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Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC)

Online Training for Medical Providers – Module 4 and AMA CME Credit Now Available!

The DCMWC is pleased to announce a new training program for medical providers entitled, Black Lung Disability Evaluation and Claims Training for Medical Examiners. This training was developed in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), and represents a 'first-of-its-kind' opportunity for medical providers to take free, formal, online training specifically related to conducting disability evaluations for our program, while earning continuing medical education (CME) credits.

This training is being developed as a set of 4 modules: Spectrum of Disease of Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease (CMDLD); Diagnosis of CMDLD; Measuring Respiratory Impairment and Digital Chest Imaging; and Evaluating Causation and Disability.

To access the training modules, click on this link: https://www.publichealthlearning.com/course/view.php?id=94.

This training has been approved by the UIC College of Medicine for CME credit of 1 hour per module. Each module contains a post-completion assessment that will become available after the module has been completed. After passing all of the assessments and retrieving a certificate of completion, physicians will receive a total of 4 Category 1 American Medical Association (AMA) CME credits. AMA credits will only be issued after the completion of all four modules.