An IME is a objective medical, dental or psychiatric examination to evaluate the causal relationship between an incident and a disease process to establish the cause and effect relation between the two. High-quality examinations provide unbiased, accurate and medically sound information.
Doctors performing IME's must be licensed to practice in:
o Medicine & Surgery,
o Osteopathic Medicine & Surgery,
o Podiatric Medicine & Surgery,
o Chiropractic, or
Approved doctors are not obligated to accept examination assignments, nor are doctors guaranteed referrals.
Doctors performing IMEs must know about:
? The purpose of an IME.
? IME provider number.
? Qualifications of an approved provider.
? Responsibilities during the examination.
? Completion of job analysis.
? Ongoing treatment for the worker.
? Responsibilities regarding testimony.
? How complaints are handled.
? Rating systems to use.
? Information to include in the report.
? Fee schedule for IMEs.
? IMEs for impairment rating only.
Dr. Chacko offers a wide range of forensic Psychiatric services. These services include his expertise as an Addictionologist, a wide range of Evaluations, and administration and interpretation of Psychological Testing. He has extensive experience in medical record review, identification of standards of care, causation and damage issues, IME’s, expert witness deposition and trial testimony.