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QME Medical-Legal Fee Schedule Proposed Changes (California)

PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 3:18 pm
by jtisdale
Support Suzanne Honor-Vangerov’s Medical Legal Fee Schedule Proposal!

I am writing to inform you that Sue Honor-Vangerov, former Director of the DWC Medical Unit, and a coalition of QME supporters have drafted a proposed Medical-Legal Fee schedule that MUST be submitted to the DWC for consideration by Friday December 14, 2018. If you are in support of an improved DWC fee schedule, please Sign the petition and full proposal

As you know the DWC is intending to adjust the DWC Medical-Legal Fee Schedule and has requested input from industry experts. It is extremely important that you support a change to the fee schedule that adequately compensates QMEs for the work they perform. Highlights of this proposed fee schedule include:

- Hybrid Flat Fee-Variable Fee System for Evaluations and Supplemental Reports
    - Minimum Flat Fee of $2,200 for non-psych initial evaluations and re-evaluations (includes review of first 50 pages of records)
    - Minimum Flat Fee of $3,850 for psych initial evaluations and re-evaluations (includes review of first 50 pages of records)
    - Minimum Flat Fee of $1,000 for non-psych supplemental reports (includes review of first 50 pages of records)
    - Minimum Flat Fee of $1,750 for psych supplemental reports (includes review of first 50 pages of records)
- $5.50/page for every page of records in excess of the first 50 pages
- Missed/failed appointment fee of $1,000 for evaluations which are not completed due to the failure of the applicant or an interpreter to attend the examination in part or in whole, or if canceled or rescheduled by either party
- 5% premium for reports served ten or fewer business days after the date of the evaluation
- $600/hr for deposition testimony
- Cost of living adjustment annually of the greater of 4% or annual Consumer Price Index

Please click here to read the full draft proposal and sign the petition. https://www.change.org/p/support-suzanne-honor-vangerov-s-medical-legal-fee-schedule-proposal