Critical Elements of the QME Evaluation
Courses are approved by
the California DWC Medical Unit.
Daniel Buch, BS, DC, QME, Randall March
DC, DACNB, QME.
with Guest: WC Administrative Law Judge, Christopher Miller
The statements made by Judge Miller are not
necessarily the opinions or positions of the WCAB or other trial judges. The
statements made are intended for discussion within the context of this course.
Narrated online video presentation of California QME procedures and California
DWC QME regulations.
This module consists of three (3) 55 minute video Sections. A 50 question
online quiz is taken at the end of the 3rd Section.
The QME evaluation, its time and scope
Examination data needed to complete the report
What are the must have components of a complete report
- Q and A with WCAB Judge Christopher Miller
Improving objective measurements
Section 2: DWC required content and headings
Critical components of a complete report
Current or Future Medical Care
Causation and Apportionment review
Q and A with WCAB Judge Christopher Miller
- "Bullet-Proofing" apportionment opinions
- Apportionment checklist
- Referrals and consultations
- The psychological evaluation referral, with guest, Dr. Norbert Ralph, PhD,
Addressing Physical Impairment
Notes Regarding the Use of the AMA Guides
- Pain Related Impairment
- Effects of Medication Impairment
- Almaraz/Guzman II and Rating by Analogy
The concepts of AGII, how to construct an AGII alternate rating method,
Promptness and Time Frames
Proof of Service
EAMS and report package service
Selected sections of the 2001 California DWC Medical Unit Physicians Guide.
Selected sections of the 2013 QME Regulations.
Selected sections of the AMA Guides for the Evaluation of Physical Impairment (5th
Online quiz is interactive, giving feedback on incorrect answers.
5) No expenses of this course are underwritten or subsidized by vendors
of any goods, supplies or services.
Sample - Critical Elements of the QME Evaluation
This is a random sample and may not
be in sequential order.
you can view our sample video below, you are good to go!