your software: Everything a vendor needs to know.
Here are the files needed for updating your system to be compatible with the medical invoice batch submission process:
If you have any questions with the batch submission process or are ready to test your system with us, please contact the webmaster.
Vendors who are already capable of uploading batch invoices:
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When an injury claim is disallowed:
The WCB issues payments to care providers weekly and provides statements to confirm the payments were issued. These statements may include explanatory codes to provide details regarding specific services.
Care providers, like employers and workers, are required to report to the WCB any work-related injury that requires medical attention, whether or not the worker needs time off work beyond the day of the injury. Prompt reporting allows the WCB to arrange timely payment of benefits to injured workers.
Under legislation, care providers do not require a signed release from an injured worker to provide medical information to the WCB because:
When treating WCB customers, care providers assume certain roles and responsibilities. The WCB relies on all care providers to ensure that:
When treating WCB customers, optometrists will:
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