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DWC Waives Prior Authorization for Telehealth Therapy Visits

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | 180 | 0 | 23 min read

The Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation temporarily waived the prior authorization requirement for initial and follow-up telemedicine visits for physical therapy and occupational therapy. The division issued an interpretative bulletin explaining that its rules define telemedicine as a two-way, real-time, interactive communication between an injured worker and a provider at a separate site. Providers are responsible for complying with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA. Providers must use the modifier “95” and bill location service ...

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