Medical Evaluations

An IME Will Save You Money

Unbiased, evidence-based medical opinions

Why Would an Injured Worker Need Another Evaluation?

You have concerns about the treatment, maybe you're even seeing red flags. Without certainty that the recovery plan is based on true evidence and not embellished due to a prior injury or complicated by a comorbidity you risk:


Improperly prescribed care


Lengthy or unknown return-to-work estimates


Unnecessary costs and lost time


Verify the Medical Findings

Doubt resolution is an important part of any medical claim verification. When these concerns arise you must pursue action to ensure the right care is being provided to an injured worker, at the right time. Incorrect, improper, or fraudulent recovery planning can be identified and stopped with a quality IME, saving time, money, and litigation risk.

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True Injury Confirmation

A truly independent examiner only cares about providing a medical opinion based on the evidence of injury, not a predetermined outcome.

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Proper Patient Care

Evaluations from real medical evidence focus recovery on sustained injuries which avoid wasted time on unnecessary or extended care.

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Cost Containment

Timely care planning based on evidence of injury prevents costs from escalating due to incorrect assessments that delay recuperation.


What’s Included with an IME?

An IME provides a medical evaluation by a doctor not previously involved in the claim. It is based on reviewing existing documentation and a physical exam. A necessity when causality is questioned. Physicians look for:

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General physical assessment

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Other contributing factors, such as prior injury

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Objective and subjective manifestations of injury

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Signs of deception

The 3-step plan

Get Answers in 3 Easy Steps

When you have questions, you need answers. If you are seeing red flags or there is potential litigation ahead, the sooner you request an IME the better your outcome will be for the claim.

What our customers are saying

"Ethos has been a valuable business partner going on six years now. Their timeliness and accuracy are a big part of our high-performer status with the Division of Workers’ Compensation."

"Ethos has been a great partner that makes our team more effective and significantly impacts claim outcomes."

"My non-represented file that could have turned ugly…returned to work on modified duty yesterday after having surgery. Ethos really helped out and together as a team we kept him from litigation and kept his claim cost low."


If you need more information, please reach out and we’ll be happy to answer any of your questions.

Do IME’s always need addendums?

Can I add additional requests on the day of the IME?

If I haven’t been sent the IME report yet but the IME has been completed, can I ask additional questions of the doctor instead of using an addendum?

Is it better to ask for general recommendations or be more specific in my line of questioning?

A Second Opinion Could Save You…

Independent verification saves you from losses due to litigation, time and money spent on wrong recovery plans, or outright fraud.