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MDpanel Expands Midwest Presence via Partnership with Medical Evaluators

MDpanel Expands Midwest Presence via Partnership with Medical Evaluators

LOS ANGELES, July 8, 2024 /WorkCompWire/ — MDpanel recently announced that it has expanded its presence in the Midwest with the addition of Medical Evaluators, an Ohio-based provider of independent medical evaluations (IMEs), to its platform.

The partnership broadens MDpanel’s geographic reach and product capabilities as the Company continues its mission to become the partner of choice for physicians, carriers, attorneys, and injured workers.

Medical Evaluators, led by industry veteran Michael Rumman, has established itself as a trusted name in facilitating high-quality IMEs and peer reviews for auto and workers’ compensation claims throughout the state of Ohio. With a team of experienced professionals and a robust network of physicians, Medical Evaluators has built a reputation for delivering accurate and impartial medical evaluations that support fair and efficient claims resolution. Rumman said of the acquisition, “I am excited to join forces with MDpanel and believe the Company represents the future of medical opinion delivery with its heavy investment in people, process, and technology. I am thrilled that we can collectively deliver unrivaled support in the Midwest and beyond.”

The partnership with Medical Evaluators follows MDpanel’s investment in Axiom Evaluations, a Michigan-based IME, in February 2024 and the launch of the MDpanel platform in October 2023, which combined the two largest providers of qualified medical evaluations (QMEs) for workers’ compensation claims in California, CMLS, LLC and California Medical Evaluators Holdings, LLC.

“We are thrilled to welcome Medical Evaluators to the MDpanel family,” said Jason Erdell, CEO of MDpanel. “Michael and team’s deep industry expertise, unwavering commitment to quality, and extensive Ohio presence perfectly complement our own core values and brand. They stood out as a premium provider in Ohio. Together, we will be better positioned to provide comprehensive medical evaluation services to our clients, ensuring they have access to quality medical opinions and expertise, regardless of their location.”