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WC California /QME Report - Flipping fran - 01-13-2020

So today I received my report from the QME, it states that I'm now MMI and P&S and mentions the voucher program also .QME is asking for new nerve testing to be done also ,I'm confused about that. I thought once you reach MMI or become P&S that it's rather a done deal, was hopeful to be done with the system of WC . So does TTD continue or does something else happen? I've reached out to my attorney about this ,but of course no response as of this writing, usually takes weeks for a response. .

Thanks in advance for any thoughts on this.


RE: WC California /QME Report - California_Help - 01-13-2020

TTD stops usually when you are deemed P&S.

The QME can request testings and can write a supplemental report. It is unknown what if anything will change after the nerve test.


RE: WC California /QME Report - California_Help - 01-13-2020

You should ask your attorney for clarification, as I am just assuming from limited info from your post on what will happen next.

Best to you.


RE: WC California /QME Report - Flipping fran - 01-13-2020

Thanks california help for your response, so do you know if the PD payments kick in or maybe settlement since testing will still need to be scheduled after the IC makes a decision on the matter ? Yes I've reached out to my attorney with regards to this, no response, takes weeks. ..

Thanks Again


RE: WC California /QME Report - Flipping fran - 01-14-2020

Since the QME report states that I'm MMI or P&S,does my PTP also do a report or ? ? can PTP and QME disagree ? Probably not because QME trumps PTP I'm guessing.
Should be interesting to see how my PTP thinks about this. .

Thanks all


RE: WC California /QME Report - 1171 - 01-14-2020

Its the QMEs opinion that trumps. The treating doc can have relevant input as to medical facts and findings.
There are many occasions where diagnostic studies or medical history were not available to the QME.
By all means have your treating doc comment on the QME report. No one can predict what the court will find more persuasive; even if its a “ long shot”.


RE: WC California /QME Report - Flipping fran - 01-14-2020

Thanks 1171, yes there was missing medical information that the QME didn't have, I was surprised with his report, I see my PTP tomorrow. ..

Thanks Again!


RE: WC California /QME Report - 1171 - 01-14-2020

(01-14-2020, 03:11 PM)Flipping fran Wrote: Thanks 1171, yes there was missing medical information that the QME didn't have, I was surprised with his report, I see my PTP tomorrow. ..

Thanks Again!

Hopefully the missing information is critical to supporting the QMEs opinion.


RE: WC California /QME Report - Flipping fran - 01-14-2020

1171 that I'm unsure of! !! I just don't think my PTP is going to like QME report stating I'm MMI, however I think my PTP wanted to do more treatment, which has been spoty at best ,due to the IC always denying treatment. .. don't think the IC will go along with the treatment the QME is requesting either . I'm glad this forum is available and for the answers we all get from you and others. ..

Thanks Again


RE: WC California /QME Report - 1171 - 01-14-2020

You’re welcome.
Information is critical to leveling the playing field between injured workers and the experts who make the decisions.