Division of Workers' Compensation Updates


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Updated Rules 16 and 18

Posted: January 17, 2023 | Rule effective: January 1, 2023

Updates to Rules 16: Utilization Standards and Rule 18: Medical Fee Schedule became effective on January 1, 2023. To view these and other current rules in their entirety, please visit our Rules of Procedure page

Emergency Rule 11

Posted: December 30, 2022 | Rule effective: January 1, 2023

The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation adopted emergency Rule 11. The Division is taking this step as the recently adopted version of Rule 18, effective 1/1/2023, no longer includes indigence standards. As a result, the Division adopted this emergency Rule 11 to ensure that indigence standards remain in place until the proposed permanent version of Rule 11 is effective. 

Mileage Reimbursement Rate Updated

Posted: December 22, 2022 | Change effective: January 1, 2023

The mileage reimbursement rate increased from $0.50 to $0.56 per mile. The Division of Workers' Compensation's Quick Reference Guide has been updated to reflect this increase. 

New Required Interpreter Invoice Form

Posted: December 16, 2022 | Form effective: January 1, 2023

As a result of changes to Rule 18, there is a new and required form for interpreter invoicing. Beginning January 1, 2023, interpreters are required to use and submit this form to carriers for reimbursement for their services.

New Emergency Rule 5 in Effect & Upcoming Hearing

Posted: December 16, 2022 | Rule effective: December 6, 2022

An updated version of emergency Rule 5 is in effect from December 6, 2022, through April 5, 2023. The previous version of emergency Rule 5 was terminated on November 23, 2022. The most recently adopted changes to Rule 5 were initially redlined on an outdated version of the rule. Although the proposed redlined changes were correct, other sections of the recently adopted rule did not reflect changes that became effective on July 1, 2021. More information about the Rule 5 hearing on January 17, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. MT can be found on our Events and Training page

New Accident Documentation and Interview Guides Available

Posted: December 16, 2022

One of the most important steps an employer can take following a workplace injury is to complete a thorough and well-documented accident investigation. Investigations should seek to understand the root cause of the incident, not assign blame. Check out our new Accident Documentation Guide and Workplace Injury Interview Guide for valuable information on preventing repeat accidents. 

 Updated Basic Claims Process Guide

Posted: December 16, 2022

The updated Desk Aid 9 resource provides an overview of the basic claims process, including what to do under certain conditions and timelines. View the updated Basic Claims Process document now, along with all of our desk aids for workers' compensation professionals.


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