Independent Medical Examination (IME)

AkesoCare can provide our clients with an Independent Medical Exam (IME) that is compliant with most current U.S. Department of Labor requirements (currently 6th Edition AMA Guidelines, 5th Edition available if requested) worldwide.  AkesoCare’s IME capabilities include:

Local Provider Identification

AkesoCare has developed a worldwide network of Certified Independent Medical Examiners (CIME) that can provide Independent Medical Exams in dozens of countries worldwide.  In those areas where an CIME is not available, AkesoCare leverages AkesoCare’s International Provider AccessSM (IPA) network and has identified specific international providers who can perform specialized medical examinations and assessment allowing one of AkesoCare’s CIMEs to a determine: 

  • Impairment Rating (IR); Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI); and
  • Return to Work (RTW) date; all compliant with the 6th Edition AMA Guidelines (5th edition also available if requested) and recognized by the U.S, Department of Labor.

Universal Independent Medical Assessment Form

In those areas where a CIME is not available, AkesoCare will provide a proprietary, condition-specific Independent Medical Assessment Form.  This form allows for a non-CIME physician to perform a complete independent medical exam supplying the information required for AkesoCare’s CIME to determine an: 

  • Impairment Rating (IR);
  • Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI);
  • Return to Work (RTW) dates. 

All of these determination are compliant with the 6th Edition AMA Guidelines (5th edition also available if requested) and recognized by the U.S. Department of Labor.