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A review of consent orders issued by the Commissioner of Workers’ Compensation since early 2019 indicates the DWC is monitoring and removing designated doctors who fail to perform under the requirements of the rules. A Medical Quality Review Panel (“MQRP”) audit was done to evaluate the medical necessity and appropriateness of additional testing or referral by designated doctors. At the conclusion of the audit, the DWC determined that, not only did the doctors unnecessarily make referrals to other providers or order unnecessary testing, they also engaged in other activities that either violated the rules or were considered substandard by the DWC. Specifically, the consent orders identify the following reasons for sanctioning the designated doctors:
The following designated doctors have either been removed from the DWC designated doctor list for a period of time ranging from 2 to 4 years or have been ordered to pay administrative penalties and complete DWC workshops and other additional training:
AL Jameson, D.C. removed for 2 yearsSandra E. Silmon, D.C. fined and training ordered