Evidence-Based Impairment Rating and Claim Settlement

Workers’ compensation reports are supposed to be objective, but that’s not always the outcome. There are biases, old habits, and ‘back of the napkin math’ involved in many workers’ comp claims due to the immense amount of work involved. In this episode, Dr. John Alchemy makes the case for why evidence-based impairment ratings will give the work comp stakeholder a much more firm leg to stand on in claim settlement.

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If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports with you!

Questions? Comments? Suggestions for podcast episodes? Reach out to us anytime at caworkcompreport@rate-fast.com!

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Understanding the Concept of Treatment Burden

Treatment burden is a crucial concept in workers’ compensation claims. In this episode Dr. John Alchemy explain how this concept works!

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If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports with you!

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Staging Multi Body Part Claims: Sequential impairment Rating

Workers’ comp injuries can (and often do) contain multiple body parts, adding complexity to the claims. Still, the California workers’ comp system is set up to handle such claims. Dr. John Alchemy explains how to handle these types of claims with regards to impairment ratings and reports.
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Future Care: Understanding and Discussing the Roadmap of Future Care

A workers’ compensation claim may not end when the claim is settled. The injured worker may require future care. The detail that the provider gives in the final impairment report regarding future care is essential in how the future care is viewed and approved by the insurance adjuster. Dr. John Alchemy explains how future care can be effectively and clearly written by the physician.

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Data Integrity: Understanding Foundational Clinic Data

Good data integrity means a report that is more likely to stand on its own when scrutinized. What does it mean for your impairment report data to have integrity? Data integrity is a concept we’ve developed at RateFast which represents the quality of the data that was put into the creation of the report, since the outcome of a report is only as good as the data that was provided.

Data integrity is provided with each RateFast report as a means to keep the claim as transparent as possible for stakeholders.

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Apportionment: Understanding the Drivers of Pre-Existing Conditions

Dr. John Alchemy discusses one of the most difficult parts of workers’ compensation impairment ratings: Apportionment. When a workers’ compensation injury involves a pre-existing condition on the injured body system, the physician must calculate apportionment to determine how much functional loss was due to the workplace injury, and how much of it is owed to the pre-existing condition. Dr. Alchemy will outline how to navigate through this particularly tough topic for the best outcome for impairment rating.

If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports with you!

Questions? Comments? Suggestions for podcast episodes? Reach out to us anytime at caworkcompreport@rate-fast.com!

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How to Login to RateFast After Your Password Has Been Reset

When you lose access to RateFast user account, you may need to your password reset.

Depending on the circumstances, you can reset your password yourself or your RateFast administrator can reset the password for you.

Regardless of how the password is reset, you will receive a new temporary password at the email address associated with your RateFast user account.
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RateFast Podcast (and Video!): Pulmonary Function Testing

Dr. John Alchemy and Professor Bruce Bolon, PhD. of Hamline University, give a presentation on pulmonary function testing as it relates to workers’ compensation. This is a podcast which has been adapted from a video, so there are references to charts and tables which can be seen on the video on RateFast’s YouTube Channel.

If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports with you!

Questions? Comments? Suggestions for podcast episodes? Reach out to us anytime at caworkcompreport@rate-fast.com!

Connect with RateFast CEO Dr. John Alchemy on LinkedIn!