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Provider Pulse
January 25, 2018

Held: Thank you for caring for our injured workers

Welcome to 2018! Thank you for another year of caring for injured workers in Colorado. Our goal of supporting...
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Provider Pulse
January 23, 2018

Durable Medical Equipment: Supply changes for electrical stimulation units

The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation (DOWC) set new guidelines for billing electrical stimulation devices (durable medical equipment) and...
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Provider Pulse
January 09, 2018

Applying for your National Provider Identifier Number

The National Provider Identifier, or NPI, is a unique 10-digit identification number assigned to individual healthcare providers. Since 2007,...
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Provider Pulse
December 11, 2017

Important 2018 DOWC rule changes affecting providers

The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation (DOWC) recently finalized rule changes that affect workers’ compensation billing effective Jan. 1,...
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Provider Pulse
December 05, 2017

Magnolia Medical brings outpatient medication-assisted addiction therapy to Pinnacol’s SelectNet network

“They often will come in wearing their work uniforms,” says Magnolia Medical Group’s clinic director (who preferred that we...
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Provider Pulse
November 22, 2017

Test yourself: A back pain vignette by Pinnacol Sr. Medical Director Tom Denberg, MD

Back pain is the most common type of injury in workers’ compensation. General principles related to the effective management...
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Provider Pulse
September 21, 2017

Ensuring functional gains with PT/OT

Often, quality care for injured workers includes therapeutic activities to enhance the worker’s mobility, body mechanics, coordination, employability and...
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Provider Pulse
September 21, 2017

Rehabilitation communication form (WC196)

The WC196 Rehabilitation Communication form was created by the Division of Workers’ Compensation to report a physical or occupational...
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Provider Pulse
September 12, 2017

Cahoon to retire after long career with Pinnacol

Veteran leaves a 20-year legacy of building trust and respect Join us in thanking Pinnacol Director of Medical Operations...
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Provider Pulse
September 06, 2017

OSHA Recordkeeping: Understanding Recordable vs. Non-recordable cases

By: Laura Palmer, Pinnacol Assurance Network Educator OSHA regulates work-related injury and illness recordkeeping. Along with other criteria, injuries...
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