A California Nurse Case Manager’s Guide to Discussing MMI with Patients

Dr. John Alchemy answers questions submitted by Nurse Case Managers regarding ways of discussing common work comp questions with their patients.

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Factors to Consider Regarding the Future of California Workers’ Compensation

Dear reader, look into our crystal ball. It shows you the future of California workers’ compensation. All who gaze into it see something different. Some see a workers comp system running with the clarity and ease of a mountain stream. Others simply scream and run away.

In this post we will examine workers’ compensation as it is today, and see if we can use this insight to make a few educated guesses of what the future holds.

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RateFast Podcast: Automation in Workers’ Compensation

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.

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Do you feel secure about your job? What if you heard that a robot was about to take over the occupation that you’ve had for the last 10 years? How would you react then?
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RateFast Podcast: In the Engine Room: Special Guest, Marten Thompson

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.

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Who says you’ll never use the major you graduated with? Application developers like Marten Thompson bring their skills to the table to keep the RateFast service up and running. One of those skills involves a great deal of math.
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RateFast Podcast: A Look Inside the RateFast Engine Room

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.

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RateFast is an original web application that streamlines and simplifies the workers’ compensation process for doctors. All the physician has to do is enter in information and the program will tell them which data, if any, is missing. This reduces any confusion on behalf of both the physicians and doctors; a doctor’s version of TurboTax, if you will.
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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.

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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 that means the powers that be can charge what they want, with no rhyme or reason.
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RateFast Podcast: QME’s: The Art of Workers’ Compensation

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.

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Doctors like Dr. Teodoro Nissen find joy in helping out those in need. From pediatrics and pathology to orthopedics and sports trauma, he has followed a path of healing the less fortunate and ultimately settled on being a QME in workers’ compensation.
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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.

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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.
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RateFast Podcast: Telemedicine is a Win

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.

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Patients spend a large amount of their visit at the doctor’s office not being seen by the doctor, but rather sitting in a waiting room or even trying to find a parking spot outside the office to begin with. Or maybe they planned an appointment weeks or even months in advance, but the doctor has to reschedule.
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RateFast Podcast: Zero-Percent Impairment

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.

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Doctors in workers’ compensation must issue impairment ratings for their patients when they sustain an injury at work. These ratings must be consistent with the AMA guidelines. The impairment rating percentage ranges from 0 to 100, and the number describes the patient’s range of motion and activities that they’re able to perform after becoming injured.
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