We cover your case with specialized IME services

Your IME is performed by a KOHC independent medical
evaluator with specialized credentials applicable to the case.

The KOHC independent medical examiner assigned to your case is an experienced, highly qualified, practicing physician. Where indicated, our IME medical examiners may call upon additional expertise and input to the Independent Medical Evaluation, which may include rehabilitation and/or vocational professionals.

Issues our IMEs may address include:
  • Determining cause (causation)
  • Determining relatedness (material contribution)
  • Assessing apportionment
  • Determining correct diagnosis
  • Determining the clinical status of the examinee
  • Determining appropriateness of care
  • Recommendation of additional diagnostic tests and medical evaluation
  • Determining whether employee has reached maximum medical improvement (MMI)
  • End of healing
  • Determining employee's ability to return to work (fitness for duty; work capacity)
  • Rating the employee's permanent impairments.

Indicative list of KOHC specialized IME competencies
  • Psychological evaluations
  • Neuropsychological history reviews, and neuropsychological and psycho- pathological assessments (solvent injury, head trauma, stroke & depression claims)
  • Psychological demands analysis for return to work adjustments and accommodations
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder assessment
  • Effectiveness of psychological management and/or pain management
  • Forensic Psychiatric evaluations
  • Psychometric evaluation
  • Functional Ability Evaluations (FAE)
  • Functional range of motion/strength assessments
  • Analysis of physical demands
  • Job site evaluations

Indicative list of injuries, diseases and conditions
  • Angiosarcoma
  • Aplastic anaemia
  • Asbestos related diseases
  • Asbestosis
  • Benign pleural effusion
  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain tumour
  • Carpal Tunnel syndrome
  • Chronic beryllium disease
  • Chronic disc disease
  • Chronic solvent encephalopathy
  • Chronic toxic encephalopathy
  • Colon cancer
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Dupetryn's contracture
  • Epicondylitis
  • Gastric cancer
  • Glioblastoma Multiforme
  • Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis
  • Kidney cancer
  • Laryngeal cancer
  • Leukaemia
  • Liver cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mesothelioma
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Nasal cancer
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Organic solvent brain injury
  • Pancreas cancer
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Pleural plaques
  • Pulmonary fibrosis
  • Repetitive strain injury
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Rotator cuff tendonitis
  • RSI
  • Salivary cancer
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Scrotal cancer
  • Siatica
  • Silica Autoimmune disease
  • Silicosis
  • SLE
  • Solvent peripheral neuropathy
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Throat cancer
  • Wegner's granuloma
  • Whiplash injury