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.
DWC Audit by the California State Auditor
you may recall, the DWC has been audited for the first time in its history by
the California State Auditors Office. The results of the audit are now
published. You may read the summary and full report here: https://www.auditor.ca.gov/reports/2019-102/index.html
DWC Response and Auditor's Reply:
The DWC has responded officially to the Auditor's report and the Auditor's
Office has replied to that response. You may read these comments here: https://www.auditor.ca.gov/reports/2019-102/response.html#comments
At this point there is no news in regard to needed
revision of the MLFS. AB 1832 stalled in the legislature while the DWC's last
proposal was not well received by the QME community. The Auditor's report
clearly restates the need for adjustment to the MLFS, but does not articulate
how just an adjustment be made. The debate will no doubt continue into 2020, at
which point the MLFS will not have been adjusted for inflation in 14 years! A
new MLFS will be proposed by the DWC in Spring of 2020. You are urged to comment
in the DWC public forum once the MLFS is made public.
As Always: The issues
regarding the MLFS Complexity Factors remains concerning and QME's are urged to
fully document the complexity factors involved in billing. Your descriptions of
the complexity factors should be rock solid to avoid any conflict with the
Medical Unit. If you have any questions regarding
a specific case or complexity factor issue, please contact the Medical
Unit personally before issuing your report.
- 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
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