To treat an injured worker you need to be a network provider. Simply put Doctor, some of your patients are/will be injured workers and… you want your bills paid.
Washington State Physicians, Chiropractors, Naturopathic physicians, Podiatric physicians & surgeons, Dentists, Optometrists, Advanced registered nurse practitioners, and Physician assistant need to joine the provider network.
If your specialty is not listed above, or you practice out of Wasington State you can treat injured Washington L&I workers and you do not need to join the network.
If you are a provider who is out of the United States you will want to submit the Provider Account Application (non-network) for L&I to pay you for services rendered.
You really should join the network. Your patients lose when a good doctor drops out of the system. The injured workers of this state need your help. Please join the network.
You can apply at any time at www.JoinTheNetwork.Lni.wa.gov. You do not need to wait for L&I to send you an invitation.
Out of State Provider? If you are a provider in any other state other than Washington, you will want to submit the Provider Account Application so you may be paid for services. Provider Account Number Application
Out of Country Provider? If you are a provider who is out of the United States you will want to submit the Provider Account Application (Non-network) for L&I to pay you for services rendered. Provider Account Number Application
The process takes 60-90 days . They say they will notify you of their decision. If you are accpeted, you will receive a letter notiying you of your provider account number. After 90 days, if you haven’t heard from L&I then email them at PACMAIL@Lni.wa.gov