Level I Accreditation
Upcoming Seminar: September 13, 2019 - Denver
Per statute, MDs, DOs, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists and PAs can be accredited, although we encourage all medical providers 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. For providers seeking accreditation, option of participation in a seminar with testing or home study with proctored testing is available.
Level II Accreditation
Upcoming Seminar: March 8 & 9, 2019 - Denver
Update: Effective January 1, 2018, Level I Accreditation is required prior to Level II Accreditation. A physician who is currently Level II Accredited and received his/her initial Level II Accreditation before January 1, 2018 is exempt from this requirement (Rule 13-2).
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.
Full Level II Accreditation allows physicians to perform impairment ratings for all body parts and systems. The following specialists are required for full Level II Accreditation: anesthesiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, internal medicine, occupational medicine, osteopathic manipulative medicine, pain management, public health & general preventive medicine, and sports medicine. All other specialists can become fully accredited. For limited accreditation requirements per specialty, please contact the Provider Education Unit at (303) 318-8754 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Quality Performance and Outcomes Payments (QPOP)
The QPOP online course is available throughout the year or a presentation with testing may be requested for large groups.
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. No additional registration form is required if attending a full seminar. View QPOP Division approved tests.