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DWC Agrees to Enforce QME Rules ‘As Written’ to Settle Lawsuits

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation agreed to enforce medical-legal billing rules as they are written as part of a settlement with eight doctors who accused the agency of relying on underground regulations to deny their reappointment as qualified medical evaluators. Although the division didn’t admit to using regulations that weren’t properly vetted by going […]

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California Medical Evaluators, QME Education

DWC Approved QME 12 Hour Report Writing Course & Test Prep

With the April 2018 QME competency exam just a month away, it is time to reserve your spot for the QME 12 Hour Report Writing Course & Test Prep offered by DWC approved provider, California Medical Evaluators. Did you know that the pass rate for the October 2017 QME competency exam was just 56%!  A total […]

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Fraud Report, California Medical Evaluators

California Medical Evaluators, Fraud Report

Fraud Report

Fraud Report On February 20, 2018, the California Department of Worker’s Compensation (DWC), issued a fraud report, where it suspended 20 medical providers for fraud.  That brings the total number of medical providers suspended by the DWC to 247, you can review the complete list of suspended providers here. The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) […]

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Expert Witness

3 Most Common Mistakes Attorneys Make When Using An Expert Witness

Even the most experienced litigators need to be careful when retaining an expert witness. Properly leveraging your expert can make or break your case. There is no shortage of examples of when an expert can derail a case. For example, an expert psychiatrist, during the Andrea Yates trial, made a factual error during his testimony […]

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Expert Witness

Top 4 Things Jurors Look For In Psychiatry Expert Witness

You may think you have just retained the perfect psychiatry expert witness. Credentials, check. Experience as an psychiatric expert, check. But at the end of the day it doesn’t matter what you think of your psych expert witness. It’s the jurors’ opinions that really matter. Here are the top 4 things that jurors consider, consciously […]

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California Medical Evaluators, Expert Witness, Independent Medical Examinations

Expert Hand Surgeon in Los Angeles

According to recent data from the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, it is estimated that 18% of all health care visits were related to musculoskeletal conditions. More specifically, hand injuries are common and account for around 10% of emergency department (ED) visits nationwide. An expert hand surgeon treats these conditions and better understands hand anatomy and function, […]

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Neuro IME

Expert Witness, Independent Medical Examinations

Neuro IME in Los Angeles

There are many reasons you would need an expert Neurologist for a Neuro IME or Neurology expert witness.  Neurologists evaluate neurological conditions (problems with the nervous system). If your clients exhibit symptoms such as, muscle weakness, change in sensation, coordination problems, confusion or dizziness, they would likely require a neurology IME. If your client is suffering […]

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Orthopedic IME in Los Angeles

California Medical Evaluators, Independent Medical Examinations

Orthopedic IME in Los Angeles

In Los Angeles, there is high demand for Orthopedic experts.  The limited number of Orthopedic Surgeons available to conduct an Orthopedic IME in Los Angeles, creates an environment where demand outstrips supply.  When this happens, it is even more crucial to do your due diligence on the expert Orthopedic Surgeon that you may want to […]

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California Medical Evaluators, Independent Medical Examinations

Skilled Ortho IME in Anaheim

An Ortho IME (Independent Medical Examination) is needed when the injury claim is related to the body’s musculoskeletal system. This system includes bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons. How to Select a Skilled Ortho IME in Anaheim When it comes to selecting the Orthopedic IME in Anaheim, it is important to ensure the Orthopedic Surgeon […]

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Psych IME

California Medical Evaluators, Independent Medical Examinations

Psychiatric IME in Los Angeles

Psychiatric IME Over the last several years, there has been an increase in the number of requests for Psychiatric Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) in Los Angeles.  For a variety of situations, a board certified psychiatrist evaluates the psychiatric condition of an individual in the past and/or present.  Elements of a psychiatric IME (often referred to as Psych […]

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