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Preamble: Many of these issues are small, yet each issue is just that… an issue. If you take care of the small issues, then the larger issues often take care of themselves and you can focus on the larger issues… a larger, more profitable practice and more family time. Mark Studin 2006
“Including IME and DME Findings in your E&M and 4-Corners Report”
Do you want to know how I really feel???
“I am Truth & Transparent” Mark Studin 2019
We have been discussing rebutting improper IME and DME’s for years
IME: Insurance ordered examinations to limit or cut care
DME: Defense lawyer ordered an expert to testify in the trial against your patient.
Both carry potential issues that must be responded to and may not go unanswered. If so, it both erodes your reputation and can work against settlement or verdicts of your pateint…. AND… the lawyers know it!
You must have the rebuttal included in your records. The best place to place the IME rebuttal is in the body of evaluation and for the DME, is in the 4-corners report, or lawyers narrative. It can put as an addendum or include in the body of the report. I urge you read Section #9: IME, Peer Review and Carrier Rebuttals and utilize Dr. Ron Manoni who has perfect rebutting improper IME’s and DME’s. He can be found at Section #18: IME, Peer Review and Carrier Rebuttals. He can be hired to do them for you.
If you do not have your rebuttal in your report, preferably the narrative prior to trial, there is a good chance that doctors, no matter how many lies or ommissions are in the report, will rule the final opinion. First, he will have seen the patient last and secondly, by not rebutting it, you give the courts the impression that you agreed with him and the opposing counsel will do their worst to prove that!!!!.
Mark Studin DC, FASBE(C), DAAPM, DAAMLP
Adjunct Associate Professor of Chiropractic, University of Bridgeport, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Post Graduate Faculty, Cleveland University-Kansas City, College of Chiropractic
Adjunct Professor, Division of Clinical Sciences, Texas Chiropractic College
Graduate Medical Educational Presenter, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education Joint Partnership with the State University of New York at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
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