Taking the Medical Impairment History Interview

04 September 2012 / Medical History / Comments Off on Taking the Medical Impairment History Interview

Lay the ground rules for the exam before you start the interview:

1. The answers are to only be provided by the employee.

2. The interviewer is not a treating provider and there is no doctor patient relationship. Make sure the patient understands this before you begin, otherwise they will continue to ask you questions as a primary treator.

3. Information shared in the interview will be included in the report and communicated with all parties. If the employee chooses not to answer a question they need to state so, and the interviewer will move on to the next question.

4. At any time in the interview or exam, if the employee experiences pain they are to stop any painful activity immediately and notify the examiner.

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