LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The California Department of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) has announced that October 19, 2019 will be the date of the next QME Competency Exam. QMEs are doctors certified by the DWC who examine injured workers in order to determine contested medical issues in a Workers’ Compensation claim. QMEs play a vital role in the Workers’ Compensation system to aid in the adjudication of claims as well as to reduce fraud, waste and abuse.
The DWC is seeking physicians who are licensed to practice medicine in California to become QMEs. With the growing demand outpacing physician supply, now is the ideal time for physicians interested in med-legal work to consider taking the upcoming exam and become a QME. Although most provider specialties are eligible to become QMEs, based on current data, the following physician specialties are in highest demand: Dermatology, Pain Medicine, Otolaryngology (ENT), Gastroenterology (GI), Orthopedic Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and Psychiatry. The deadline to register for the October 2019 exam is September 5, 2019.
For those physicians considering a career as a med-legal expert, California Medical Evaluators offers a unique QME Starter Program that is specifically designed for newly appointed QMEs. The program offers knowledge, education and mentorship to help guide physicians. Our QME expert team will be with you every step of the way to help you launch a successful QME practice.
As part of the QME Starter Program, California Medical Evaluators provides a comprehensive suite of QME practice management services to let physicians be physicians and not have to worry about the administrative complexities of managing a QME practice.
Those physicians interested in applying to become a QME in California, please visit CalMedEval.com to learn more.
About California Medical Evaluators
California Medical Evaluators (CME) is a leading provider of Med-Legal Practice Management services to physicians who perform Qualified Medical Examinations (QMEs), Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) and medical expert witness engagements. CME’s broad network of qualified physician experts perform over 5,000 medical-legal examinations annually. Founded in 2010 by QME physicians, CME has become a leader in QME practice management, while also providing IME services, fitness for duty evaluations, and disability evaluations for the legal and insurance industries. More information about CME can be found at CalMedEval.com or by calling (888)-853-7944.