How to Write an IME Report

Drafting an IME report presents numerous challenges.  The biggest challenge of course is that the IME report is likely to be part of a contested claim and may be aggressively challenged by claimant’s counsel.  A good outline for how to draft an IME report (i.e. IME report template) is as follows:

  1. Introduction and Executive Summary
  2. Background Information
  3. Qualifications of the IME Physician
  4. Disclosure of Medical Records Reviewed
  5. History of Examinee
  6. Physical Examination
  7. Opinions (Including Answers to Specific Questions Posed by Referral Source)
  8. Disclaimers

IME Reports

The text Writing and Defending Your IME Report: The Comprehensive Guide is recommended to any physician faced with writing an IME report.