[vc_row top_margin=”page_margin_top_section”][vc_column width=”2/3″][box_header title=”FAQs” type=”h2″ bottom_border=”1″ animation=”0″ top_margin=”page_margin_top_section”][vc_toggle title=”What is a Qualified Medical Evaluation?” open=”true” el_id=”1656520135671-6ec2e531-f073″]A Qualified Medical Evaluation is an evaluation performed by a Qualified Medical Evaluator. When an individual is injured on the job and has a medical injury, their case may be subject to review by a Qualified Medical Evaluator.

Either the worker, their attorney, or the claims administrator may request the QME to resolve any disputed medical issues, which might include permanent disability, apportionment of permanent disability, causation (cause of injury), disability status, and future medical needs. The California Division of Workers’ Compensation is charged with maintaining a list of approved Qualified Medical Evaluators.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is an Agreed Medical Evaluation?” el_id=”1656520135679-bf8a4f25-d52c”]An Agreed Medical Evaluation is an evaluation performed by an Agreed Medical Evaluator. This is a medical expert, usually a physician specializing in a relevant field, who is agreed upon by both parties in a claim – typically the worker’s lawyer and the claims administrator.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What is an Independent Medical Evaluation?” el_id=”1499942737437-65184198-7ce4″]An independent medical examination (IME) occurs when a Independent Medical Examiner – a doctor with no prior relationship to the patient – examines an individual to determine the cause and extent of an injury where liability is at issue, whether an individual has reached maximum benefit from treatment, and whether any permanent impairment remains after treatment.

An IME is often requested by an employer or an insurance company to obtain an independent opinion of the medical status of the individual. Self-insured employers and workers’ compensation insurance carriers have a legal right to this request.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do your physicians perform Independent Medical Evaluations and provide Expert Witness Services?” el_id=”1499694314413-b73a4579-0998″]Yes, contact experts@arrowheadeval.com to discuss our services and panel of physicians. Our doctors offer IMEs, record reviews, expert witness services, case consulting services, fitness for duty evaluations, disability evaluations, and more.

We have qualified physicians in many specialties in locations throughout California, some of which include: Orthopedic Surgery Expert, Spine Surgery Expert, Hand and Wrist Surgery Expert, Orthopedic Knee and Hip Expert, Neurology Expert, Neuropsychology Expert, Internal Medicine Expert, Toxicology Expert, Psychiatry Expert.

Contact experts@arrowheadeval.com or (888) 888-0098[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Why is a third-party evaluation useful?” el_id=”1656520135700-7240101c-8733″]A third-party evaluation, either QME or IME, provides an independent and unbiased review of a claim from a medical viewpoint. This process ensures that the individual providing the QME / IME service does not benefit from the results of the evaluation.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Who pays for the evaluation?” el_id=”1656520135708-5b499ab7-ef8e”]The QME / IME is paid for either directly by the employer or through a workers’ compensation insurance policy. For more information, please reference the California Labor Code section 3751(b).[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What should I look for in a physician to perform my evaluation?” el_id=”1656520135715-0cb02bec-f17b”]You should look for a physician or medical expert who is qualified to provide medical testimony and has expertise relevant to your claim. Medical specialists, such as cardiologists or orthopedic surgeons, can provide a QME / IME in greater detail for their specialty. The California Division of Workers’ Compensation maintains a list of Qualified Medical Examiners (QME).[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”What areas do you serve?” el_id=”1656520135723-661111a7-9b68″]We serve the state of California in the cities of:

Blue Jay, Colton, Fontana, Hesperia, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, Rialto, San Bernardino, Upland, Victorville, Yucaipa, Anaheim, Fullerton, Irvine, Laguna Hills, Mission Viejo, Santa Ana, Yorba Linda, Chula Vista, El Centro, Escondido, Oceanside, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Vista, Corona, Hemet, Menifee, Mira Loma, Moreno Valley, Murrieta, Riverside, Temecula, Bakersfield, Fresno, Wasco, Chico, Fremont, Redding, Sacramento, San Jose, Turlock, Union City, Vacaville, Vallejo, Yuba City, Indio, La Quinta, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Arcadia, Bellflower, Carson, Diamond Bar, Downey, Hacienda Heights, Inglewood, Lakewood, Lancaster, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Park, North Hollywood, Palmdale, Pasadena, Pomona, Rosemead, Rowland Heights, Santa Clarita, Sun Valley, Van Nuys, Ventura, West Covina and Whittier.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do you offer rush appointments?” el_id=”1656520135730-c6694903-729d”]Yes, our office will try to accommodate any rush appointments. If you require a rush appointment, please contact our office by telephone as early as possible at (888) 888-0098.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do you offer same day status?” el_id=”1656520135739-e4693cb2-dc60″]

Yes, our office can provide you with same day status. Same day status is faxed electronically.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do you offer rush a service for reports?” el_id=”1656520135745-817acec0-2fa1″]Yes, we can rush your report. If you require a rush report, please contact our office by telephone as early as possible at (888) 888-0098.[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Can you accommodate deadlines?” el_id=”1656520135754-7b49a9d6-ed72″]

Yes, our office has the flexibility to work with you.

[/vc_toggle][vc_toggle title=”Do you accept liens?” el_id=”1656520135762-ad0eb5f2-b692″]Yes, we accept liens. For more information, please contact our office at (888) 888-0098.

How do I become part of Arrowhead Evaluation Services’ team of medical experts?

We are always looking for experienced, qualified medical experts to join our growing team of professionals. If you’re interested in joining our team, please contact us today.[/vc_toggle][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_widget_sidebar sidebar_id=”sidebar-home-right”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator][/vc_column][/vc_row]