ISV medical assessment reports
An ISV Medical Assessment Report is an independent medical assessment conducted by a medical practitioner who has been accredited by the Motor Accident Injury Assessment Scheme. It comprises a whole person impairment assessment, using the American Medical Association Guide to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, 5th Edition (AMA 5) where appropriate, or GEPIC for the assessment of Pure Mental Harm. The purpose of these medical assessments is to provide independent medical information to assist in determining an injured person’s ISV.
The Minister has approved ISV Medical Assessment Report templates that must be used by Accredited Medical Practitioners in their assessments. One is for Physical injury(ies) and the other for Pure Mental Harm.
As part of an ISV Medical Assessment, Accredited Medical Practitioners complete a whole person impairment assessment (or GEPIC assessment for Pure Mental Harm) and provide their opinion as to which ISV Item Number is appropriate for the injury(ies) assessed.
ISV Medical Assessment fees
The requestor will be liable for payment of the examination or assessment and the resultant report unless the insurer has approved or authorised the assessment and resultant report (Regulation 25 of the Civil Liability Regulations 2013). Unless advised otherwise, the Accredited Medical Practioner should send their report and account to the requestor.
ISV Medical Assessment fees are paid at the same rate as Permanent Impairment Assessor fees for ReturnToWorkSA SA, as per their Independent Medical Examiners Medical Fee Schedule (See fees for Permanent Impairment Assessors from page 75).