Independent Medical Examinations
Insurers, case managers and employers have complex requirements when it comes to casualty, accident benefit and both short- and long-term disability claims. In fact, independent medical examinations (IMEs) are often the most important piece of the puzzle, enabling the objective assessment of impairment, disability and medical rehabilitation claims. CBI Health Group provides expedited access to a large group of highly qualified specialists in physical and mental health assessments, which means processing times and associated costs can be kept to a minimum. In addition, we have vast experience working with employers, insurers and government agencies — and we have first-hand familiarity with the latest legislation for employment and auto casualty claims.
An IME is generally administered when an employee has been off work for a period of greater than 12 weeks and there is a dispute in the recommended direction of rehabilitation. At this point, our specialists are available to conduct either a single or a multidisciplinary examination — which is often combined with a Functional Abilities Evaluation — and offer the independent opinion that's needed to move the process forward. Find out why national insurance companies, adjuster agencies, disability management firms and employers count on CBI Health Group, a member of the Association of Independent Assessment Centres, to ensure the right outcome.
We can expedite the services of specialists including:
- General physicians
- Orthopedic specialists
- Neuro-psychological and neuro-occupational experts
- Occupational therapists
- Pain management specialists