Level I Accreditation

Level I Accreditation is designed to assist you in understanding your administrative, legal and medical role in the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system. All medical professionals providing workers’ compensation treatment are encouraged to complete the Level I Course, however, by statute, Level I accreditation is conveyed only to MDs, DOs, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists, and PAs. The course can be completed online or through attending a seminar, please indicate your preference on the registration form. Testing for accreditation must be scheduled at a testing site for those completing via the online process. In order to maintain accreditation you must re-accredit every three years.

The live seminar also includes the Quality Performance and Outcomes Payments (QPOP) session as part of Rule 18-6(G)(6)(c). This session is optional but attendance at this session, in addition to passing the QPOP examination and submitting a sufficient report, is required in order to bill codes Z0815, Z0816.

Course Objectives

  1. Define and assess maximum medical improvement for patients who have work-related injuries or medical conditions.
  2. Describe medical/ethical issues pertaining to workers’ compensation cases.
  3. Complete forms required by the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation.
  4. List the principles of risk assessment used to determine causality and apply them to a clinical case.
  5. With regard to reviewing, generating or releasing medical records, explain how the waiver of the doctor/patient privilege in a workers’ compensation case is applied.
  6. Explain and apply the general principles of the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation Medical Treatment Guidelines.
  7. Apply the appropriate Rules of Procedure in matters of prior authorization and billing.

Continuing Education

Seminar participants who are licensed under the Medical Practice Act may earn Continuing Medical Education units through the Division of Workers’ Compensation/University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine. The University Of Colorado School Of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians. The University Of Colorado School Of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Chiropractors may earn CEUs as applicable through the Board of Chiropractic Examiners. If you have any questions, please call (303) 318-8754.

Course Fees

  • Seminar early bird registration special – up to 30 days prior to the event start date:  $200.00
  • Seminar registrations received within 30 days from event date:  $350.00
  • Home study course registration:  $200.00

*Upon written request, up to 50% of your registration fee may be refundable within six months from registration and payment, if unable to complete the course.

Register

In order to register, please complete the registration form and submit payment at: https://www.colorado.gov/payment/1a