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DE 2548 Rev. 3 (5-07) (INTERNET)
Diagnostic Codes. DI requires use of
the International Classifi cation of Disease
codes or the Diagnostic and Statistical
Manual of Mental Disorders on all initial and
supplemental claims. These codes allow us
to monitor and record types of disabilities and
the length of time paid. They also provide
information that will help us plan for future
REMEMBER: Proper coding facilitates
processing of your patient’s claim.
Independent Medical Examination
(IME) Panel Participation. We are always
interested in expanding the list of doctors who
are available to provide Independent Medical
Examinations (IMEs). Your participation in
this process provides a valuable service to
our program and to disabled workers.
IMEs can be initiated for various reasons.
Claims may be selected randomly, as well
as for inconsistencies. The IME is a form
of peer review used to obtain an objective
and impartial examination and report. IMEs
should not be considered a criticism of
the information provided by the attending
If you would like additional information on the
IME application process, contact us at
For more information on the DI
program, visit our web site at
This pamphlet is for general information
only and does not have the force and
effect of law, rule, or regulation.
EDD is an equal opportunity employer/program.
Auxiliary aids and services are available upon
request to individuals with disabilities. Requests for
services, aids, and/or alternate formats need to be
made by calling 1-800-480-3287 (voice). TTY users,
please call the California Relay Service at 711.
Integrity of the DI Program. The fi scal
integrity of the DI program depends on the
accuracy of the period of disability to which
As guardian of the DI Fund, we practice
fi scal responsibility. We apply a series of
duration control measures designed to verify
the validity of the claim and to insur