Independent Medical Evaluations (IME)

National Physicians Review (NPR), a subsidiary of NYCHSRO/MedReview, provides clients with Independent Medical Examinations (IME) for Workers’ Compensation, No Fault, Disability and Liability claims.

WHAT IT IS:

  • A physical examination and evaluation of a claimant’s current state of health, to include one or more of the following:

    • Peer evaluation of established treatment plan and effectiveness of implementation

    • Evaluation of attending physician’s current recommended course of treatment

    • Assessment of future treatment plans and recovery efforts including additional clinical treatment and/or appropriateness of rehabilitation goals, restorative treatment and/or return to work considerations

    • Determination of degree of disability, causality and permanency of alleged injuries

    • Evaluation of claimant’s ability to perform normal activities of daily living

HOW IT WORKS:

  • Referrals may be submitted by the client via physical mail, email or fax.

  • Once received, referrals are entered into the NPR database and a treating physician is selected from the NPR panel. Steps are taken to ensure that the selected

    Choice of selection is based on three main factors:

    • Nature of examination needed (Workers’ Compensation, No fault, etc.)

    • Clinical nature of incident and type of peer specialist required

    • Geographic location of claimant and/or court venue

  • An IME is then scheduled for the claimant, in accordance with the guidelines associated with the type of case. Notices of all scheduled IMEs are timely submitted to the claimant and/or their attorney’s office.

    • Upon completion of the IME, the client is provided with a detailed medical report reflecting the following:

      • A complete history of the reported incident as obtained from the claimant and medical records

      • A review of all records provided by the client

      • A detailed examination of each area of claimed injury

      • A detailed conclusion, which includes the physician’s diagnoses and responses to all questions asked by the client

  • The expert report is released to the client, with copies to the claimant, claimant’s attorney and his/her attending physician, if required.

For more information, click here.