What Does an AME Entail?
There is a special process involved in choosing the medical evaluator so that there is no bias. You will need to agree with the insurance claim administrator on a doctor, which a skilled attorney can help with. Otherwise, the Division of Workers' Compensation Medical Unit may be involved in this selection. The outcome of the AME (agreed medical examination) and your physician's notes will have a significant impact on your case.
The purpose of an AME includes the following:
- Establishing a medical opinion on any existing treatment needed
- Determining whether future medical treatment will be needed.
- Providing a professional medical opinion on any relevant issues
- Establishing whether there is a permanent impairment or disability
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