Further extending its service area to two key new states and strengthening it in an existing market, The IMA Group (IMA) announced today the acquisition of Pontum Health, a regional provider of Social Security Disability evaluations currently operating in the Pacific Northwest.
The IMA Group is a technology-driven medical and psychological screening and evaluation service provider with more than 30 years of experience in returning people to work and productivity. Founded in 2012 and headquartered in the Seattle Metro area, Pontum Health is a provider-owned and operated company managed by husband and wife co-founders Anjali D'Souza, MD, FACP, Internal Medicine, and Peter Meis, MD, Psychiatry.
The acquisition is IMA's third in the Social Security Administration (SSA) and Disability Determination Services (DDS) space and 17th overall and continues the company's long-standing commitment to providing high-quality Consultative Examinations (CEs). With the latest acquisition, IMA now provides medical and psychological evaluations and related services in more than 40 states, including further reach in Washington and adding Alaska and Oregon through the Pontum acquisition.
"As the marketplace continues to recover from COVID and as mental health and other conditions continue to impact employers and payers, the demand for quality outsourced SSA and DDS evaluations is greater than ever," said Dr. Mark Weinberger, President & CEO of The IMA Group. "We continually look for businesses that reflect our culture and enhance the services we bring to our clients and the businesses we acquire. Pontum is another great fit for The IMA Group."
Financial terms for the two privately held companies were not disclosed. Pontum Health will continue to operate under its current name to ensure a seamless transition for existing clients. The core leadership team will remain in place, including founding physicians Anjali D'Souza, M.D. and Peter Meis, M.D.
About The IMA Group
For over 30 years, The IMA Group, headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, and with offices nationwide, has been dedicated to helping people get back to work and resume productivity. Over the past 10 years, IMA has conducted more than three million evaluations nationwide, utilizing thousands of providers at IMA's 150+ offices and independent locations. The company provides Evaluation Services through its Government Services division to clients with medical, psychological, and related evaluations, as well as ancillary services, and through its Payer Services division to support Commercial Insurers, TPAs, and Corporate clients with Independent Medical Evaluations, Case Management, and Occupational Health Services, Fitness for Duty determinations, Pre-Employment examinations and Forensic Drug Testing. The Clinical Research Division offers access to new advances in pharmacology and biotechnology for research subjects and a robust database of interested participants for pharmaceutical manufacturers.