Frequently Asked Questions

An Independent Medical Examination or IME is commonly used to identify the effects of an injury or illness (physical or psychological) on an individual following an incident or onset.
 

What is an IME?

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This IME was made for you by our client

Why do i need an IME?

If you have any copies of x-rays bring them in

Do i need to bring scans / files?

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Why do i need to complete a consent form?

Loosely fit clothing if you're attending a physical appointment

What should i wear?

If you need to reschedule your appointment call us 1300 100 733

How can i reschedule my appointment?

The specialist may be based regionally

Why is my appointment a Videolink?

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We organise a test with you to ensure the appointment runs smoothly for the day

Why do i need a videolink test?

You cannot recieve a copy of your report from Red Health staff

Can i get a copy of my report?

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What is an IME?


An Independent Medical Examination or IME is commonly used to identify the effects of an injury or illness (physical or psychological) on an individual following an incident or onset.
In most cases a physical assessment of the individual is conducted by a medical specialist or allied health professional and they provide their expert opinion regarding the effects that an injury or illness (physical or psychological) has had on an individual.
Our IME’s include permanent impairment assessment and can be calculated under many different schemes and guides.




Why Do I Need an IME?


This assessment is aimed to provide clarity regarding an employee’s capacity to perform their designated role at work. A Fitness for Duty assessment is commonly requested in non-compensable medical conditions of employees and will assist with the management of their capacity to return to work.




Do I Need To Bring X-rays / Files


Bring any you have to the appointment




Expert Witness


All of our medical specialists are committed to providing expert witness services when required.




File Reviews, Second Opinions, Joint Reports and Multi-Disciplinary Panels


These type of services can assist in complex matters, where a dispute may exist or where mixed medical opinions have been given in a matter. The services can be arranged in many ways and may involve a file review of documentation followed by a phone call to you and written report, or multiple assessments by separate medical specialists with a combine report.
Red Health uses a consultative approach and will obtain information from you to help ascertain the right service that suits the circumstances. This is a specialised service and offers you a customised approach to obtaining clarity.




Complimentary Advisory Services


Are you not sure what service you need? We are here to help by listening and providing guidance on the options that are available to you.