Thursday, Jan. 16
9:00 am PT | 12:00 pm ET
Rising healthcare costs continue to put a pinch on employer budgets. According to Kaiser Family Foundation’s 2019 Employer Benefits Survey, employer sponsored health coverage rose 5% in 2019 alone. Many employers utilize independent medical exams (IMEs) to challenge questionable claims, but complex case disputes can result in significant medical and indemnity costs despite efforts to fairly cover the employee’s medical care and facilitate return to work.
A well-facilitated IME process can have big impact on your bottom line. Claims professionals can waste time trying to identify the right IME expert and still not end up with a quality, objective report. This webinar will break down the specific benefits you receive when you establish a quality IME processes, and give guidance to set you on the right path in utilizing this valuable assessment.
DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Log in to your DMEC account prior to registering to receive member pricing.
- Identify what factors to look for in determining which IMEs will ensure effective outcomes to aid in the further handling of the claim.
- Explore how to assess a vendor’s quality oversight program.
- Discover what technology is available to assess and analyze IME programs.
Donna Bradshaw, Vice President of IME Services, Genex Services
With more than 25 years of experience, Donna Bradshaw is a leading expert in disability provider relations as well as quality analysis. In her current position at Genex, Ms. Bradshaw is responsible for overseeing Genex’s eastern IME branch offices where she develops and implements policies and procedures to increase operation efficiencies and effectiveness. She also serves on Genex’s IME division executive leadership team which is charged with establishing and applying strategy for the division.
This session qualifies for the following CEUs: 1 CLMS, 1 CPDM, 1 PHR, and 1 SHRM. To qualify for CEU credit:
- You must attend the full duration of the webinar. Following the webinar and once attendance has been confirmed, you will receive an email with CEU reporting information.
- You must register for and watch the webinar individually. Group participation does not qualify CEU credit.
Exclusively offered by DMEC, the Certified Leave Management Specialist (CLMS) program is the only professional designation of its kind that provides interactive, hands-on training to ensure your programs effectively comply with state and federal leave laws. Learn more about the CLMS program.
DMEC members receive free registration for webinars. Not sure if your organization is a member? Use our online form to verify membership and sign up as an individual under your company’s membership.