Despite being told by insurance company IME doctor that I need fusion surgery on lower back, there is a dispute between the medical testimony of my PTP and the IME doctor. (Which I expected.) IME says I can do sedentary work, PTP says restrictions are many and that even sedentary work is questionable.
Have a final hearing soon and IC has requested an expert medical advisor to ring in. This is allowed per Florida WC statute 440, when there is a conflict of testimony. Does anyone have any experience regarding EMAs? Are they truly neutral? Can a 10-minute exam by IME doctor overrule my PTP, who has been treating me for 2 years?
Thanks for any and all help.