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Auditor Finds DWC Failed to Adequately Administer QME Process

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 1819 | 5 | 90 min read

The Division of Workers’ Compensation has not done enough to attract and retain qualified medical evaluators; failed to continuously review the quality of medical-legal reports; and inappropriately used the reappointment process to discipline providers for alleged violations, California Auditor Elaine Howle said in a long-awaited report released Tuesday. “Although DWC is responsible for overseeing QMEs and the selection process, it has not adequately ensured that it has enough QMEs to keep up with demand for their services,” Howle wrote in a public letter to the Leg...

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