Archive for February 2011

Montana WC Utilization and Treatment Guideline changes

Utilization and Treatment Guidelines are rolling out in Montana’s Workers’ Compensation system in 2011. Attended training by the Department of Labor 02/22/2011 to learn about the blended Colorado / ACOEM guidelines, the web site and work with doctors and providers from around the state on various training scenarios. The practice guidelines are publicly available, free […]

Jeff Tochihara tribute

Long time friend and professional colleague Jeff Tochihara passed away unexpectedly in the afternoon of February 16, 2011. We worked with Jeff for 5 years while he was with Stillwater Mining Company, with one of his many responsibilities being the supervision of their self-insured workers’ compensation claims. Mr. Tochihara was active in both the National […]