Saturday, March 15, 2008

Preferred Suppliers for Health Care Equipment

Effective March 3rd, 2008 the WSIB will require workers to purchase approved health care equipment and supplies from a list of three preferred suppliers. The suppliers are Medical Mar, Motion Specialites and Shoppers HomeHealthCare. All three preferred suppliers provide home delivery and set up for workers who are unable to get to the store or do not have a store in their community.

Injured workers will no longer have to pay out of their pocket and wait to be reimbursed. Instead, the medical suppliers will submit the bills to WSIB and they will be reimbursed directly. The supplies will still require a prescription and pre-approval from WSIB. This policy does not apply to prescription drugs.

The Board has provided a list of products that are covered on its website. If you have any questions regarding this policy and the new procedures we encourage you to contact your nurse case manager.

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