Request for Comments on Reappointment

The Director of the Workers’ Compensation Administration (WCA), Darin A. Childers, is considering the reappointment of Judge Anthony “Tony” Couture to a five-year term pursuant to NMSA 1978, Section 52-5-2 (2004). Judge Couture’s term expires on August 26, 2018.  Anyone wishing to submit written comments concerning Judge Couture’s performance may do so until 5 p.m. on May 31, 2018. All written comments submitted per this notice shall remain confidential. Comments may be addressed to WCA Director Darin A. Childers, P.O. Box 27198, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87125-7198, or emailed in care of Sabrina Bludworth,

IME Provider Selection Committee's Revised List of Health Care Providers

The IME Provider Selection Committee organized pursuant to § 52-1-1.2.D. is revising its list of health care providers who are authorized to conduct independent medical examinations (IMEs).  This list includes one applicant to be considered during the June 2018 IME Committee meeting.  The list can be found on the Health Care Providers page.

Written public comment on any health care provider being considered for inclusion or continuation on the list of authorized IME providers will be accepted from May 1, 2018, through close of business on May 31, 2018.

In making its decisions, the “Committee shall, to the greatest extent possible, designate only health care providers whose judgments are respected, or not objected to, by recognized representatives of both employer and worker interests and whose judgments are not perceived to favor any particular interest group.”

To provide written public comment, please contact the Workers’ Compensation Administration’s Medical Cost Containment Bureau, PO Box 27198, Albuquerque, NM 87125-7198, phone (505) 841-6811, fax (505) 841-6078.

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New Rules
The Rules are reviewed annually. See the latest.
Fee Schedule
The medical fee schedule is revised each year pursuant to statute. Proposed revisions are typically posted for review and public comment each fall, and the final version published in early December. Find the current fee schedule.
Coverage for AG Workers
Employers are required to provide workers' compensation coverage for agricultural workers. Find out more.
IPRA Request
For those with an Inspection of Public Records Act (IPRA) request, contact Diana Sandoval-Tapia at (505) 841-6052.
Get Involved
Interested in becoming an IME provider? Find out more.
The Advisory Council on Workers' Compensation and Occupational Disease Disablement meets regularly at the Albuquerque WCA. Find out more.