Becoming a Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) provides California doctors the opportunity to evaluate cases from injured workers. The primary task is often to evaluate disability and write medical-legal reports addressing the patient’s impairment level. Physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers’ Compensation – Medical Unit as QMEs have gone through a stringent selection process and must follow certain standards including continuing education courses every two years.
QMEs include medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, doctors of chiropractic, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, psychologists and acupuncturists. QMEs are from all different fields because of the board spectrum of impairments and disabilities that might occur in a worker’s compensation case. As such, our QME continuing education courses cover a variety of different topics. Our most popular course QME Evaluation of the Chronic Pain Patient discusses paint theory and how a QME might classify different systems of pain.
Two other courses cover the AMA Guides which is an important tool for the QME. The first course, Understanding Chapter 18 of the AMA Guides, involves rating pain impairment on a standard scale that works well for QME pain impairment rating. A second similar course, Evaluator’s Resource Algorithm to the AMA Guides, focuses on Chapters 1 and 2 of the AMA Guides. Our courses are great if you’re looking to fulfill your 12 hour requirement every two years or are simply learning to prepare to become a QME. Best of all, our QME continuing education courses are available to read anywhere and anytime absolutely free! That’s right, all of our course text PDFs can be downloaded before you even purchase the course. We want you to be happy with the course you choose so we’re glad to offer it to you for free so you can pick exactly the course that you like!
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