Impairment Ratings, Independent medical examinations (IMEs) are evaluations performed by an evaluator not involved in the care of the examinee, for clarifying clinical and case issues. Impairment Ratings and IMEs are an important component of workers’ compensation systems, and are also used to clarify other disability or liability associated cases.
This IME course describes and defines IMEs, their uses and challenges to the case manager and adjuster. The instructor will outline example reasons for ordering IMEs, who to select to perform an IME, and the cost-benefit for objective clinical data in reference to a Workers Compensation case. This course will assist the claims manager in understanding the uses and hinderances of IMEs to perform the ultimate goal of returning the claimant to work.
PLEASE NOTE: In order to qualify for CE credits, you must attend the LIVE webinar event is being held only on Thursday, September 22, 2022, from 2-3:00 PM Eastern time.
2 P.M. ET / 1 P.M. CT / 12 P.M. MT/ 11 A.M. PT
If you watch this webinar after the live event, you will be watching a recording and will not qualify for CE credits.
Earning CEU Credit
Genex Services has partnered with the CEU Institute, a nationally accredited CE provider, to offer webinar/classroom equivalent credits towards a variety of certifications and licenses. Workers' Compensation Adjusters and Nurse Case Managers are eligible for 1 CE credit for each 1-hour course. The following credit types and states have been submitted for approval for credits.
- Nurses: RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA, CCM, CDMS, COHN, CRC, MSCC: nationwide
- Adjusters: AK, AL, AR, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MS, MT, NH, NC, NM, NV, OK, OR, OR-WC, TX, UT, WV, WY, CA: Workers' Compensation post-designation
For states that do not require prior approval, the adjuster is responsible for submitting their attendance certificate to the appropriate state agency to determine if continuing education credits can be applied.
Donna Bradshaw, Vice President / IME Operations