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Late Reports Surfaces as Issue in QME Certification

By Greg Jones (Senior Editor)

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 1757 | 0 | 37 min read

The California Division of Workers’ Compensation, which promised to enforce its qualified medical evaluator rules as written earlier this year to settle a lawsuit, is doing exactly that and using late reports as a reason to delay or deny recertification. Attorney Charles Rondeau of the Rondeau Law Firm in El Segundo said late reports have become the division’s new “cause celebre” when reviewing QME applications for recertification. Rondeau said his concern is that the DWC is needlessly delaying recertification by waiting until a doctor’s authorization to pra...

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