The Biggest Mistakes IME Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them
The faculty identifies and discusses the most common and significant IME mistakes physicians make: administratively, gathering and reviewing the medical records, conducting the examination, interacting with the examinee, report writing, testifying at deposition and hearing, billing, collection and marketing.
Pleasing the Clients: The Latest Research on What Clients Really Want and How Can You Deliver It
Faculty review with attendees the results of their research into what IME clients are looking for from IME physicians and how these influence their selection process. Included in the discussion will be: credentials, specialization, cooperativeness, report writing ability, and ability and willingness to testify at deposition or hearing.
Advanced Physical Examination Techniques and the Quality IME Demonstrated
The faculty discusses and demonstrate an exceptional IME exam. Discussion and demonstration includes: interview and history, questionnaires, review of records, diagnostic studies, physical orthopedic/neurological evaluation, testing in numerous examination positions, tools of the trade, report writing and comment sections of the report.
Identifying Symptom Magnification, Fraud and Malingering: Advanced Techniques
Faculty discusses and demonstrates with the use of videos, the proper symptom magnification definitions, injury red flags, non-organic signs and their meanings, how to identify and demonstrate any inconsistencies, specific tests for symptom magnification, the proper use of functional capacity evaluation, and the role of surveillance.
Writing the Bulletproof IME Report: Exceeding Expectations
The faculty discusses and demonstrates how to draft an IME report that will stand up under scrutiny and cross-examination.
Efficiently and Effectively Dealing with Medical and Other Records and Materials Provided: Solving the Most Common Problems
The faculty explains the most efficient techniques for obtaining, organizing, and reviewing the medical and other records provided. Emphasis will be placed on missing and disorganized records.
IME Ethical Dilemmas: Avoiding Pitfalls and Minefields
The faculty identify the most common and difficult IME dilemmas faced by IME physicians and will offer practical suggestions for resolving them.
Innovative Premium Fee Setting and Billing Techniques
Faculty present cost-effective efficient protocols for premium fee setting and billing. Emphasis will be placed on being paid for the time spent, expertise and quality of the work product.
Working with Defense Attorneys: What They Are Really Looking For
Insight into what defense attorneys are really looking for from IME physicians. Videos of defense attorneys explaining their needs and issues are presented.
Advanced Practice Management: Maximizing the Efficiency of Your IME Practice
How to make your IME practice more efficient and profitable.
Innovative, Professional, and Cost Effective IME Marketing Methods That Work: Selection and Engagement
Simple, cost-effective strategies to market and expand an IME practice. Emphasis will be placed on what the physician and staff can do to build a premium practice.
IME Brokers and Scheduling Companies
How to identify the companies physicians may want to work with, how to develop good working relationships and what should be avoided in considering working with these companies.
Causal Relationships and the IME Physician: What You Need to Know
A detailed review of the numerous causal relationship issues and explanations for dealing with them.
The IME Physician Deposition: How to Excel
The faculty provides a detailed checklist containing many of the issues physicians will face at deposition. Special emphasis will be placed on particular IME issues and questions.
How to Deal With Requests for “Modifications,” “Alterations,” or “Corrections” to Your Report
The faculty offer practical, ethical, and time tested solutions to these vexing issues.
Independent Medical Examination Risk Management: What Can Go Wrong and How to Avoid It
The faculty identify the most potentially troubling and dangerous risk management issues for IME physicians and offer safe protocols for dealing with these issues. Particular emphasis will be placed on avoiding unnecessary risk.
Disability, Impairment and Ability to Work
In this segment the faculty review with the attendees what their role should be in evaluating and defining the disability, impairment and ability to work of examinees. Particular emphasis will be placed on the precise wording of opinions and reports.
Trick and Difficult Questions for the IME Physician
The faculty demonstrates in an interactive fashion the most difficult common questions IME physicians face and how to answer them truthfully and artfully. Insight is provided into the significance of the questions and the replies.