COVID-19 Specific Work Comp Impairment Ratings with RateFast Express

According to the Calfornia Workers’ Compensation Institute, In December of 2020, 52% of all California workers’ compensation claims were COVID-19 related.

A year into the pandemic, the symptoms and after effects of COVID-19 should be familiarto just about every physician whether they are in workers’ comp or not. Yet as with just about every other medical issue, provisions for workers’ compensation lags behind the rest of the field with regardto protocol. That’s why RateFast Express has once again stepped in to lend a hand to workers’ comp professionals.

RateFast Express now offers COVID-19 specific impairment ratings!

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On a Scale from 1 to 10 – Measuring Subjective Pain

In workers’ compensation, it’s absolutely crucial to correctly detail the workers’ subjective residuals of their injury. This is because measuring objective factors like a limited range of motion are less tangible than concepts like pain, and aren’t always an accurate account of the extent that the injury affects the patient’s day-to-day life.
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The RateFast Parity Calculator: Tuning Dissonance into Harmony

A workers’ comp insurance adjuster receives a report saying that the patient, an injured worker, has been able to carry out all of their day-to-day functions with no sort of hindrance from their sustained work injury. The doctors measurements say that they have lost all use of their injured body part. Did that make any bells go off for you?

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RateFast Podcast: Percentiles 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.

If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports for you!
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Work Ethic: The Duty of the Physician in Workers’ Comp

If you know a physician who provides workers’ compensation in their clinic, known as a PTP (Primary Treating Physician), then you probably know that they are very busy people. The reason for this is because they are responsible for collecting far more data from a patient who is coming in for a workers’ comp injury, than any other routine doctor’s visit.
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RateFast Podcast: Injury Mapping – Making a Roadmap to Recovery

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!
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It’s Time to Take the Technocratic Stance on Workers’ Comp

It seems difficult to imagine a form of government run by scientists. That’s probably in part because there are currently no national governments that are run by scientists. But when we look at how companies and institutions are using science to successfully navigate through the constantly changing world, it might begin to make sense to see some scientists begin to take office.

Taking it one step further, maybe a computer could eventually hold office (could the president one day be a robot?). Remember this part, it will come up later.
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