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Rule 17 establishes Medical Treatment Guidelines. These Medical Treatment Guidelines are created by the Division of Workers' Compensation using evidence-based medicine, and they address occupational injuries that occur most frequently or incur high costs of treatment. The goal is to establish guidelines for quality care at a reasonable price. There are 9 exhibits to Rule 17 that address different areas or injuries. The guidelines are updated approximately every 5 years.
Please refer to Rule 17 in the resources section below for proper application of the Medical Treatment Guidelines.
Additional Resources for Low Back Pain Guidelines:
Additional Resources for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):
Additional Resources for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS) Guidelines:
Additional Resources for Shoulder Injury (SHO):
Additional Resources for Cumulative Trauma Conditions (CTC):
Additional Resources for Lower Extremity (LE):
Additional Resources for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome/Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (CRPS/RSD):
Additional Resources for Cervical Spine Injury (CSI):
Additional Resources for Chronic Pain Disorder (CPD):
Division of Workers' Compensation
633 17th Street, Suite 400
Denver, CO 80202
303-318-8700 (Metro Area)