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How to Start, Build and Run a Successful IME Practice


Product Description

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This is SEAK’s highly acclaimed training seminar on IMEs
. Performing Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs) is a great way to both earn additional income and diversify your practice. The earning potential is enormous. Exam fees average $800-$1,500 and are often much higher than this. Physicians routinely do multiple exams in one day. IMEs can be done on your schedule, with minimal additional overhead, no call, and without disrupting your current practice.

You Will Learn How To:

Start and run an efficient and profitable IME practice

Understand specifically what providers are looking for from IME physicians

Improve the opportunities for growing an IME practice

Understand the IME selection process

Avoid the biggest mistakes IME physicians make

Write higher quality and more valuable IME reports

Write more persuasive, defensible IME reports

Reduce your legal risks

Obtain high-quality clients with repeatable business

Effectively deal with the most difficult ethical problems associated with IMEs

Solve most or all of your IME problems

Build a premier IME practice with built-in sustainability

7 DVD Set, 12.5 hours of instruction + 317 page written manual  



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Disc One:

The Biggest Mistakes IME Physicians Make and How to Avoid Them

Pleasing the Clients

Disc Two:

Pleasing the Clients, Continued

Advanced Physical Examination Techniques and the Quality IME Demonstrated

Disc Three:

Identifying Symptom Magnification, Fraud and Malingering

Writing the Bulletproof IME Report: Exceeding Expectations

Disc Four:

Writing the Bulletproof IME Report: Exceeding Expectations, Continued

Efficiently and Effectively Dealing with Medical and Other Records and Materials Provided: Solving the Most Common Problems

Disc Five:

Efficiently and Effectively Dealing with Medical and Other Records and Materials Provided: Solving the Most Common Problems, Continued

IME Ethical Dilemmas: Avoiding Pitfalls and Minefields

Disc Six:

IME Ethical Dilemmas: Avoiding Pitfalls and Minefields, Continued

Innovative Premium Fee Setting and Billing Techniques

Working with Defense Attorneys: What They Are Really Looking For

Innovative, Professional, and Cost Effective IME Marketing Methods That Work: Selection and Engagement

Disc Seven:

The IME Physician Deposition: How to Excel

 Here’s what your colleagues have to say about How to Start, Build and Run a Successful IME Practice: 

“Great way to start an IME practice.” 

“Glad I attended. I gained info that will help me expand my IME practice.” 

“Informative and entertaining. A comfortable atmosphere.” 

“Very good for intended objectives.” 

“Very good, efficient, useful info.” 

“Very good/informative.”

“Very informative about legal aspect, provided good tips to perform concise and thorough IME.” 

“Well organized and informative.” 

“Well run, experienced faculty.” 

“The mock questions at the end were very enlightening.” 

“It was useful to learn what attorney’s look for in the background of IME doctors and in IME reports.” 

“Tips on depositions were very practical and useful.” 

“Great presenters.” 

“It was fantastic and I will refer my colleagues. Both you and Tony have tremendous talent and expertise. Thank you for sharing it with us.” 

“Very helpful in broadening my understanding of the IME process.”




Steven Babitsky, Esq., is the President of SEAK, Inc. He was a workers’ compensation trial attorney for twenty years and is the former managing partner of the firm Kistin, Babitsky, Latimer & Beitman. He is the founder of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives, the cofounder of the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, and the creator of the AMA Guides Newsletter. Mr. Babitsky is the co-author of the texts Writing and Defending Your IME Report: The Comprehensive Guide, Understanding the AMA Guides in Workers’ Compensation, Litigating Stress Cases in Workers’ Compensation, How to Be a Successful Expert Witness: SEAK’s A–Z Guide to Expert Witnessing, How to Be an Effective Expert Witness at Deposition and Trial: The SEAK Guide to Testifying as an Expert Witness, and How to Write An Expert Witness Report. Attorney Babitsky created the course How to Start, Run, and Build a Successful IME Practice as well as the IME Skills For Physicians: The Master’s Program. He consults with physician groups to help improve their IME practices.

dorto-thumb.jpgAnthony J. Dorto, MD, FAADEP is the Medical Director of the Disability Assessment Center in Miami, Florida, which performs Independent Medical Evaluations, second opinions, functional capacity, and learning capacity assessments. Dr. Dorto is certified by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Disability Evaluation Physicians, and is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Dorto has lectured and written extensively on IMEs, symptom magnification and malingering, disability evaluation, and impairment rating. Dr. Dorto is an experienced trainer and has been on the SEAK IME faculty since 2003.