Independent medical examination

A medical doctor or other healthcare practitioner not directly involved in a patient’s care can performs an independent medical examination (IMEs) to provide expert information for specific case management and evidence in claims, hearings and other legal proceedings. Although the specific vary according to the require report, IMEs are part of all workers’ compensation claims. In some regions IMEs may be known as impartial medical examinations, agreed medical examinations, binding medical examinations, or neutral medical examinations.