Black Lung Medical Providers and Clinic Staff

Welcome black lung medical providers and clinic staff! Our goal as the Black Lung Center of Excellence (BLCE) is to provide you with current information including 413(b) case studies and updates on pertinent topics from the US Department of Health and Human Services, the US Department of Labor, and other governmental entities. We are also here to provide technical assistance as needed. Helpful information can also be found under the Resources tab.  


413(b) Examination Case Studies

View this PDF document to learn about the Dept. of Labor 413(b) pulmonary exam and review sample case studies.

413B Exam with Case Studies for Medical Providers

Lung Pathology in U.S. Coal Workers with Rapidly Progressive Pneumoconiosis Implicates Silica and Silicates

Lung Pathology in U.S. Coal Workers with Rapidly Progressive Pneumoconiosis Implicates Silica and Silicates

Trends and Patterns of Differences in Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Among US Counties

Trends and Patterns of Differences in Chronic Respiratory Disease Mortality Among US Counties

Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Updates

Sign up for email updates regarding information about medical bill pay requirements, solutions for common problems, and other useful tips from the U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs.

U.S. Department of Labor – Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs

Revised Procedures for In-Facility Pulmonary Rehabilitation

The Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation (DCMWC) has revised the procedures for providing pulmonary rehabilitation services at a health care facility to eligible coal miners whose benefits are paid by the Black Lung Disability Trust Fund.

Learn more about the revised procedures

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Spectrum of Disease of Coal Mine Dust Lung Disease (CMDLD)




Additional Resources