WC - Independent Medical Exams

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National capabilities with local specialized physicians

An Independent Medical Examination (IME) is an important instrument in workers’ compensation claims to provide insight into an injured worker’s medical history; etiology of injuries; progress to maximum medical improvement; medical perspective and recommendations regarding ongoing treatment; and determination of permanent impairment. Westfield’s IME program offers the following benefits:

  • Independent physicians
  • Available peer review or physician examination services
  • National network of over 11,000 practicing physicians that specialize in performing IMEs
  • Access to an additional national network of over 750,000 medical providers
  • Physician credentialing
  • Rapid access to physicians
  • Appointments scheduled within 2 days
  • Reports obtained from the examining physician within 10 days of the examination
  • Reminder call to the injured worker or legal representative prior to the appointment
  • Verification call to the examining physician office on the date of the appointment to confirm attendance
  • Coordination with nurse case management
  • Quality assurance program
  • Legal testimony when needed


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