Provider Education is an educational program mandated by statute, to instruct medical practitioners on their role in the workers' compensation system and the special administrative and legal requirements for medical providers who treat injured workers. Through this program, medical providers gain an understanding of the "return to work" philosophy in achieving maximum improvement in the injured worker. This program also provides opportunities to keep abreast of current trends in occupational medicine and to informally network with other providers who treat injured workers.
Level I and Level II Accreditation
Level I accreditation is available to chiropractors, podiatrists, dentists and physicians and PAs who do not perform impairment ratings. Level II accreditation is available to qualified MDs and DOs who perform impairment ratings. All courses are available for home study or participation at a seminar.
Quality Performance Outcomes Payments (QPOP)
QPOP lecture is included in all seminar dates except Level II Accreditation.
The Division of Workers' Compensation recognizes that non-physician medical providers are increasingly involved in the care of injured workers. We encourage these practitioners to take advantage of various educational opportunities that the Division offers. Learn More>
The Division offers seminar and home-based courses of study for these programs. Successful completion of an exam is required for both Level I and Level II accreditation. The Division's Medical Director and related staff offer ongoing support, education, and resources for the accredited and non-accredited health care provider alike.
- Download Rule 13 - Accreditation of Physicians
- Impairment Rating Information>
- Download Rule 8 - Authorized Treating Physician
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- Accreditation FAQs
- Division of Workers' Compensation FAQs
- Audio Recording of IMEs - FAQs for Physicians
- HIPAA in Workers' Compensation FAQs
- Release of Medical Information
- Use of Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
- Non-Compliance Does Not Equal MMI
- Exercising Independent Medical Judgment in Workers' Compensation
Helpful Desk Aids for Physicians
- Desk Aid 10 - Spinal Range of Motion Apportionment Worksheet
- Desk Aid 11 - Impairment Rating Tips
- Desk Aid 14 - Apportionment Calculation Guide
- Desk Aid 15 - Discharge or Refusal Form Letter and Flow Chart
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