DWC Seeks QMEs for October Exam

DWC Seeks QMEs for October Exam

California’s Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) is accepting applications from physicians for the October 2022 Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) exam.

The in-person, computer based exam will take place from October 15 to October 22. Physicians wishing to apply must complete an application and registration packet, to be submitted no later than September 1.

Details are below; as always, daisyBill is here to answer any questions physicians may have about billing for QME services compliantly, accurately, and easily.

Physicians Wanted: Become a CA QME

QMEs serve a crucial role in the workers’ comp system, providing Medical-Legal services to help resolve disputes between injured workers and employers. When such disputes arise, the DWC may assign a panel of three QMEs, one of whom conducts the necessary Medical-Legal evaluations, and if necessary offers testimony.

With last year’s complete overhaul of the Medical-Legal Fee Schedule, the DWC established new rates for QME reimbursement.

To apply for the QME exam, physicians must:

  1. Complete the Application for Appointment as a Qualified Medical-Legal Evaluator
  2. Complete the QME exam registration packet
  3. Submit the application, registration packet, and check for the $125 sitting fee to:

Division of Workers’ Compensation - Attn: QME Exam Medical Unit
P.O. Box 71010
Oakland, CA 94612

The street address for express delivery is:

1515 Clay Street 18th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

The DWC will conduct the October 2022 QME exams in-person at Pearson VUE testing centers. According to a recent DWC Newsline, the vendor managing the exam, CPS HR consulting, will notify candidates regarding the scheduling process. Applicants can seek further information from the DWC Medical Unit at (510) 286-3700 or at QMETest@dir.ca.gov.

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