Independent Medical Examinations
Independent Medical Examinations (IME) are available through OSF Saint Francis Center for Occupational Health. Most often, and IME is referred by the employer or their designated agents, but sometimes it may be requested by the employee or employee's legal representative. The goal is to respond to the referral source's questions with an objective medical opinion.
Common questions to address include:
- Cause of injury
- Maximum medical improvement
- Treatment options
- Work capabilities
Medical Consultations are most often made by the current medical provider, but also sometimes by the insurance carrier/TPA. The purpose for this service is to render a specific opinion regarding the direction of care and care options. No treatment is provided with this service, but imaging, laboratory and other testing may be provided with authorization from the referring party.
Account Representative Phone: (309) 624-8653