Independent Medical Examination
(IME) and Partial Permanent Disability Rating (PPD)
Let our board-certified experts provide you with the facts
What is a Independent Medical Exam
An Independent Medical Exam, referred to commonly as an IME, is an examination by a physician who is not involved with your care. The physician practicing the examination reviews all of your prior records, including imaging and then helps resolve questions concerning your medical treatment.
What is a PPD Rating
A Partial Permanent Disability (PPD) rating is a tool, referenced the AMA Guidelines, that provides a percentage value to a disability. Worse injuries have higher partial disability ratings (higher percent) while small injuries with no long term impact will have lower percent PPD ratings.