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Unraveling Complexities Mastering Medical Legal Report Writing: Unraveling Complexities is a Course

Mastering Medical Legal Report Writing: Unraveling Complexities

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. Differentiate between contributing-causal factors, both industrial and nonindustrial, influencing the resultant permanent disability. Develop proficiency in assessing the percentage of permanent disability caused by work injuries or industrial exposure, while considering the impact of other nonindustrial contributing factors. Learn to employ the most accurate impairment rating and provide substantial medical evidence within a reasonable degree of medical probability, reinforcing the credibility of your evaluations and supporting your conclusions effectively. You'll also discuss when to utilize the Almaraz Guzman (A-G) Analysis, and analyze the application of the Combined Values Chart (CVC). 

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:
  • Differentiate all of the contributing-causal factors, both industrial and nonindustrial, of the resultant permanent disability
  • Determine the approximate percentage of the permanent disability caused by the work injury or industrial exposure, and what approximate percentage was caused by other nonindustrial contributing-causal factors 
  • Employ the most accurate impairment rating and provide substantial medical evidence within a reasonable degree of medical probability to support the rating 
  • Describe when to utilize the Almaraz Guzman (A-G) Analysis
  • Describe the Combined Values Chart (CVC), and identify when it may be appropriate to rebut the CVC in favor of adding impairment ratings

 

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: December 2023
Expires: September 30, 2026