Final Colorado Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Schedule Issued

Final Colorado Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Schedule Issued

The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation (DOWC) recently issued final utilization standards and the final Colorado Workers’ Compensation Medical Fee Schedule that affect all workers’ compensation billing, and will go into effect January 1, 2016. Among several significant changes are that these rules and regulations require payers to adopt Medicare’s Resource-Based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS)…

Colorado Providers – New Credentialing Standards for Pinnacol Assurance!

Colorado Providers – New Credentialing Standards for Pinnacol Assurance!

As part of the ongoing effort to educate providers about the most effective treatment protocols for workers’ compensation, Pinnacol Assurance is amending their SelectNet network credentialing standards for nurse practitioners and physician assistants practicing in the following urban counties:  Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Denver, Douglas, El Paso, Elbert, Garfield, Jefferson, Larimer, Mesa, Pueblo, and Weld. Mid-level providers in…

Colorado Medicaid Begins Provider Credentialing Revalidations

Colorado Medicaid Begins Provider Credentialing Revalidations!

Colorado Medicaid and CHP+ Provider Revalidation & Enrollment Begins September 15, 2015 New federal regulations established by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) require enhanced screening and revalidation for all Medicare, Medicaid, and CHP+ providers. Beginning September 15, 2015, all Colorado providers who want to continue, or begin, providing services to Medicaid and…

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Please, Do Not Feed the Wildlife…

S61.451A — Open bite of right hand, initial encounter W55.81XA — Bitten by mountain lion Y93.01 — Activity, hiking In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the additional clinical documentation…

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Grilling Season Mishaps

T22.112A — Burn of first degree of left forearm, initial encounter X08.8XXA — Exposure to fire, initial encounter Y93.G2 — Activity, grilling In preparation for the upcoming deadline for ICD-10 implementation, RT Welter presents weekly ICD-10 Codes of the Week! Our goal is to familiarize you with the new and expanded code set and the…