A hearing was held December 3, 2010, regarding the Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 24.29.1432, 24.29.1533 and 24.29.1538 for proposed changes to the fee schedules. For a status on the proposed changes please contact the Department of Labor and Industry at 406-444-6530.
Utilization and Treatment Guidelines
In 2007, the Montana Legislature authorized DLI, Employment Relations Division (ERD) to establish medical treatment guidelines for use within the Montana workers’ compensation system. A Medical Provider Group (MPG) was formed with the end result being a recommendation to adopt the state of Colorado Medical Treatment Guidelines as the primary treatment guidelines and The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) Guidelines for those procedures not addressed by the Colorado guidelines. A hearing was held October 15, 2010, regarding the adoption of the guidelines, which are slated to become final, effective July 1, 2011. For more information go to the DLI website http://erd.dli.mt.gov/ and under I’m Looking For click on U&T Guidelines.