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Home IV/Wound Care Services Health Authority

When people have an injury at work, we may call upon our approved Home IV/Wound Care Services Health Authority service providers to help. We have a fee schedule, and specific requirements for submitting reports and invoices.

Overview of services

The Home IV/Wound Care Services Health Authority program is provided to people who need intravenous antibiotics or wound care, but don't need to be hospitalized for them.

The service is usually delivered on contract by our Home Care Services providers. We may require on-going or interim help from a Health Authority when:

  • There’s a need for immediate care, but a claim hasn’t been filed with us by the worker
  • A nurse from our network of contract providers is not available

Please note that workers are responsible for letting the Health Authority know if a WorkSafeBC claim is involved.

Home IV/Wound Care Services Health Authority fee schedules

Our fee schedules lay out the rates we pay for your services. Only treatments listed in the fee schedule can be covered.

Home IV Therapy

Service/fee code Business rules Fee
Initial Home IV / wound assessment
Fee code: 19890
Billed in 30-minute increments
Billed only once per injured worker.
Includes:
  • Case review and consultation with relevant stakeholders
  • Care plan development
  • Treatment
  • Initial assessment report
  • Travel time and expenses
$45 per 30-minute increment
Subsequent Home IV / Wound care treatment
Fee code: 19891
Billed in 30-minute increments. Includes:
  • Treatment
  • Ordering supplies
  • Consultation with relevant stakeholders, as required
  • Progress and discharge reports
  • Travel time and expenses
$45 per 30-minute increment

Wound care/home IV medical supplies
Fee Code: 19744

 

 

Billable if medical supplies could not be picked up/delivered from a medical supplies provider and stock supplies need to be used Invoice as per compensable medical supply expenses. The total cost of the supplies will be the cost per unit. Example: Total cost of supplies for dressing change = $37.14. Invoice as one unit of $37.14. The maximum amount billable per date of service is 3 units, up to a maximum of $200 per unit.

Ordering medical supplies

For IV supplies, please call 604.294.1500 to place your order through Calea. Orders placed by noon are delivered by 6 p.m. Calea will credit you for supplies and redirect the bill to us if it learns, after the fact, that the supplies were for one of our accepted claims.

For all other supplies, we prefer to be billed directly by our Medical Supply Service Providers.

If stock supplies were used and need to be reimbursed, you can invoice us.

Submitting reports and invoices

Using our reporting and invoicing forms is the easiest way for you to get paid. At the top of each form, you'll find instructions for completing and submitting it to us. Type your information and complete all required sections.

Reports

When you provide services to an injured worker, please report it to us using our Generic Report - Medical and Health Care Form. You can use this form for all of the following reports:

  • Initial assessment
  • Progress reports, as requested by a WorkSafeBC officer or nurse advisor
  • Discharge report

Invoices

To bill us, please use the Hospital Account Form. Using the correct fee codes will help to avoid a delay in payment.

If there's a problem with your invoice, you'll receive a letter from us with an explanation code which details why we're requesting corrections.

Checking your payment status

The fastest, easiest way to check the status of your invoice is through our online check invoice status tool.

Check Invoice Status

Need more information?

We're here to help. Please contact our Health Care Services team.