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30-day grace period given for use of new fact sheet for use of QMEs and Agreed MEs

Posted on 18 June 2012 by admin

Division of Workers’ Compensation posts updated fact sheet explaining the use of qualified medical evaluators and agreed medical evaluators

30-day grace period given for use of new fact sheet

In April 2012, the Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) posted an updated fact sheet for injured workers on its Web site which provides answers to questions about qualified medical evaluators (QME) and agreed medical evaluators (AME). The division is providing a grace period until July 15, 2012 to use the revised fact sheet as required for issuance of benefit notices. Only the text is required for compliance.

Specific changes to the fact sheet:

• Information for the need to fill out and file the claim form was revised

• The explanation for treatment within a medical provider network (MPN) was reformatted to clarify questions for potential use of a QME/AME

The updated fact sheet, including the text only version, is available in English and Spanish and can be found on the Information &Assistance Unit Web page.

Original file at: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dwc/dwc_newslines/2012/Newsline_29-12.html

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