We offer self-directed online learning, in-person seminars, and occasional conferences. Topics range from billing for staff to evidence based clinical topics for providers. Some allow you to meet our program requirements, some describe our processes, and some offer FREE Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME).

All educational activities are listed in the Training Catalog. Check out all the choices that are available to you, and send us your feedback anytime!

CME

Welcome

Accreditation Statement:

The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Our CME mission is to advance provider knowledge, competence, and /or performance so Washington State's injured workers receive high quality evidence based care, and provider's interactions with L&I are timely and effective.

Our goals are to:

  1. Provide current evidence-based recommendations for treating injured workers.
  2. Share best practices to close treatment gaps and improve patient outcomes.
  3. Assist providers in their practice management by understanding the medical-legal environment of workers’ compensation.

Our program offers a variety of FREE self-directed trainings, videos, seminars, and workshops. Some qualify for free Category 1 CME* credit(s). You will find all of our offerings, links, dates, times and locations on the Training Catalog tab.

Training Catalog

Training Catalog

Note: After each completed activity you will be able to generate your own CE or CME certificate. Print or save them as needed because L&I cannot reproduce them.

Self Directed Learning:

  • 2018 Conservative Care of Occupational Knee Conditions - An evidence based resource for the conservative management of occupational knee conditions. It includes best practices on diagnosis and practical resources to help inform treatment options and patient shared decision-making. (Physicians and Chiropractors) Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ * Quiz
  • Surgical Guideline for Work-related Knee Injuries - This guideline reflects a best practice standard for surgical treatment of certain knee conditions sustained by injured workers treated in the Washington State worker’s compensation system under, Title 51 Revised Code of Washington (RCW). (Physicians and Chiropractors) Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ * - Quiz
  • Medical Examiner’s Handbook (MEH) and Certification Test - Describes requirements for quality independent medical examinations and impairment rating examinations. (Physicians) Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ * 
  • 2017 Active Rehabilitation for Work-Related Low Back Conditions Describes best practices in Low Back Conditions. (Physicians and Chiropractors) Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ * - Quiz 
  • Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Injured Workers - Specific to opioid prescribing for injured workers in Washington state; includes prior authorization requirements. (Opioid prescribers) Two (2) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ * - Quiz 
  • 2015 Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain - Produced by: Agency Medical Directors Group (AMDG) Describes best practices in opioid prescribing; updated and expanded from the 2013 guideline. (Opioid prescribers) Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ * 
  • 2015 Interagency Guideline on Prescribing Opioids for Pain plus the DOH Pain Management Rules - Produced by: Agency Medical Directors Group (AMDG). Describes best practices in opioid prescribing; updated and expanded from the 2013 guideline; plus video on DOH rules. Meets DOH education requirement. (Opioid prescribers) Four (4) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ *
  • 2015 Primary Pain Care Conference - Produced by: Agency Medical Directors Group (AMDG) Videos and slides from presenters and panelists at this conference held June 2015. (Opioid prescribers) Self-report
  • Attending Provider Resource Center and test - Basics of workers' compensation in WA State, plus linkages to programs, policies, and processes, making it easier for you to work with the system. (All attending providers) Three (3) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ * This resource is currently not available.
  • Doctors play a key role in Return to Work - 3 minute video on helping injured workers return to their jobs as soon as medically possible; an occupational medicine physician explains. (All physicians) Self-report

Billing Workshops (in-person)

The Basics of Best Billing - You will learn best billing practice for billing L&I and what’s new. We will answer your questions, demonstrate tools and show you how to use resources available on the L&I website. (Providers, Medical Assistants, Administrative, Billing and credentialing staff) 4 hours, self-report

Best Billing Practices for Interpreters - You will learn best billing practice for billing L&I and what’s new. We will answer your questions, demonstrate tools and show you how to use resources available on the L&I website. (Providers, Medical Assistants, Administrative, Billing and credentialing staff) 3 hours, self-report

Filing the Report of Accident and ICD-10 Diagnostic Codes - You will learn the best practices for completing a new workers’ compensation accident report, including how to identify the correct ICD-10 codes. (Providers, Medical Assistants, Administrative, and Billing staff) 2 hours, self-report

Conferences and Seminars

Upcoming seminars

None at this time.