WCAB court cases and ever changing California law ensure that the medical
legal landscape is always shifting! We continually update our courses to add
relevant and new information.
- California AB 1832
has been introduced
Salas and Eloise Gomez-Reyes have introduced AB 1832. Effectively AB 1832 would
constitute an increase in the MLFS which has not been adjusted since
2006. Since its introduction, there has been no action taken by the Assembly. To read the
full text of the bill and to track its progress, click
are urged to contact your State representatives regarding their needed support
of AB 1832.
AB 1832 includes the following
- Require the DWC to immediately increase the
MLFS conversion factor from $12.50 to $18.75
- Require the DWC increase the conversion factor on a quarterly basis based on
the Consumer Price Index.
- Establish a relative value, greater than zero, for missed Medlegal
appointments and any record review time associated with a missed appointment.
Another New Proposed Fee Schedule.
responded to the introduction of AB 1832 with a proposed new Medlegal Fee
Schedule. A forum was opened and hundreds of pages of public comments were made.
the DWC Proposal and the Forum Contents
is proposing a flat rate type schedule which would sadly reduce payments to
QME's for most reports. This proposal stands in direct contrast to AB 1832,
proposing in effect a pay cut to QME's when a pay increase is needed to stem the
exodus of QME's from the system.
- New Course Approval - AMA Guides Examples
We are happy to announce that our new course covering AMA Guides 5th Edition
text examples has been approved by the DWC Medical Unit. The course discusses AMA Guides 5th Edition examples for the Upper and Lower
Extremities and the Spine.
of our courses have been re-compiled using the latest HTML5 website code. These
latest improvements will make our courses play smoothly on a wide array of PC's and
mobile devices. Check out our Sample videos which are also compiled
using this same code!
Course 1 Sample
Our 12 Hour Report Writing Course was approved by the DWC Medical Unit and
has been well received.
This course satisfies the DWC Medical Unit report writing
course requirement for New QME appointment.
All course are approved by the DWC
Medical Unit to 5/22/2021
DWC Medical Unit Report Writing
Course Provider #18
DWC Report Writing Course Approval to 8/20/20
All of our 6
hour courses have been re-approved by the DWC Medical Unit until 5/6/21.
- The DWC Medical Unit has released
a new version of the Physician's Guide to Medical Practice in the California
Workers' Compensation System
you would like to take any of our current courses in preparation for sitting the
Examination, please email us! We offer a discount for using our courses for
QME Regulations 2013
DWC Request for Independent Medical Bill Review
Complete EAMS Report Filing
Instructions from the DWC
2016 DWC Physicians Guide
DWC Medical Unit
Medical Unit QME Forms
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