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Archive | June, 2013

2013 Amendments to Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act

As always, there are several amendments to the Act this year. The Division has posted an advisory memorandum that can be found at the following link. Senate Bill 13-157 clarifies the definition of statutory-employer as it applies to injuries occurring on the premises of a “buyer of goods.” As discussed in a separate posting to […]

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Statutory Changes to the Division IME Procedure

The Division IME statute has been amended to include a new timeframe and procedure for responding to a DIME report. The Division has posted an instructive memo that can be found here. In a nutshell, a respondent’s time to respond to a Division IME report no longer is based upon the date the physician mails […]

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Very Little Required to Avoid Closure Pursuant to Final Admission

Posted by: Clay Thornton, Esq. Date: June 26, 2013 In Crigger v. Denver Health, W.C. No. 4-770-747 (ICAO, May 6, 2013), the respondent filed a final admission of liability admitting for Permanent Partial Disability benefits based upon the Division IME’s findings. Within the statutory period for objecting, the claimant filed an application for hearing listing […]

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Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Account Submission Errors

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Compliance (CMS) has issued a document titled WCMSA Top Submission Errors and Helpful Hints which lists the most frequent errors contained in WCMSA proposals as well as tips/hints to increase the likelihood of a speedy approval of a WCMSA. The document can be found by clicking here.

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