280.997 Workers’ Compensation and Health System Reform

The following aspects of Workers’ Compensation health care are critical and must be considered when developing an overall health care reform plan:

  • Medical decision-making must continue to be a physician responsibility.
  • We support managed care within the Workers’ Compensation system with employer and employee input into the structure of that system.
  • Maintain recognition of physician case management reimbursement including appropriate reimbursement for impairment ratings.(4) Provider payments must be commensurate with current prevailing reimbursement levels in the State of Colorado.

(Motion of the Board, November 1992; Reaffirmed, BOD-1, AM 2014)