You are required to attend an IME scheduled by L&I or the self-insured employer unless you have “good cause” not to attend. Failure to attend with good cause can result in significant penalties including loss of benefits. If you cannot attend and you give at least 5 working days notice to L&I then they cannot charge you a “no-show” fee but your benefits may still be affected. It is easier to get an IME rescheduled than it is to get one cancelled. Contact your claim manager to discuss rescheduling.