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WorkCompWire: Michael Valasek: Ensuring a Quality IME Result: Three Players in the Process

Posted on Jan 30, 2018

A certain amount of contention has come to surround the independent medical examination (IME) process. Oftentimes, both the insurer and claimant will obtain an IME to substantiate their respective opinions on a case. Rather... Read More

The Quality Divide: What Makes a Quality IME Physician?

Posted on Dec 11, 2017

If you partner with an effective IME vendor, the claimant will be sent to a physician who is highly qualified and skilled at performing these exams. Read More

The Quality Divide: Are You a Leader or a Laggard in Quality IME Practices?

Posted on Nov 29, 2017

As workers’ compensation professionals deal with increasing complex claims, they may become uncertain about specific medical determinations on a case. For example, they may wonder about the true cause of a claimant’s... Read More

The Quality Divide: Is Your Vendor Driving IME Excellence?

Posted on Nov 27, 2017

The demand for quality has given rise to an IME service industry aimed at connecting the best, most-qualified physicians to organizations requesting these exams and to the claimants who must undergo the evaluations. Read More

The Quality Divide: When and How to Request an IME?

Posted on Nov 13, 2017

As a workers’ compensation (WC) claims professional, you deal with increasingly complex claims on a daily basis. At times, you may need clarity or greater certainty on specific aspects of a case. For example, what is the... Read More

WorkCompWire: Thomas D. Johnson: Antifragile: How WC Organizations Can Benefit from ‘Disorder’

Posted on Mar 22, 2017

Volatility, disorder, uncertainty, and randomness are conditions we dislike and try to avoid. However, in his 2012 blockbuster book, Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, author Nassim Nicholas Taleb paints a... Read More

Property Casualty 360°: Establishing a quality IME process for your workers’ comp claims

Posted on Jan 19, 2017

Complex case disputes can result in significant medical and indemnity costs despite efforts to fairly cover the injured worker’s medical care and facilitate return to the job. At the same time, you need to guard against... Read More

IME National Provider Evaluation Checklist

Posted on Oct 6, 2016

Only a true national provider can give you: Peace of mind from National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Continuous Query monitoring Access to experienced independent medical evaluators, not just a generic list of doctors SOC 1... Read More

IME Referral Tip Sheet

Posted on Oct 1, 2016

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WCI: Examining the Exam: It’s Time to Rethink the IME

Posted on Feb 12, 2016

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