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Common Objections to Workers’ Comp Reports: Incomplete History of Symptoms

This article is part of a series on the top reasons why insurance carriers object to a workers’ compensation report and return it to the medical practice unpaid. This article is intended for medical providers, administrative staff, office managers, as well as insurance claims adjusters. You’re at the clinic and you receive a fax or a letter from an insurance carrier related to an impairment PR-4 visit with a workers’ comp patient Payment for the visit? Not quite.

Common Objections to Workers’ Comp Reports: Apportionment

This article is part of a series on the top reasons why insurance carriers object to a workers’ compensation report and return it to the medical practice unpaid. This article is intended for medical providers, administrative staff, office managers, as well as claims adjusters. Welcome to the final in our series of posts about red flags in impairment reports, and how to ensure that your reports are not objected to by an insurance company. In our previous posts, we have covered incomplete history of symptoms, unchecked Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), accounting for prior injuries, incomplete examination, and complications with diagnostic tests. In a perfect Read More

Common Objections to Workers’ Comp Reports: Examination

This article is part of a series on the top reasons why insurance carriers object to a workers’ compensation report and return it to the medical practice unpaid. This article is intended for medical providers, administrative staff, office managers, as well as insurance claims adjusters. This is now the fourth in our series of Common Objections to Workers’ Comp Reports. If you haven’t already, read the previous articles on History of Symptoms, Activities of Daily Living (ADLs), and Prior Injuries. Not everybody can do the splits, but your injured worker used to be able to get pretty close. Maybe they Read More

Common Objections to Workers’ Comp Reports: Diagnostic Tests

This article is part of a series about why insurance carriers object to workers’ compensation reports and return them to the medical practice unpaid. This article is intended for medical providers, administrative staff, office managers, as well as insurance claims adjusters. If you’ve been following our series on objections to workers’ comp reports, you know about the importance of including a complete history of symptoms, activities of daily living (ADLs), prior injuries, and examination in your visit note. If you’re covering these bases, then you should be getting payment for your workers’ comp visits! Welcome to red flag #5 in Read More

Common Objections to Workers’ Comp Reports: Prior Injuries

This article is part of a series on the top reasons why insurance carriers object to a workers’ compensation report and return it to the medical practice unpaid. This article is intended for medical providers, administrative staff, office managers, as well as insurance claims adjusters. We have now covered two reasons that an insurance claims adjuster may object to your impairment PR-4 report: First, due to an incomplete history of symptoms, and second, because of an incomplete activities of daily living (ADLs). It is the intention of the claims adjuster to be skeptical about any and all things that can Read More

Common Objections to Workers’ Comp Reports: Incomplete Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

This article is part of a series on the top reasons why insurance carriers object to a workers’ compensation report and return it to the medical practice unpaid. This article is intended for medical providers, administrative staff, office managers, as well as insurance claims adjusters. In our previous post of this series, we discussed the history of symptoms in the doctor’s impairment PR-4 report. The following section covers the next step in the subjective complaints category. You are facing the possibility that your report could be returned, possibly for the second time, and it is very important to you and your patient Read More

RateFast Podcast: Data Reliability: The Chicken Price Index

This article is a transcription of an episode of the RateFast podcast, which you can listen to by searching “RateFast” in iTunes or the iOS podcast store. If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports for you! You might not think that they could be related, but there are actually a lot of similarities between the topics of the price of chicken and the price of insurance claims in workers’ comp. For starters, if there is no standard that sets the value of the price for either, then Read More

RateFast Podcast: Injury Mapping, Continued

This article is a transcription of an episode of the RateFast podcast, which you can listen to by searching “RateFast” in iTunes or the iOS podcast store. If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports for you! When it comes to injury mapping, there are four sets of data points that go into building a customized roadmap to recovery for each patient. These include the patient data set, the Activities of Daily Living, the biometric data set and work tolerance.

RateFast Podcast: Attorneys in Work Comp Pt. III: The AMA Guides

This article is a transcription of an episode of the RateFast podcast, which you can listen to by searching “RateFast” in iTunes or the iOS podcast store. If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports for you! The AMA Guides are the most commonly-used and influential workers’ compensation impairment calculation system in the United States, as well as in many other countries. In fact, they are the law when it comes to workers’ comp cases in California. Therefore, it is very important for anyone working in the workers’ Read More

RateFast Express for Marriott

Need help? Call (707) 304-7150 or email express@rate-fast.com Marriott Risk Services is pleased to announce partnership with Arissa Cost Strategies and RateFast to assist our MPN providers in creating accurate and timely PR-4 Reports.   This page is a hub with answers to commonly asked questions and links to documents used in the RateFast Express process. What is RateFast Express? RateFast Express is a free independent impairment review service Marriott now provides to help Primary Treater Physicians (PTP) generate AMA Guides 5th Edition PR-4 impairment reports. RateFast Express is an independent organizational tool to assist a PTP in formatting and creating PR-4 reports. This service is NOT intended to replace PTP medical opinion. The RateFast Express service empowers the PTP to focus more on direct patient care, improves administrative efficiency, and standardizes accuracy of the reporting process to benefit all stakeholders.   Please see our video series for more Read More