Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)

NYRC provides Independent Medical Examination services on behalf of government based entities to obtain an independent opinion regarding an employee’s disability status and provide comment on their functional abilities and/or limitations. This includes the coordination of physical and/or mental health assessments. Follow-up assessments are provided on a case by case basis.

Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAE)

The Functional Abilities Evaluation utilizes the ARCON or Hanoun assessment systems to identify an employee’s physical ability through a variety of standardized tests and activities. FAEs provide objective determination of an employee’s ability to meet the demands of a job. NYRC provides a detailed report regarding the employee’s strength, mobility, dexterity, tolerance and endurance.

Work Site Analysis/Physical Demands Analysis (PDA)

The Work Site Analysis is a detailed assessment of the physical, cognitive, behavioural and environmental requirements of a job. Physical demands include, but are not limited, to the job requirements related to strength, mobility, sensory, work environment, job conditions and job specifications. Behavioural demands include the degree of supervision required, ability to meet deadline pressures and ability to work with others. NYRC utilizes these reports to determine the applicant’s suitability for employment and/or formulate return to work plans. Follow-up assessments and consultations are available, upon request.

Medical File Reviews

Medical File Reviews are used to determine an individual’s requirement for ongoing treatment as well as determining entitlement to a specific disease or injury. NYRC’s qualified physicians provide a detailed synopsis of the pertinent medical information used in making the determination as well as opinions and recommendations based on current medical literature and best practices. Quality assured reports are completed within 5 business days of receiving the necessary medical documentation.