independent medical examiner


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independent medical examiner

A doctor who is not otherwise involved in an examinee’s care, who performs an impartial examination to evaluate injury, disability, or impairment in regard to legal or insurance issues.
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This process should involve the management team reviewing cases for investigation and possibly additional independent medical examiners who can offer their expert opinions.
"We do, however, agree with [the] claimant that the language restricting the workers' compensation court's determination of impairment and disability within the range of opinions of the treating physician and the independent medical examiner is constitutionally infirm and must be stricken."
The Independent Medical Examiner (the IME ) shall be a board-certified, Virginia licensed physician.
In addition to agreeing to set aside cash, Cigna has agreed to change its claim procedures to give more weight to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits awards, improve the way it gets medical information, set new guidelines for use of outside medical resources, use a new process to choose independent medical examiners, and accept new quality monitoring procedures, according to a copy of the settlement agreement posted on the Web.
These doctors are certified by the Board and essentially misnamed as "Independent Medical Examiners" (IME).
To prevent a rogue doctor issuing false death certificates, Chisholm is also considering appointing independent medical examiners, who would be the only people allowed to issue certificates.
Chernett, his chief medical officer at Authentic4D and a claims manager for GEICO pitched the use of 3-D imaging instead of hiring independent medical examiners to hasten the resolution of injury claims.
Chernett, his chief medical officer at Authentic4D and a claims manager for GEICO, pitched the use of 3-D imaging instead of hiring independent medical examiners to hasten the resolution of injury claims.
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