Originally, Dana and co-publisher Christina Elliott founded and Elliott-Lopez Publications, Inc. and TeachCE.com (a.k.a. Occupational Injury and Illness Perspectives). This publication began in 1997 as an informational newsletter to employers, insurers and physicians. Over the years, it has become a medical legal teaching tool for the same members of the California Workers’ Compensation industry. The publication became certified as a home study, distance learning program for QME continuing education in 1998 with material focused toward physicians who treat and evaluate injured workers in the State of California.
In late 2021, Christina decided it was time to retire. Her dedication and hard work in starting, growing and keeping the business flourishing is greatly appreciated! We wish her the best!
Now, beginning January 2022, Sherry German has come on board and partnered with Dana. Together they have plans to take the company to the next level with enhancements like online course-taking and added services like video courses and live, in-person seminar courses.
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Dana Livingstone-Lopez is an expert in disability evaluation report writing and claims-related issues of significance to QMEs and primary treating physicians in the California Workers’ Compensation system. She has been certified as an educational provider by the Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Workers’ Compensation, State of California, since 1996. (DWC-Education Provider Number #470). She was the founding partner of Elliott-Lopez Publications,Inc., and principal of Livingstone-Lopez Consulting, LLC.
Dana is thrilled to welcome her new business partner, Sherry German, Certified Impairment Rater, forming TeachCE, Inc., to provide the very best in content for physicians looking for an organized method of navigating the work comp system!
TeachCE, Inc. will now incorporate all of the classes available previously through both Livingstone-Lopez Consulting, LLC and Elliott-Lopez Publications, Inc. (www.teachce.com)
- QME Continuing Education Classes
- Disability Evaluation Report Writing for pre-QME qualification (DWC education provider #2)
- PTP report writing training and certfication
- Live Courses (or via Zoom platform) quarterly and upon request (call for proposal)
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Sherry German is a Certified Impairment Rater who has been involved in the CA workers’ compensation industry since 1989. She recently sold her business, Comprehensive Medical Reporting Services (CMRS), after building it from the ground up in 2004, and remains a principal with that organization. Sherry has been a speaker in numerous educational seminars throughout the state, for QME and PTP organizations. She has also provided medical-legal consulting to physicians and attorneys with a focus on teaching the elements of med-legal report writing and impairment analysis.