RateFast Podcast: Navigating Change – Accountability and Culture Shift in Healthcare Pt. I

We are joined again by returning champion, work comp attorney Phil Walker, to discuss the sensitive topic of workplace abuse in the healthcare setting.

Dr. John Alchemy and Mr. Walker discuss the change of the healthcare industry over the years and how workplace abuse has seeped into the cracks that have developed over time.

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: What is an Impairment Rating Pt. IV: Four Corners Rating vs. Almaraz Guzman

For this final episode in our series, we discuss the AMA Guides four-corners rating and compare that to the California Almaraz-Guzman ruling.

This is one of the more complicated topics in California Workers’ Compensation, which is why Dr. John Alchemy is here to clear it up for us!

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: What is an Impairment Rating Pt. III – Diagnostic Testing

Your patient may need diagnostic testing from a specialist. In this installment of our series, Dr. John Alchemy discusses when diagnostic testing is necessary in work comp claims, and useful tips for the process.

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: What is an Impairment Rating Pt. II – Physical Examination

Dr. John Alchemy is back to tell us about the examination portion of a workers’ comp impairment rating, and provide us with some useful tips to take into account during this crucial step in the process.

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! 

Join us on Sept 16-18 at the California Urgent Care Conference!

Attention urgent care practitioners in the Western United States! California Urgent Care Association’s 2023 Western Regional Urgent Care Conference at the Monterey Marriott Hotel will take place from September 16-18, 2023. This highly anticipated annual event offers unparalleled networking opportunities, educational sessions, and innovative solutions for urgent care professionals. We are thrilled to announce that Dr. John Alchemy, MD QME, Founder and CEO of Rate-Fast, will be a speaker at this conference.

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RateFast Podcast: Head Injuries Pt. V – AMA Guides Chapter 18: Post Traumatic Headaches & Combining Impairment Ratings

In this final episode in our series on head injuries in work comp, Dr. John Alchemy covers post traumatic headaches, how to assess them, and then dives into the complicated topic of combining impairment ratings.

This is one of our biggest series on one of the most complicated topics in work comp, so we encourage anyone with questions to reach out to us!

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: Head Injuries Pt. IV – AMA Guides Chapter 14 Post Traumatic Stress and Depression

This is the penultimate episode in our series on the AMA Guides 5th edition chapters covering head injuries, in our quest to help doctors understand this complicated type of injury a bit better.

Dr. John Alchemy explains how to recognize these types of injuries in patients, and guide them through better understanding their symptoms.

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!

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RateFast Podcast: Head Injuries Pt. III – AMA Guides Chapters 12: Vision Loss & Chapter 13: Memory Loss

Today we have a two-part episode to continue our series on head injuries, covering AMA Guides chapter 12: Vision Loss and chapter 13: Memory Loss

Dr. John Alchemy provides insight to these two chapters in the AMA Guides with some useful advice on how to implement the contents of the guides into your own work comp practice.

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! 

The Headache of Head Injuries in Workers’ Comp

Head injuries are one of the hardest types of injuries to rate in workers’ compensation. This isn’t surprising, as the head is quite a complicated piece of machinery. While we wait for neuroscientists to tell us exactly how the brain works, we have to make do with the tools we have in order to figure out how a workplace injury is affecting the life of the injured worker.

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RateFast Podcast: Head Injuries Pt. II – AMA Guides Chapter 11: Hearing Loss

We continue our series on head injuries in workers’ compensation, where we cover chapter 11 of the AMA Guides 5th edition, which outlines hearing loss.

Dr. John Alchemy gives us some useful information on recognizing hearing loss, and effectively gathering information from the patient so that it can ultimately be rated.

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!