12:00 noon – 12:05
Welcome and Introductions
Dawn Traverso, Aventura
12:05 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Questions to Ask Your IME Provider: What you Want to Know versus What you Need to Know
Jeffrey S. Penner, MD
How to ask questions to get a substantiated opinion regarding diagnosis: Diagnosis should be based on evidenced-based medicine to support the diagnosis, and consideration and/or rule-outs of diagnoses that may have been considered by other examiners and treating physicians in the review of records
How can you ask Causality Questions to address the most problematic cases: The Rules of Causality will be presented, and discussion of the problematic causality cases; that of acute injury overlaid on degenerative changes.
How to address Best Practices Care and the associated costs of care: Best Practices treatment will be discussed and the link to treatment for causally related conditions versus pre-existing conditions.
How to ask the question to get a properly constructed Impairment Rating: Using the FL or AMA Guides takes experience and diligence. Discussion of the common errors will be presented and how you can ask for an evidence based Impairment Rating
How to ask questions regarding Work Abilities and Limitations to get evidenced based opinions: A discussion of the scope of approaches a physician may take to address these issues, including a Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) versus a Functional Medicine Evaluation.
1:15 p.m. – 1:25 p.m.
Question and Answers
1:25 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.