Independent Medical Examination
An independent medical examination (IME) occurs when a doctor who has not previously been involved in a person’s care examines an individual. Georgia Spine & Orthopedics understands that an independent medical evaluation is a critical step in determining return to work status and worker’s compensation cases. Our physician will evaluate the patient’s current medical status, with the goal of providing a comprehensive and objective report regarding work capacity and any ongoing residual limitations.
In a peer-to-peer review, our physician will contact the current treating provider, review the records, and then make a determination. Our objective and clinically-based reviews concentrate on quality of care, medical necessity, physician practice patterns, and treatment determinations.
Georgia Spine & Orthopedics provides high quality medical care to the injured employee. We partner with the case manager/attorney and employer to treat a patients’ condition efficiently and cost effectively.
Medical Record Review
Georgia Spine & Orthopedics provides medical record reviews to assess the relative status of an orthopedic spine injury or condition over the course of time indicated in the records. Our physician looks for indications of a causal connection between the deviation from the standard and the injury to the patient. We also also assess the effectiveness and appropriateness of prior treatment.