Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How far in advance are IME's scheduled?

Is it possible to schedule an examinee with multiple specialists for the same day?

How quickly will the IME report be completed?

Are IME reports made available to examinees or their representatives?

What information should the scheduling client provide for the independent medical evaluation?

What can an examinee expect during the evaluation?




1. How far in advance are IME's scheduled? Generally, Independent Evaluators, Inc. can accommodate the time frame requested by clients or approximately 2 weeks advanced scheduling. Some specialties however, may book up to 4 weeks in advance.

 

2. Is it possible to schedule an examinee with multiple specialists for the same day? Yes. It is not uncommon for an examinee to require multiple exams by different specialists; such as ortho/neuro, ortho/psych, etc. For this reason, our professional staff is able to schedule an individual for multiple specialty exams on the same day.

 

3. How quickly will the IME report be completed? Reports are dictated immediately following the examination and can be e-mailed or faxed within 48 hours. Same day results are provided upon request. Our normal mailing time is within 7-10 days of the examination.

 

4. Are IME reports made available to examinees or their representatives? No. The IME report is provided ONLY to the client. Unless authorized by the client, no other copies of the report will be made available to any other source.

 

5. What information should the scheduling client provide for the independent medical evaluation? Clients should provide our physicians with any available medical records and x-rays. It is recommended that this information be accompanied by the pertinent set of questions, which the physician will address in the narrative report. Ideally, this information is provided in advance of the date of the examination, allowing the physician to be acquainted with the case prior to the examination.

 

6. What can an examinee expect during the evaluation? First, all examinees are required to provide photo identification. Second, a complete history is taken by the physician, to include any possible pre-existing condition which may impact their claim. Lastly, a thorough examination of the injured area(s) is completed by the physician.