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More Scrutiny on IME System After 21 Doctors Resign

By William Rabb (Reporter)

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 975 | 0 | 31 min read

Three months after 21 New York doctors agreed to stop providing independent medical exams, the Workers' Compensation Board has not offered an explanation of what happened, despite growing concerns about the brevity and quality of some IME reports. The board periodically posts the names of doctors who have been removed from the list of providers authorized to treat injured workers. But it's rare for so many IME providers to resign at once, in part because the exams have been seen as very lucrative for many physicians. “There's something going on there. There's a scandal,...

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