Independent Medical Evaluation

Upon receipt of this type of referral, medical records will be reviewed and organized and the claim adjuster and/or defense attorney will be contacted. Selection of the appropriate physician specialty will be in collaboration with the claims representative. The injured worker will be notified by certified and first class mail of the details of the IME. A case summary letter and medical records will be provided to the physician.

With approval, the case manager will coordinate transportation to the appointment. If authorized by the claims representative, ECM’s case managers will attend the IME and provide immediate feedback to the claims representative.