What is a Medical IME?
Independent Medical Examinations are comprehensive clinical
examinations performed by one or more highly qualified
physicians. There is no treating physician/patient relationship
established when an IME is performed.
In addition to the documentation of the clinical examination
and observations, the final IME report will include a
thorough review of records, the results of any non-invasive
tests performed, and responses to questions. IME services
are utilized by a variety of sources, including claim
organizations, attorneys, and other individuals involved
in the management of disability claims.
When should a Medical IME be considered?
Whenever an unbiased expert assessment
of a claimant's diagnosis, status and treatment plan
To address inconsistencies between
the claimant's reported level of impairment and other
information, such as the expected result of treatment,
or activities performed by the claimant.
Who performs a PDC Medical IME?
PDC selects physicians and medical specialists who are
experts in their field of specialization and who have
demonstrated the ability to assimilate factual data in
the development of their opinions. These physicians have
extensive forensic experience and typically have served
as expert witnesses.
The PDC IME Network database contains the names of qualified
physicians, many who are bilingual, throughout the United
States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The database is constantly
updated and expanded.
The PDC clinical staff carefully credentials all IME
physicians, by reviewing their curriculum vitae, board
certifications, areas of specialization, licenses,
malpractice coverage, administrative requirements and
fees, and a work product sample.
Why use PDC's Medical IME services?
How do I refer a case for an IME?
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