WHAT IS AN INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALUATION?

Independent Medical Evaluation (or Examination) (IME) is an examination or physical performed by a doctor, usually made at the request of the workers’ compensation carrier. The doctor performing the IME has not previously been involved in the person’s medical care. Sometimes an IME is necessary, sometimes it is not.  An IME is used sometimes to try to prove an injury or symptom is not work-related.

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