If you have ever been involved in a workers compensation case in Florida which has been litigated, you may have come across the term ‘Expert Medical Advisor’. This article aims to explain what an Expert Medical Advisor is, their role, and also how this applies to plastic surgery.
An expert medical advisor (EMA) is specific to the Florida Workers’ Compensation system. The role of an EMA is “to provide expert medical consultation, opinions and testimony in disputes regarding care or compensation for Florida’s injured workers.” (Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation.)
Here are some of the primary duties and responsibilities of a plastic surgery expert medical advisor:
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