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 633 17th Street in Denver (the same building as the Division of Workers’ Compensation and Office of Administrative Courts).  The topics to be considered are:

Rule 16: Revisions to language and standard terminology, revisions to or clarification of administrative procedures and requirements necessary to implement the Division Medical Treatment Guidelines and Medical Fee Schedule.

Rule 18: Revisions to clarify or update the language of the Medical Fee Schedule; revisions to the medical billing codes systems; update of fees and relative values; revisions to medical requirements, procedures and payments as they relate to the Medical Fee Schedule.

Any interested party is invited to appear at the hearing and testify or to submit written data, arguments or position papers to Paul Tauriello, Director, Division of Workers’ Compensation, 633 17th Street, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202. Any written submissions should be submitted to the Director’s Office prior to the hearing on August 6, 2013.

The proposed changes to Rule 16 can be found here .

The proposed changes to Rule 18 can be found here.

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