IME

Reasonable and Necessary Treatment

By |2017-02-04T16:45:36-06:00February 4th, 2017|Medical Benefits|

Injured workers with compensable Illinois workers' compensation claims are entitled to reasonable and necessary medical treatment. The Illinois Workers' Compensation Act provides: The employer shall provide and pay ... for all the necessary first aid, medical and surgical services, and all necessary medical, surgical and hospital services thereafter incurred, limited, however, to that which is reasonably required

Independent Medical Exams

By |2017-02-11T12:29:44-06:00February 2nd, 2017|Medical Benefits|

Employers and their insurance companies can require injured workers to submit to an independent medical examination, also known as an IME or section 12 exam, to determine the nature, extent, and probable duration of the injury. Following the exam, the employer's doctor will author a report and offer their expert opinion on issues such as: diagnosis accident