Comcare’s management of IMEs — the Commonwealth Ombudsman takes a look

Lauren Finestone

The Commonwealth Ombudsman’s investigation into Comcare’s management of IMEs addresses reports of unreasonable and unethical behaviour and offers up suggestions for improvement.

In 2021, allegations of unreasonable and unethical use of Comcare’s independent medical examinations (IMEs) got some bad press in the media. Workers accused Comcare of sending them to too many doctors for independent medical examinations (IMEs), and ‘doctor shopping’ to get a report it could use to deny or cancel a compensation claim.  They alleged they were sent to doctors who didn’t have appropriate qualifications...

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Published 02 November, 2022 | Updated 08 November, 2022