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Archive | July, 2013

Clay Thornton, Esq., Leaving Picardi Law Firm

After almost five years with the firm, Clay Thornton, Esq., is leaving Picardi Law Firm on July 31, 2013.  Clay is leaving to take a position with the Colorado Attorney General’s office, where he will be helping to build a new workers’ compensation unit. We wish Clay the best of luck at his new position. […]

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Updated CMS Regional Contacts

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has updated its list of regional contacts for Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-aside Accounts. The regional contacts for Colorado are listed as: Tom Bosserman (415) 744-4907 Ian Fraser (415) 744-3665 Tina Lim (415) 744-3673 Irene Cheng (415) 744-3582 The full list of regional contacts for each state can be […]

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All Authorized Treating Physicians Must Refuse to Treat in Order for the Right of Selection to Pass to the Injured Worker

Under §8-43-404(5)(a), C.R.S., the respondent is afforded the right in the first instance to select a physician to attend the claimant. However, the statute implicitly contemplates that the respondent will designate a physician who is willing to provide treatment. Therefore, if the physician selected by the respondent refuses to treat the claimant for non-medical reasons, […]

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Traumatic Brain Injury Facts and Statistics (Part 1)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to any condition in which a temporary or permanent brain dysfunction arises due to a violent blow to the head or some object penetrating the skull. While a number of events can result in traumatic brain injuries, when TBIs occur on the job, the following factors or incidents may be […]

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Division of Workers’ Compensation Proposed Changes to Procedural Rules 16 and 18

The Division of Workers’ Compensation will be holding a public hearing to discuss proposed changes to two Workers’ Compensation Rules of Procedure: Rule 16 (Utilization Standards), and Rule 18 (Medical Fee Schedule).  The hearing is scheduled for August 6, 2013, at 9:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the 2nd Floor Conference Room at […]

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