Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)?
An Independent Medical Evaluation is an impartial medical opinion by a Healthcare professional who is not involved in a Claimant's care, and provids specific information to a third party regarding: Diagnosis, Prognosis, Causation, Review of treatment rendered, Assessment of maximum degree of medical improvement, Assignment of permanent impairment, Functional Capacity Evaluation (depends on patient's effort), Return to work, Work Capacity, Other (ADA) .

What constitutes an EXPERT?
An Expert is a witness qualified by knowledge, skill, experience, training or education to provide scientific, technical or other specialized opinions about the evidence or fact issues (Rule 702 - Federal Rules of Evidence)

What is Disability Medicine?
Disability Medicine is a subspeciality of clinical medical practice which encompasses the identification, prediction, prevention, assessment, evaluation and management of impairment and disability in both human individuals and populations.

Who Needs our Services?
  • Worker's Compensation (private insurance companies and state and Federal WC systems)
  • Attorneys - plantiff and defense
  • Personal Injury attorneys including medical malpractice
  • Personal injury liability insurance companies (auto liability, property and personal injury liability)
  • Federal Agencies (Social Security, OWCP, VA, Military)
  • State Agencies
  • Self Insured Employers
  • Third Party Administrators
  • Disability Insurance Companies
  • IME Brokers/Expert Witness Brokers

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