Asked by: Ildefonsa Fandrich
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th June, 2020

How long should an IME take?

Most appointments should last 30 minutes to an hour. He or she will do a simple battery of tests that include range of motion, reflexes, pain response, Q+A, medical history, walking (such as on your heels and toes) and maybe some others.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, how long does an IME take?

Some independent medical examinations only take up to 15 minutes. The doctor will then prepare a written report about your medical condition and give an opinion about whether you can work. This report should be provided to you or your lawyer within 15 days after it is completed.

Secondly, how much do IME doctors make? A slight majority of independent medical examiners charge a flat fee for their IMEs. The average length for the entire IME process (record review, examination, and report writing was approximately 4.5 hours. This means that on average, independent medical examiners earn $356 hour for IME work.

Likewise, what happens after an IME appointment?

After the IME, the doctor will write a report with his or her conclusions and opinions, particularly in response to the disputed issues or questions raised by the insurance company. You or your lawyer should receive a copy of this report. The results of the IME can have a large impact on your case.

How do I beat an IME?

Preparing for the Independent Medical Examination

  1. Keep your appointment.
  2. Know what you're getting into.
  3. Get organized.
  4. Note the date, time and place of your exam and the name of the doctor who will be examining you.
  5. Arrive early.
  6. Take time to answer all questions carefully.
  7. Avoid unnecessary elaboration.
  8. Be precise.

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