ExpiresDecember 31, 2020
Medical Risk Management, Inc.
In a normal provider-patient relationship, the physician or other healthcare provider owes a clear and unequivocal duty to act in the patient’s best interest. In an IME, however, the provider also owes a duty to the party paying for the exam, whose interests are often adverse to those of the examinee. While this is not a standard physician-patient relationship, you still owe at least a limited duty of care to the examinee/patient. There are several circumstances that can transform an IME into a physician-patient relationship in which there may well be a conflict between your duty to your patient and that owed to the third party. And even in the absence of a provider-patient relationship, you still owe a duty to protect the examinee from harm.
Correct answers to the post-test
ABMS Member Board Approvals by Type
ABMS MOC Part II CME Activity
Allergy and Immunology
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Psychiatry and Neurology
NOTE: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board’s general CME requirement. Please refer directly to your Member Board’s MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.
Recognize circumstances in which an independent medical examination can create a physician-patient relationship
Know how to proceed if your IME reveals a condition that requires further treatment
Risk Management, Communication, IME
Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism
CME Credit Type
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Academic Medicine, Inpatient, Outpatient, Rural, Urban
National Quality Strategies and/or Quadruple Aim Care Processes