CME is accredited by the Administrative Director of the California Division of Workers’ Compensation for Qualified Medical Evaluator continuing education.
Qualified medical evaluators (QMEs) are qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation to examine injured workers to evaluate disability and write med-legal reports.
A Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) is a medical professional who is certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) to examine injured workers and write reports evaluating the injuries.
In addition to providing comprehensive practice management services for our physicians, CME also offers additional opportunities to do med-legal work outside of the Workers’ Compensation system. CME provides comprehensive medical-legal practice management for all medical expert engagement services.
An IME is the evaluation of an injured party that utilizes a third party, independent medical professional to issue an unbiased opinion on the injury.
Fitness for Duty (FFD), also known as Fitness for Duty Evaluations (FFDE) are medical examinations conducted by a physician to determine whether an employee is fit (physically, mentally, or emotionally) to perform essential job functions.
CME provides comprehensive medical-legal practice management for our physicians performing Disability Evaluations.
It is difficult to overstate the importance of having a medical expert on a case who is articulate and capable of clearly explaining complicated ideas. Even the most qualified physician can easily become a liability if he/she cannot explain the issues so that the jury of non-medical professionals can comprehend.
In addition to being articulate, a successful medical expert must appear polite and calm at all times, regardless of what happens in the courtroom. Because we understand how crucial a medical expert witness can be, we offer deposition and trial preparation for our physicians to assist them in expressing their expert opinions to the best of their ability.