Division Independent Medical Examination (DIME)

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March 24, 2020: You are strongly encouraged to send documents, reports, etc. via email to imeunit@state.co.us or e-fax to 303-318-8659. To help facilitate a timely response, please avoid sending documents by mail. 


A Division Independent Medical Examination (DIME) is required if there is a dispute between the injured worker and the insurance carrier concerning the maximum medical improvement date (MMI) or the impairment rating and the parties wish to bring this dispute before a judge.

This process was established to reduce litigation and to provide an alternative way to address disputes involving MMI and impairment. Because impairment is an issue in the dispute, a Level II-accredited physician must perform the examination. If the parties cannot agree upon a physician, the Division will select an independent medical examiner based on an application submitted by the party who objects to the impairment rating or statement of MMI.

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DIME Resources

Please do not alter any existing content or formatting within these documents.

An Incomplete Notice will be sent to any party that edits existing contents and/or formatting of these documents.

Please Note: The forms in this section are solely intended for DIMEs with any Notice and Proposal and Application with a Certificate of Mailing dated prior to January 1, 2019.

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Contact Us

Division of Workers' Compensation
Division Independent Medical Exam Unit
633 17th Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80202
303-318-8655
303-318-8659 (Fax)
imeunit@state.co.us