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Archive | November, 2013

New Website Address for Electonic Filings

In an e-mail sent by the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation on Friday, November 22, 2013, the DWC announced that is working with the Governor’s Office of Information Technology to upgrade and migrate the EDI (electronic filing) website. The decision to migrate the system was influenced by the number of recent outages experienced. This migration […]

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CMS Publishes New WCMSA Reference Guide

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has updated its Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) Reference Guide to document the current WCMSA review process and provide more detailed information on the actions performed by the Workers’ Compensation Recovery Contractor (WCRC).  The updated Reference guide can be found here. The following sections of the […]

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The Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare) affects Workers’ Compensation Medicare Set-Aside Arrangements

Due to the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), effective January 1, 2014, all restrictions on barbiturate indications will be lifted and any medically accepted indication will have coverage under the Medicare Part D Benefit. Therefore, CMS will begin allocating barbiturates for all medically accepted indications within WCMSAs (barbiturates currently are […]

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An Overview of Whole Person Ratings

When you are injured while working and sustain some type of permanent disability or impairment as a result of this injury: You will be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Compensation for your permanent impairment will be based on either an extremity rating or a whole person rating. While extremity ratings are generally used in cases […]

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