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Navigating QME Requirements Mastering Medical Legal Report Writing: Navigating QME Requirements is a Course

Mastering Medical Legal Report Writing: Navigating QME Requirements

Time limit: 365 days

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Full course description

Delve into the intricacies of medical legal report writing and unlock your potential to create reports that withstand scrutiny, effectively communicate findings, and serve as compelling evidence in legal proceedings. Gain a comprehensive understanding of the statutory and regulatory requirements that govern medical legal report writing, and learn to navigate these complex legal frameworks as you apply standards to your practice.  Learn to identify common mistakes, such as insufficient documentation or inadequate analysis, that can compromise the integrity of your reports. Discover how various stakeholders utilize these reports throughout the QME system, and develop a structured and meticulous approach to appraise and communicate your findings. 

Led by esteemed experts in the field, this course combines in-depth knowledge, practical insights, and interactive learning to empower you as a physician. 

 

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:
  • Describe the components and characteristics of a high-quality medical legal report
  • Discuss characteristics of an objectionable report, including potential pitfalls
  • Complete a thorough history and physical examination (H&P)
  • Summarize statutory and regulatory requirements, and apply these standards to evaluation and report writing
  • Prepare a written medical legal report in compliance with §10682. Physicians' Reports as Evidence

 

Audience:

This educational activity is intended for Qualified Medical Evaluators (QMEs), clinicians including MD/DO, physician assistants, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and others involved in the California Workers' Compensation system.
 

Course Format & Cancellation Policies:

This course is a recorded, on-demand course offering, made available online through Canvas Instructure. Once purchased, you will have access to the course for 365 days. This course will expire on September 30, 2026, regardless of purchase date. All sales of on-demand online classes are final. No refunds will be made for cancellations. 
 

Accreditation:

The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this activity for a maximum of 3.25 Contact Hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
 
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is accredited by the California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
 
The Center for Occupational and Environmental Health designates this online enduring material for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 
Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12983, for 3.25 contact hours. 

The UC Berkeley Center for Occupational and Environmental Health is a DIR DWC approved QME Continuing Education Course Provider (Provider No. 420). Qualified Medical Evaluators may report up to 3.25 hours of credit for QME reappointment. 

 

Accessibility:

If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART captioning, alternative media formats, etc.) to fully participate in this event, please contact Michelle Meyer at (510) 642-8365 or mmeyer@berkeley.edu
 

Disclosure:

No individuals involved in the planning or presentation of this activity have any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose. 

Released: October 18, 2023
Expires: September 30, 2026