WC - Independent Medical Exams


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

Learn more about other WesCare® programs by using the links on this page or by contacting Westfield.

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