Friday, October 14, 2016 —5:00 pm—9:00 pm
Saturday, October 15, 2016 —8:00 am—5:00 pm
Pacifica Orthopedics—Conference Room—11th Floor
18800 Delaware Street, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Course Moderator: Paul Wakim, DO
Course is accredited for 12 hours and meets the requirements of the DWC mandatory
report writing course in order to become a QME.
COA Provider #9
Qualified Medical Evaluators (QMEs) are continually faced with understanding disability issues involving apportionment, causation, and writing evaluation reports using the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment-5th Edition.
This course will allow you to interact with Workers’ Compensation experts and instruct you in what you need to know to pass the QME test and write a ratable Medical-Legal report.
The course will cover the following topics:
- QME Role in the Disability Evaluation Process
- Required Elements of the Medical-Legal Report—Mechanics of Report Writing
- DWC’s Disability Evaluation Protocols
- The Language of the Reports—Using the Correct Legal Terminology
- Apportionment—Labor Code Section 4663/4664
- Recent Court Decisions Affecting Disability Issues
- Interactive Session—Writing and Evaluating a Medical-Legal Report
- Common Errors in Writing a Report
- The Third-Party Perspective—Reports from the Perspective of the Judges, Attorneys, Insurers, Raters,Employers, and Qualified Rehabilitation Representatives
Attendees will be required to write and submit a Medical-Legal report that will be critiqued by faculty members.
This course is accredited by the California Division of Workers’ Compensation for 12 hours of Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) continuing education credits in report writing required to become a QME.
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