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Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)

California Medical Evaluators, Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME)

3 Key Reasons Newly Appointed QMEs delay their QME Practice

Every year, a few hundred physicians across the state of California have the desire to leverage their clinical expertise to become a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME).  As a matter of fact, since October 2016, a total of 524 physicians have registered for the QME competency exam in hopes of becoming a QME.  However, only 181 […]

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California Medical Evaluators, Expert Witness, Independent Medical Examinations

Pain Expert Witness for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

Pain Expert Witness Needs for Claimant Injuries Related to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) According to a well-known pain expert witness, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a condition that is not easily identifiable but often appears in personal injury cases.  CRPS can cause issues for both parties due to the general lack of understanding […]

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California Medical Evaluators, CME News

October 17, 2018: DWC to Hold Pre-rulemaking Public Meeting on New Medical-Legal Fee Schedule

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, October 17 to discuss the structure of a new medical-legal fee schedule for the workers’ compensation system. This fee schedule is used to compensate physicians for examinations and reports that decide issues of compensability for work-related injuries. DWC posted a notice […]

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California Medical Evaluators, CME News, Medical-Legal In The News

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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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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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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