IMEs as forces for healing, not harming — Part 1: case managers

Lauren Finestone

Independent medical examinations are one of many factors in our compensation system that can enhance or impede workers’ recovery and RTW. There are things that case managers can do to swing the balance in favour of better workers outcomes.

If a case manager wants to assess the status of a worker’s injury, or wants another opinion on whether the injury is work-related, they can refer the worker to an independent medical examiner — usually a relevant specialist.  But the It pays to care report identifies independent medical examinations (IMEs) as one of the main compensation system psychosocial factors that can enhance or impede recovery and RTW outcomes for injured...

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Published 02 November, 2022 | Updated 08 November, 2022