Workers' Comp and Personal Injury
Click here to visit the Colorado Department of Workers' Compensation website where you will find helpful information, worksheets and forms.
Other links and resources
- Provider Education (formerly known as Physicians' Accreditation)
- Medical Treatment Guidelines
- Fee Schedule (Rule 18)
- Utilization Standards/Medical Billing Disputes (Rule 16)
- Division of Workers' Compensation All About Claims newsletter editions
Level I Accreditation (click here for more information and registration)
Per statute, MDs, DOs, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists and PAs can be accredited, although all medical providers are encouraged to participate. This course is designed to assist in understanding the administrative, legal and medical role in the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system. Initial accreditation spans a three year period and must be renewed every three years. Option of participation in a seminar with testing or home study with proctored testing is available.
Level II Accreditation (click here for more information and registration)
Per statute, this course is offered for MDs and DOs and teaches participants how to perform impairment ratings using the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 3rd Edition, revised. The course also gives an overview of the administrative, legal and medical aspects of the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system. Initial accreditation spans a three year period and must be renewed every three years. Option of participation in a seminar with testing or home study with proctored testing is available.
QPOP (Quality Performance Outcomes Payments) Certification (click here for more information and registration)
Certification is available to all medical providers who have previously completed the Level I or Level II Accreditation Course. QPOP certification allows providers to bill for documenting a patient’s functional progress, which includes providing a functional assessment and psychological screen.
The QPOP lecture and test are online and included in all seminars except for Level II Accreditation.
- 145.994 Public Health and Safety Challenges of Treating Chronic Pain: The Medical Perspective
- 280.990 Workers’ Compensation Benefit Caps
- 280.991 Evaluation of Permanent Impairment
- 280.992 Workers’ Compensation Utilization Review
- 280.993 Division of Workers’ Compensation Peer Review Activities
- 280.995 Independent Medical Examination
- 280.996 Patient Solicitation
- 280.997 Workers’ Compensation and Health System Reform
- 280.998 Unfair Treatment of Occupationally Injured Patients
- 280.999 Continued Improvements to the Colorado Workers’ Compensation System
CMS Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Committee (WCPIC)
WCPIC is the CMS committee tasked with the issue of workers’ compensation in Colorado. Click here to go to the event calendar to view the next meeting. Click here to see current members of WCPIC. Contact WCPIC by emailing WorkCompChair@CMS.org.
CMS committee chair testifies on workers’ compensation guidelines
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