QME Exams FAQs Answered by a Pasadena, CA, Chiropractor
After an injury on the job, you may hear the abbreviation "QME" and basically get the idea that this individual is the person who stands between you and your claim. Well, to determine your eligibility for compensation or disability, you'll need to meet with a QME for an exam. While this may sound a bit scary, it's helpful to know exactly who this person is and what you can expect. Hopefully, these FAQ answers provided by Premier Wellness Chiropractic, serving Pasadena, CA, and the nearby region, can give you some insight.
1. Can You Pick Your Own QME?
The QME is a qualified medical examiner. He’s the person who will determine if you qualify for a worker's compensation claim and to what extent that claim should be made.
You may question if this is a person who your company puts in charge of your claim.
Well, fortunately, you get to choose this person to handle your claim. The person, however, must be qualified and have the necessary education and training.
If you're working with an attorney, you may want to discuss your choice with them.
2. Do I Have to Undergo a QME Exam?
This isn't always necessary in a worker's compensation case. Sometimes even before you receive treatment, your claim will go through without a hitch or any question.
The only time a QME is necessary is if there is a dispute as to whether you deserve compensation and how much.
3. Will You Receive a Physical?
This isn't necessarily the case. Nowadays, some practitioners offer the service via telehealth visits.
Mainly, what happens during your exam is you'll be asked questions and the evaluator will use this information to determine if you qualify for compensation. In some cases, you may need to have further testing, but our chiropractor will discuss this with you as we go through the process.
4. How Long Before I Know the Results?
A QME has 30 days to submit your results. However, it doesn't usually take that long. We'd also like to note that it could take longer if an extension is requested, and we need to perform any testing and have to wait for the results.
5. Will Your Medical History Be Part of the Exam?
As our chiropractor evaluates you, your medical history will be part of the equation. This ensures that the injury you sustained didn't happen previously.
At Premier Wellness Chiropractic, serving Pasadena, CA, and the neighboring communities, we offer QME exams after you suffer from a work-related injury. We pride ourselves on providing fair exams. We also pride ourselves on providing prompt ones, so you receive your benefits as soon as possible.
Book an appointment today for your exam with a chiropractor near you for treatment by calling 626-797-5800.