Ca. Workers' Comp. Quarterly 2021, Vol. 34, No. 1
- Homeowner Claims Cheat Sheet
- In This Issue
- Let's All Get a Grip on Grip Loss
- Medical-Legal Billing Flowchart (with Non-Ibr)
- Mpn Transfer Care—Who Is in Control and What Does That Mean?
- Temporary Disability During the Covid-19 Era
- The Importance of Understanding Legal Authorities in Workers' Compensation Cases
- Walking on Eggshells: Properly Apportioning to Causation of Permanent Disability and Not Causation of Injury
- Workers' Compensation Section 2020-2021 Executive Committee Roster
- A Closer Look at the New Med-Legal Fee Schedule
A Closer Look at the New Med-Legal Fee Schedule
John P. Kamin, Esq.
Woodland Hills, California
California’s Office of Administrative Law recently approved a controversial set of amendments to the med-legal fee schedule that pays physicians higher fees for med-legal evaluations, effective April 1, 2021.
The Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) created the regulations after state auditor Elaine Howle determined in a November 2019 audit report that there was a shortage of qualified medical evaluators in the California workers’ compensation system. She also concluded that the DWC was not doing enough to ensure that QMEs are producing high-quality reports.