Communications

Through our articles, resources and multiple communications CMS offers ongoing educational services to its members and their practices.

Click here to visit the Colorado Department of Workers' Compensation website where you will find helpful information, worksheets and forms.

Other links and resources

Course offerings

Level I Accreditation (click here for more information and registration)
Per statute, MDs, DOs, chiropractors, dentists, podiatrists and PAs can be accredited, although all medical providers are encouraged to participate. This course is designed to assist in understanding the administrative, legal and medical role in the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system. Initial accreditation spans a three year period and must be renewed every three years. Option of participation in a seminar with testing or home study with proctored testing is available.

Level II Accreditation (click here for more information and registration)
Per statute, this course is offered for MDs and DOs and teaches participants how to perform impairment ratings using the American Medical Association Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 3rd Edition, revised. The course also gives an overview of the administrative, legal and medical aspects of the Colorado Workers’ Compensation system. Initial accreditation spans a three year period and must be renewed every three years. Option of participation in a seminar with testing or home study with proctored testing is available.

QPOP (Quality Performance Outcomes Payments) Certification (click here for more information and registration)
Certification is available to all medical providers who have previously completed the Level I or Level II Accreditation Course. QPOP certification allows providers to bill for documenting a patient’s functional progress, which includes providing a functional assessment and psychological screen. 
The QPOP lecture and test are online and included in all seminars except for Level II Accreditation.

CMS policies

CMS Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Committee (WCPIC)

WCPIC is the CMS committee tasked with the issue of workers’ compensation in Colorado. Click here to go to the event calendar to view the next meeting. Click here to see current members of WCPIC. Contact WCPIC by emailing WorkCompChair@CMS.org.



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