A 4062 exam is NOT a medical/legal evaluation..PQME or AME... just a exam at the request of the CA... has no ''legal'' bearing on resolving any disputed medical issue.My PQme on 8/11/10 was a 4060(compensability exam) at the CA's request.(still waiting for Medical report). With the specialty of CA's choice (Orthopaedic Surgery)- other than spine or hand. 3 letter Code MOS.
There is NO SUCH thing as a 4060 PQME... a PQME is selected from a list of QME's provided by the DWC medical unit, YOU must be given the first opportunity to request a list, and select the Dr to perform the evaluation.Claim denied 8/25/10. Do I need a 4062 PQME to dispute the denial now? or wait for 4060 PQME report.
NO..basically because you had no involvement in this process. The labor code is very clear, disputed medical issues ''shall'' be resolved by 4062 process, 'only'.Will the 4060 serve me as Labor Code 4062 in this case?
CA is trying to pull a fast one here. The 4060 exam is NOT the correct process in determining compensability of the claim. You MUST use PQME if the CA is going to deny, regardless of the reason... "conditionally denied" is "BS".I have not initiaded the 4062 process.. I've only done the 4060.