Independent Medical Exams [3923]
Date: Thursday, March 8, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: A120

   Michael Rozen, Orthopedic Surgeon, Independent Medical Specialist Evaluations LLC

Track: Workers' Compensation
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Basic

The session addresses the ins and outs of an independent medical examination (IME) from the perspective of the reviewing physician. The presenter discusses the official standards that define a quality IME, according to the American Medical Association, the required qualifications of the examiner, methodology and procedures. He also provides a description of what happens at the time of the examination. The topic is relevant because the IME is a commonly used tool for management of a claim.

Learning Objectives:
Select the right doctor for the examination based on the facts of the case and the objectives of the examination
Explain how an IME can help claims managers assure their client that the case is being handled properly
Describe how an IME can assist in managing a claim even when the opinion does not favor the employer
List the documents, information and the IME questions needed by the reviewing physician to provide a quality IME

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  CCM: 1
  CRC: 1
  RN: 1
  CDMS: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

File & Handouts:
Performing IME slides
Performing IMEs handout

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