May 19, 2015
Open Payments: Data review and dispute underway for physicians - log in before May 20

Physicians have until May 20 to review and dispute reports regarding their financial interactions with manufacturers of drugs and medical devices reported under the Physician Payments Sunshine Act (also known as the Open Payments program). Physicians should follow three steps to register and review their data.

  1. Step 1: Register with the federal CMS's Enterprise Portal (
  2. Step 2: Register with the federal CMS's Open Payments system via the Enterprise Portal.
  3. Step 3: Review your data and dispute any inaccurate data. Disputes initiated by May 20 will be flagged as such when the data set is made public on June 30. Physicians can still review and dispute data after May 20, but the data will not be flagged.

Send an email to detailing your experience registering with the system and reviewing your data. Responses will be used in the AMA's ongoing advocacy efforts. Click here for more information.

Department of Labor and Employment to hold two medical treatment guidelines seminars

The Colorado Department of Labor and Employment Division of Workers' Compensation will hold two medical treatment guidelines seminars: June 26 in Denver and Sept. 11 in Grand Junction.

The one-day seminars will focus on Colorado's treatment guidelines for low back pain and shoulder injuries, two of the most common types of workers' compensation claims. Presenters will demonstrate how to apply the guidelines as a reference tool using clinical case scenarios. Other topics include how to navigate the dispute resolution process, the role of the claims adjuster and concepts of medical/ legal causation.

Click here to download the agenda and registration form.

Save the date for Pinnacol workers' compensation conference - Sept. 24

Plan to join Pinnacol Assurance for a look at the new horizons in workers' compensation, including a panel discussion featuring representatives from the Colorado Medical Society, Pinnacol, the Colorado Division of Workers Compensation, and more.

The conference will be held Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 at the Wildlife Experience at CU South Denver in Parker, Colo. Online registration opens in early June, and space is limited. Questions? Call 303-361-4945.

Online CME: Opioid crisis

The Opioid Crisis: Guidelines and Tools for Improving Chronic Pain Management, presented by the Colorado School of Public Health, is accredited for two credits of CME and approved for COPIC points. This activity examines the best practices and universal precautions for treating chronic pain. Click here for more.

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