Q: I seen a IME doctor bye request of my insurance company and three weeks after they want me to provide X-rays do I haveto
After I completed the exam three weeks later the insurance company want me to sign another release form for X-ray results
A: You are not required to provide your personal medical records to anyone; however, failing to provide them may preclude you from receiving reimbursement from someone else like your insurance company for the cost of health care you are receiving. In layman's terms, you don't have to give it to them, but then they may not have to pay.
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A: IME notices generally contain a request to bring X-rays to the exam. But in many instances, the examining doctor realizes the patient doesn't have them in their possession during the early stages of treatment when the first IME is often scheduled. It could depend on the protocols of the insurance company and their IME contractor. Good luck
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