|Report Writing Course Topics & Session Detail|
The package includes the following topics:
Carlyle R. Brakensiek, JD, Wayne Whalen, DC
How reports are used; ethics; substantial evidence; regulatory requirements; Rule 10606, EAMS and the Unrepresented Injured Worker; AME and the QME panel process; QME regulations; common problems.
Necessary elements and the language of forensic reports in the workers’ compensation system; Substantial medical evidence, AOE/COE, compensable consequence injuries.
The importance of a thorough history and exam, medical-legal consults; diagnostic testing; factors of disability; work restrictions and the “old law.”
Causation, consequential injuries, cumulative trauma, record reviews, future medical awards, Medicare Set-a-sides.
Medical treatment, introduction to the AMA Guides, 5th Edition; New law impairment, work restrictions, and work capabilities; The landmark, Almaraz-Guzman case discussion and examples.
Attorneys representing injured workers and employers join with Dr. Feinberg to lend their expertise to the discussion of how new law applies to forensic reporting of impairment.
The California Code of Regulations is very clear about the documentation necessary to substantiate the work that QMEs and AMEs perform. Your report must properly reflect these requirements or you risk yours being thrown out and going unpaid.
A retired workers’ compensation judge is joined by an applicant and defense attorney to discuss burden of proof, apportionment, evidentiary standards and how to communicate conclusions with clarity and reasoning.
Common and unique situations are discussed by specialists in each of three categories. Case studies are analyzed to show the repercussions of good reporting and poor reporting.
An expert in impairment rating discussing how the AMA Guides impairment rating in a medical-legal report is calculated to become a disability award. wrap-up, Q&A, prepping for the QME exam; mock reports.
6/8/2017 » 6/10/2017
32nd Annual Mid-Summer Seminar, Squaw Valley, CA
6/9/2017 » 6/10/2017
Mid-Summer Seminar 2017 - EXHIBITOR and SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES