Completing the “Objective Findings” section in RateFast Reports

If you’re a current RateFast user, then you’ll recognize these exams from the “Objective Findings” section of your Doctor’s First, PR-2, and PR-4 reports.

All the information in the Objective Findings examinations should be, well, objective: any other medical provider should be able to examine the patient’s injury and come back with the same results.

Some parts of an Objective Findings examination require you to take measurements using various pieces of equipment (such as goniometers and inclinometers) or to perform different types of tests (such as distal neurovascular exams and monofilament testing).

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Click here for a full list of the body part exams that are currently written into the RateFast application.

How to Add a New Patient in RateFast

In order to write workers’ compensation reports using RateFast, you first need to create a patient.

This article tells you how to add basic information about your patient into the RateFast system, so you can start writing workers’ compensation reports.
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What exams are included in the RateFast application?

In order to guarantee accurate impairment ratings and truly complete work-comp reports, the Ratefast app guides users through various medical examinations according to the requirements of the AMA Guides.

RateFast asks questions, prompts you to indicate abnormalities, and requests that you take measurements based on your patient’s injury. A set of these questions and prompts for measurements are called exams.

 

RateFast currently has customized exams for injuries to the following body parts:

  • AMA Guides 5th edition cervical spine exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition thoracic spine exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition lumbar spine exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition shoulder exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition elbow exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition wrist exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition thumb exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition index finger exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition middle finger exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition ring finger exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition little finger exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition pelvis/hip exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition shoulder exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition knee exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition ankle/foot exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition toe exam
  • AMA Guides 5th edition skin exam (for various skin areas)

Related Reading

If you’re a current RateFast user and you want to learn how to access the body part exams, then check out this article in the How to Use RateFast – Basic Tasks section.