To help to keep up with Workers’ Compensation payer and billing communities on Rule 18 Medical Fee Schedules and Rule 16 Utilization Standards there will be changes that will be taking effect come January 1st of 2013.
To help to educate workers and employers and others involved in the process, there will be a Colorado Workers’ Compensation Seminar that will take place on the 4th of December. It starts at 1:00 p.m. and will be held at 633 17th Street in the 2nd Floor Training Room, Denver Colorado 80202.
Our Boulder workers’ compensation attorneys understand that medical facility, coding staff, professional billing, third-party viewers and workers’ compensation payers are invited to this event. It’s a free event, but the open space is limited, according to the Colorado Department or Labor and Employment, Division of Workers’ Compensation.
Covered in the Seminar Will Be:
-Z code format changes.
-The new ambulance schedule fee.
-Modifiers for bilateral and radiology procedures.
-Billing requirements for E&M during the surgical global period.
-The new process for form for prior authorization.
-Facility and professional reimbursements.
-Conversion factor changes.
-The New Dispute Resolution Intake Form.
When working in the healthcare and the medical field, accident and injuries are common if not careful and prepared. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), healthcare is the fastest growing sector in the nation. Currently, there are close to 30 million workers in this field. Women account for most of these positions too, holding down about 80 percent of these jobs. There are a plethora of work-related hazards that face these workers, too. Some of these common dangers include, stress, violence, allergies, back injuries, needle stick injuries and more.
It’s important that the proper safety precautions are taken at each and every medical work site to help to reduce these risks. Dangerous materials need to be properly disposed of, workers need to wear the proper protective clothing, emergency plans need to be properly communicated and practiced and procedures for handling on-the-job illnesses and injuries need to be clear for all.
If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, contact workers’ compensation Michael P. Dominick for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call (303) 447-2644 today!