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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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!

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RateFast Podcast: Understanding Interpolation

Dr. John Alchemy explains when it is necessary to use mathematical interpolation is necessary in workers’ compensation impairment ratings.

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! 

RateFast Podcast: Understanding Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

There are countless activities that we do in a day, but a finite number of Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) recognized by workers’ compensation professionals, in order to gauge the severity of a work comp injury. The ADLs are arguably the most important factor in a worker’s comp impairment report, which is why Dr. John Alchemy is here to give us a quick primer on ADLs and what to look for when speaking with patients about them.

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! 

RateFast Podcast: Impairment Rating Literacy Pt. IV – Scoring Doctors and Impairment Reports

If you’ve followed our series up until this point, you should have a good grasp on what we call Impairment Rating Literacy. Now it’s time to put that knowledge to work. Once you assess the skill of the author, you need to be able to score the report based off of what they’ve given you. Doctor John Alchemy tells you how to do that in this episode!

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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RateFast Podcast: Impairment Rating Literacy Pt. III – Big Themes

Dr. John Alchemy discusses the big themes of impairment rating and what to look out for when doing impairment reports for workers’ compensation professionals.

Join Dr. John Alchemy in describing Impairment Rating Literacy and its utility in the workers’ compensation system.

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! 

RateFast Podcast: Impairment Rating Literacy Pt. II – Assessing the Skill of the Author

While reading any impairment report, it’s important to be assessing the skill of the author who wrote it. An author can be very experienced, or they can be guessing entirely. In this episode, Dr. John Alchemy shows us some ways to be able to make this assessment ourselves.

Join Dr. John Alchemy in describing Impairment Rating Literacy and its utility in the workers’ compensation system.

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! 

RateFast Podcast: Impairment Rating Literacy Pt. I – Taking Inventory

Think of Impairment Rating Literacy as the precious substance “Spice” from Frank Herbert’s essential science fiction novel, Dune. The one who is in control of Impairment Rating Literacy is the one who is in control. If you’re a workers’ comp professional, it would be most beneficial if you were the one with Impairment Rating Literacy.

Join Dr. John Alchemy in describing Impairment Rating Literacy and its utility in the workers’ compensation system.

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!

Navigating Change – Accountability and Culture Shift in Healthcare Pt. III

For this final installment in our series, Mr. Phil Walker Esq. and Dr. John Alchemy caps off this series with the type of things that win cases in his experience.

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! 

Navigating Change – Accountability and Culture Shift in Healthcare Pt. II

Power can be misused in every industry, and this does not exclude healthcare. In this episode, Dr. John Alchemy is joined again by Phil Walker, Esq. to discuss these intricacies of the business, and how workers comp stands out.

For more information on this episode, and other helpful tips about workers’ compensation, visit the RateFast Blog.

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!