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File Reviews & Consultations
File reviews are conducted by PsyBar’s diverse panel, composed of board certified physicians, psychiatrists, psychologists, neuropsychologists, non-psychiatric medical doctors and registered nurses. Our doctors are experts in addressing the complex areas of intersection that might clarify a claimant’s symptomatology when there are multiple, competing explanations for potential impairment. We perform file reviews for workers’ compensation, automobile accident and disability cases as well as return to work situations. File reviews allow for prompt and fair disposition of a claim and can be a valuable cost saving service.

IME (Independent Medical Examination)
An IME is a one-time evaluation, generally performed by a doctor whose specialty matches that of the treating provider, and who is forensically trained to perform the examination and write a clear, concise, and unbiased report. These independent evaluations will provide the insurer a complete, comprehensive, and objective description of the claimant’s condition and its impact on functioning to aid the insurer in an accurate disposition of the claim. PsyBar offers independent evaluations in three specialty areas: psychological, psychiatric and neuropsychological. Our staff can work with you to help determine the proper professional areas of expertise.

Early Intervention Return to Work Program
We’ve all seen individuals who have taken a leave of absence from work due to depression, anxiety or trauma related incidents. While removing them from work might be necessary to allow for healing and return to function, when employees no longer have daily contact there may be a loss of social support, a sense of isolation and no reason to get up every day. Behavioral health leaves of absence can lead to inadequate treatment and misperceptions resulting in prolonged leave, often medically unnecessary and a costly loss of productivity.

PsyBar’s Early Intervention Return to Work program addresses these problems in a systematic, respectful approach coordinated and delivered by a PsyBar psychologist.

Education for Claims Professionals
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved PsyBar’s training program for those managing psychological/psychiatric claims. This program (approved for 3 continuing education credits) will help insurance professionals resolve claim issues quickly by effectively understanding the complexities of psychological and psychiatric Independent Medical Evaluations.