Industrial Commission Medical Specialist Resources

MediScene Newsletters

This newsletter is intended to provide periodic, ongoing information to Commission’s examiners and to help guide them effectively through the permanent total disability (PTD) independent medical examination (IME) process.

We encourage specialist examiners and other interested parties to share ideas they believe may improve the system. Call the Commission Medical Advisor at 614.466.1266 with any questions.

2019 Issues:

Summer 2019 MediScene

Winter 2019 MediScene

Archived Issues:

Topics covered in 2018: Hints for completing a report, common weight equivalents, pain related impairment.
2018 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2017: Reviewing all records, specialists medical packets and helpful hints, the new search feature for MediScene.
Fall 2017 MediScene

Topics covered in 2016: Tips for specialists, definitions, examination quips, IC IME vs. BWC IME, new IC Medical Advisor introduction.
2016 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2015: Conversion to whole person impairment, Spine evaluation methods, case presentations, report uploading to ICON, continuing medical education.
2015 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2014: Disability and impairment evaluations during the PTD process, Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE), online review of records and challenges with medical reports.
2014 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2013: Mental status examinations, describing limitations in reports, sample reports and templates, rolling out of electronic record access and consistency in reports.
2013 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2012: IC specialist examiners reapplication process for January 2014, describing limitations in reports, new Mental and Behavioral Health PTD exam questions and preparing a PTD report.
2012 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2011: electronic records, identifying limitations in an exam, reviewing records, new Chairmen and scheduling.
2011 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2010: impartiality, new Commissioners, maximum medical improvement, allowed diagnostic testing, and scheduling PTD exams.
2010 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2009: Referral questions, Medical Manual revisions, prerequisites for appointment to the Medical Specialist Panel, and credentialing clarifications.
2009 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2008: area of expertise, board certification, CME for impairment evaluation, Green (William) biography, impairment evaluation, medical information for examiners, mission statement (Industrial Commission), and rationale for opinions.
2008 MediScene Collection

Topics covered in 2007: allowed conditions (acceptance of), causality (opinions regarding), DiCeglio (Gary) biography, maximum medical improvement, MediScene (introduction), scheduling of medical examinations, Welsh (Terrence) biography, and whole person impairment (related to maximum medical improvement).
2007 MediScene Collection

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