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Independent Medical Exams (IME) Specialist

Jeffrey  S. Liva, MD, MPH, MS -  - Occupational Medicine Physician

Jeffrey S. Liva, MD, MPH, MS

Occupational Medicine Physician located in Paramus, NJ

Dr. Jeffrey Liva, a certified independent medical examiner, has been trained and licensed to perform a variety of medical examinations for both employment requirements and workers’ compensation claims. The doctor serves residents, businesses and insurance companies throughout the state of New Jersey, including those living in and around the Bergen County community. If you’re looking for independent medical examiner services, call the office today.

Independent Medical Exam

What is an independent medical examiner?

An independent medical examiner is a physician who’s specially trained to handle cases that involve work-related injuries and workers’ compensation cases. As an independent medical examiner, Dr. Liva acts as a third party physician who doesn’t have ties to either the employee or the employer. He is able to offer an unbiased opinion and provide both parties with an accurate account of the injuries. Further, Dr. Liva also estimates the amount of time that treatment may be needed and when the employee can return to work. Independent medical examiners also offer disability ratings.

What does a doctor have to do to become an independent medical examiner?

In order for a physician to become an independent medical examiner, they must pass the certification exam for the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. Once they’re certified, they’re able to chart reviews, offer legal testimony, perform functional capacity evaluations, and provide certified disability evaluations. Dr. Liva also offers second opinions in workers’ compensation cases. Because he isn’t associated with either party, he is able to appear in court to provide an accurate assessment of the patient's condition.

When is an independent medical examiner required?

Dr. Liva’s work as an independent medical examiner is often requested when there’s any type of discrepancy or dispute during a workers’ compensation case. As a third party or unbiased party, Dr. Liva is capable of looking at a person's injuries without associating them with prior health conditions. As an independent medical examiner, he also offers legal testimony when it’s required if a workers’ compensation case goes to trial. Further, he offers impairment ratings for individuals who are no longer able to work due to injury. If you seek medical examiner services, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Jeffrey Liva.

Accepted Insurances

Dr. Jeffrey S. Liva, MD, MPH, MS accepts all major forms of insurance. If you do not see your insurance listed here, please call our office and confirm with our staff. We are happy to assist you.

Anthem Blue Cross
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Oxford United Healthcare
United Healthcare
Workers Compensation