UEF PQME (California)

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UEF PQME (California)

Postby spreare on Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:52 pm

I performed a PQME in June of '16 and UEF still will not pay me. Their position is that they were not a party to the PQME process. Do I need to pay the $150 lien filing fee?
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Re: UEF PQME (California) (California)

Postby appliedpsych on Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:54 pm

That adds to the increasing oddity of working as a QME. I probably had 3 or 4 UEF cases, in the past, but none in over a decade, so perhaps the rules changed. These QME appointments were all set by the UEF, and I was told to bill them directly, and they always paid promptly. Not sure what to make of your situation. Did the UEF set the appointment?
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Re: UEF PQME (California)

Postby spreare on Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:42 pm

Actually the AA and ER hired attorney got me from a panel list. There is a panel #. I guess each struck a name, or they just agreed to use my name from the list. But as far as that part went, the UEF wasn't involved in that. The UEF is enjoined and there is a UEF adjuster and the case is proceeding along with an MSC date. But the adjuster will not pay me. She answered my e-mails and several months ago told me that I might have to collect directly from the ER. I presume however if the UEF is enjoined I Should be paid. Not sure why they will not pay me.
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Re: UEF PQME (California)

Postby steve appell on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:25 am

The answer is "NO."
You can file a "Petition for Determination of non IBR medical legal dispute" which does not require a lien or a lien fee. See Rule & Reg 10451.1

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Re: UEF PQME (California)

Postby LawAdvocate on Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:32 am

Second the motion that UEF has to pay. It is there duty to collect from the employer - I cannot find a reg or case law to the contrary to support non-payment. Second the motion to file a non-IBR Petition with costs and sanctions as well.
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Re: UEF PQME (California)

Postby spreare on Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:50 am

Okay but UEF pays at the end right? After the C&F is resolved? Or should I petition prior?
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Re: UEF PQME (California) (California)

Postby steve appell on Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:45 am

You petition now..... & BTW .... I meant "NO" to the lien & lien fee, and I agree UEBTF is responsible for payment
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Re: UEF PQME (California)

Postby LawAdvocate on Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:52 am

Again, second that you file your petition now, you do not wait. That is pure bologna. Whoever is telling you that at UEF was born at night, like last night - when someone tells you something like that you ask them what code they are relying on - because UEF stands in the shoes of the employer and pays all benefits, costs and medical-legal discovery costs, etc.
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Re: UEF PQME (California)

Postby spreare on Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:37 pm

LA, my experience with UEF has not been as you describe, even as the PQME. The adjuster is being recalcitrant. But I will be filing that petition.
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Re: UEF PQME (California)

Postby LawAdvocate on Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:01 pm

I find UEF Adjusters to be woefully under educated and unable to cite the law they should be following.
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