The Quality Divide: Are You a Leader or a Laggard in Quality IME Practices?
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Today, 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 condition. They may be unsure of the best course of treatment. They may
wonder if a degree of malingering or injury exaggeration may exist. In other situations, the case can be complicated by other medical issues — such as diabetes, hypertension or depression — which can hinder the injured worker’s recovery.
Due to these types of challenges, adjusters may want to request an independent medical examination (IME) to help determine the next step in the claim and injury management process. In general, there are four areas where an IME can provide useful information:
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