Morton I. Hyson, M.D., P.C.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an IME?
The term " I M E " is an acronym for Independent Medical Evaluation, and refers to any psychiatric or medical evaluation performed by a "neutral" practitioner who has no treatment, financial, or professional relationship with the examinee or the examinee's care givers.

Why are IMEs performed?
IMEs are typically requested by insurance companies to independently evaluate disability status and/or appropriateness and need for treatment issues. Similarly, HMOs and PPOs will also sometimes request that an IME be performed on a member or recipient of benefits.

Why are IMEs Necessary?
Insurance companies must periodically perform IMEs in disability cases to corroborate disability status and make sure benefit recipients are under the care of a physician and are being appropriately treated. Without the IME process, it would be impossible for insurers to offer disability coverage.

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