CMLS has been involved in the development and management of Orthopedic QME’S for over 28 years. More Orthopedists have chosen to work with them than any other management company in California- that says something. The front office support and management services are extremely well handled. I can only commend them for the services and support they have established for me. It has given me the ability to easily work at a higher level with a company that values serving the physician. It is all there for you as well.

- James Esch, M.D. Founder of the San Diego Shoulder Institute


    CMLS was founded in 1995 to serve and provide the highest quality management services to physicians specializing in forensic disability evaluations throughout the state of California. The evaluations include Independent Medical Evaluations (IME), Agreed Medical Evaluations (AME) and Qualified Medical Evaluations (QME) provided in over 300 clinics in California.

    CMLS has been instrumental in building hundreds of successful IME/QME physician practices over the last 28 years. As a result this has led to the support and processing of hundreds of thousands of evaluations during that time.

    The physicians that work with CMLS are of the highest caliber within their peer groups. Most are board certified with extensive clinical backgrounds in direct treatment in their specialty.

    These highly respected physicians have extensive knowledge and experience in forensic disability evaluations. Due to this level of time commitment many are in the top 5% of producing physicians within the industry.

    CMLS believes that integrity and the commitment to high levels of service and results for their physicians make them the best choice for doctors eager to find lasting success.

    How Does QME Fit in With California Medical Evaluators?

    QME stands for qualified medical examinations. And to perform qualified medical examinations in the legal and insurance industries, you need the right team to back you up.  A successful med legal practice will need comprehensive services for independent medical examinations and other medical legal work. To say quality is crucial in the medical field is an understatement. Quality medical service helps maintain customer satisfaction and loyalty and most importantly, reduces the risk of costing lives.

    Medical practitioners can build a reputation for quality by gaining accreditation with a recognized standard, such as being a Qualified Medical Evaluator.

    The California Department of Industrial Relations defines QMEs as qualified physicians who are certified by the Division of Workers' Compensation - Medical Unit to examine injured workers to evaluate disability and write medical-legal reports. The reports are used to determine an injured worker's eligibility for workers' compensation benefits. QMEs can include medical doctors, doctors of osteopathy, doctors of chiropractic, dentists, optometrists, podiatrists, psychologists, and acupuncturists.


    Why Choose CMLS As Your QME Partner?

    California Medical Legal Specialists has been helping physicians and other medical practitioners in their QME Practice. The QME Practice Management Process has been perfected for 30 years. We are committed to providing top-notch QME practice management practice in the simplest process possible.

    Our CMLS Team has been an expert witness in providing comprehensive and timely services for every health professional's QME practice management needs.

    As one of the best QME Management Companies Fresno we strive to provide you with medical expert witness engagements, qualified physician experts perform, and California medical evaluators. Our team of qualified physician experts are here to help you navigate the workers compensation system without getting bogged down by insurance companies. CME's broad network and optimal office locations will give you the support and flexibility that you need to be one of the best California medical evaluators. We are the leading provider in schedule management, bill review, duty evaluations, report review, quality assurance, record digitization, required forms, and office placement for Frenso's medical experts.

    If you are providing IME services, do not hesitate to hire us as your top choice for a practice management company. Even newly appointed QMES will benefit from working with us due to our large support network.




    • Best in class QME service system developed and refined over decades in business
    • Providing full management services which include all front office and administrative support for your QME practice
    • Highly competitive management of billing and fees
    • Aggressive and robust collections and billing process to get you paid in a timely manner and schedule


    Best in class service developed and refined over decades in business

    Providing full management services which include all front office and administrative support for your QME practice

    Highly Competitive management fees

    Aggressive and robust collections process to get you paid in a timely manner

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