Tag Archives: IME

Towards Simplicity – Complex Case Management by Doctors

Information about how doctors can improve outcomes in compensation systems using a complex case management model Continue reading

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Degenerative Disease – too heavy a burden on our compensation systems?

I have been critical of arguments used in Independent Medical Examiner (IME) reports to justify opinions that a work injury (or an activity at work) is no longer the “cause” of an ongoing disabling condition.  My criticism is based on the … Continue reading

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AHPRA and IME’s

The WorkCover Victim’s Diary and Civil Forensic Psychiatry blogs have recently made commentary on issues with IME assessors and complaints processes. I have previously blogged about issues with IME assessors. IME’s – The Good, The Bad and the Ugly Pt … Continue reading

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PANELS PANELS PANELS OI! OI! OI! – Part 3 of IME’s – the good, the bad & the ugly

(With apologies to Australian Cricket Supporters) This is part 3 of a trilogy about IME’s. Here I put forward ideas about how the system can be improved. In some jurisdictions some of the improvements are already being put in place. There … Continue reading

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IME’s – the good, the bad & the ugly – Part 2 – Current Issues

This is Part 2 of a 3 part series of blogs about Independent Medical Examinations (IME’s). This series is written from my perspective as a doctor treating patients covered by workers compensation or motor accident insurance. While all compensation systems are … Continue reading

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IME’s – the good, the bad and the ugly – Part 1- What is an IME?

I know this stuff about definitions and standards is boring, but I need to set this out so you can make sense of what I plan to say about IME’s in the blogs to follow. So please bear with me. … Continue reading

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