DWC Posts Amendments to Draft Home Health Care Fee Schedule Regulations

As Reported by the Department of Industrial Relations State of California DWC Posts Amendments to Draft Home Health Care Fee Schedule Regulations The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) today posted amended draft regulations regarding the implementation of a fee schedule for home health care services.  Members of the public are invited to present written comments regarding […]

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Medical Legal Experts is proud to celebrate 1,000 Years of Combined Medical Legal Experience. Our team of Physicians continues lead the selection process as preferred Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME) in California. Reputation, trust and experience are qualities demonstrated by ALL our group members for over 1,000 combined years.

Celebrating 1,000 Years of Combined Medical Legal Experience

Medical Legal Experts is proud to celebrate 1,000 Years of Combined Medical Legal Experience. Our team of Physicians continues lead the selection process as preferred Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME) in California. Reputation, trust and experience are qualities demonstrated by ALL our group members for over 1,000 combined years.

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The “Dahl” Case is pending on appellate grant and may be a strategic advantage for the applicants to increase permanent disability (PD) ratings by using a vocational expert.

“Whether the Board properly relied upon the opinion of a vocational expert retained by the injured employee to award 79% permanent disability for her neck and right shoulder injury.

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Medical Legal Experts Education Series for Insurance Carriers Medical Legal Experts is a group of Qualified Medical Evaluators (QME), Agreed Medical Evaluators (AME) and Medical-Legal Experts here to give you a fair and ethical examination with an accurate and complete impairment rating. Medical Legal Experts is an approved provider of continuing education by the California […]

Changes to Qualified Medical Evaluator Regs

On Friday, The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) issued a notice of public hearing for proposed Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) regulations. The specific benefit anticipated from the regulation is the elimination of the delay caused by the backlog in obtaining a panel QME with the exiting paper process. The proposed amendments will implement an online […]

Medical Legal Expert Forum 2015

Medical Legal Experts is proud to introduce the following speaking invitations for 2015.  Our Physicians regularly share their experience on a variety of healthcare topics.  If you are interested in learning more about our Medical Legal Expert Forum, contact us. 3/24/2015 Electrical Stimulation (1 hr) Sedgwick Claims Management Services TX 3/25/2015 Claims Management Challenges (1 […]

DIR, DWC Respond to Concerns Regarding Ongoing Home Health Care

The Department of Industrial Relations and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DIR/DWC) have received inquiries regarding the denial of previously approved home health care services. Agreed-upon medical treatment must be honored, and California’s 2012 reform law, SB 863, did not change this. Under the 2012 reforms, unless a treating physician provides medical evidence of a […]

DWC Posts Adjustments to Official Medical Fee Schedule (Physician Services / Non-Physician Practitioner Services)

The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has posted an order adjusting the Official Medical Fee Schedule (OMFS) to conform to changes in the Medicare payment system as required by Labor Code section 5307.1. The Physician and Non-Physician Practitioner Fee Schedule update Order adopts the following changes: • National Correct Coding Initiative April 1, 2015 includes […]

Contact Information for Status of IMR Requests

The Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) and its Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) remain committed to improving California’s workers’ compensation system to ensure that injured workers can receive timely and appropriate medical treatment. The independent medical review (IMR) process allows injured workers who have been denied a specific course of medical treatment by a claims […]