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IME Report Writing: Key to Success

By Steven Babitsky Esq. Physicians of almost all specialties are performing independent medical exams. These include anesthesiology, orthopedics, pain medicine, chiropractic, psychiatry, neurology, ophthalmology, PM&R, cardiology, neurosurgery, and internal medicine to name just a few. The reasons these physicians are interested in performing IMEs is that it is interesting, they can do them without any additional overhead, on [...]


IME Physicians: Liability for False Statements

The Michigan Court of Appeals dealt with Moreno, who was injured in an auto accident. His no-fault benefits were suspended after the IME physician wrote in his report that he was exaggerating his symptoms and did not need additional treatment. Moreno sued the IME physician, alleging (1) fraud, (2) tortious interference with a contract, (3) defamation and libel, [...]


IMEs: Mechanism of Injury

Steven Babitsky, Esq. Physicians of many specialties perform Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs). One of the key issues that these physicians are frequently asked to opine on is causation (e.g. are the claimant’s medical complaints related to an incident/accident at work or from an auto or other kind of accident). The issue of causation can be a difficult one [...]


Physician Consultants: How to Negotiate Your Fees

Steven Babitsky, Esq. In consulting, as in many areas of business, setting your fees(pricing) is one of the more complex issues physician consultants will have to deal with. In my experience teaching physician consultants, almost every new physician consultant charges too little for their services. The reasons for this include the incorrect assumption that charging less will get [...]


The “Secret Sauce” For Physician Consultants

Steven Babitsky Esq. Physicians may consult in one or more of hundreds of different niches for industry, providers, pharma, etc. Many successful physician consultants provide insight and nuanced knowledge in their field. If the client can look up the answer to their problem on google then they likely do not need a consultant. One of the most important [...]


What Retiring Physicians Need to Know About Supplemental Income

Steven Babitsky, Esq. Physicians who are contemplating retirement should consider and plan for post-retirement supplemental income. Careful planning can provide the physician with many post-retirement options. Retiring first and then seeking additional income can result in significant lost opportunities. Here are some of the many opportunities for supplemental income for physicians considering retirement. Expert Witness Work Introduction One [...]

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