RateFast Express for Marriott

Need help? Call (707) 304-7150 or email express@rate-fast.com

Marriott Risk Services is pleased to announce partnership with Arissa Cost Strategies and RateFast to assist our MPN providers in creating accurate and timely PR-4 Reports.  

This page is a hub with answers to commonly asked questions and links to documents used in the RateFast Express process.

What is RateFast Express?

RateFast Express is a free independent impairment review service Marriott now provides to help Primary Treater Physicians (PTP) generate AMA Guides 5th Edition PR-4 impairment reports. RateFast Express is an independent organizational tool to assist a PTP in formatting and creating PR-4 reports. This service is NOT intended to replace PTP medical opinion. The RateFast Express service empowers the PTP to focus more on direct patient care, improves administrative efficiency, and standardizes accuracy of the reporting process to benefit all stakeholders.  

Please see our video series for more on PR-4 reports and impairment ratings.

When is my case ready for RateFast Express?

An injured body part is ready for a RateFast Express impairment rating when the body part has reached Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI). An injured body part is likely MMI in the following example scenarios:

  • Six month post-injury and no further intervention planned for the injured body part.
  • Six month post-surgery on the injured body part and no further recovery expected.
  • Returned to full duty with with no further active care planned for the injured body part.
  • Returned to full duty with no residual signs or symptoms related to the injured body part.

You can easily determine if an injured body part has reached MMI using the RateFast MMI Calculator.

How does RateFast Express help primary treating physicians and other treaters?

  • Helps treaters maintain compliance with impairment ratings and state regulations.
  • Creates an accurate state compliant report based on the treater’s own findings: patient history, medical exam, and opinions.
  • RateFast Express reports address all required areas: impairment rating, apportionment, pain add on, return to work limitations.
  • Doctor may be entitled to administrative billing fees upon signing the RateFast Express report under OMFS WC004.
  • Relieves the doctor of the burden of writing the report and calculating the impairment rating and apportionment. RateFast Express saves time and improves accuracy.

How do I authorize RateFast Express for my case?

Notify the insurance adjuster:

  • The claim has been determined to be MMI by the doctor.
  • The doctor has elected to use the RateFast Express service to assist in the generation of the impairment report.
  • RateFast Express improves accuracy of the report, maintains compliance with regulations, and minimizes claim settlement cost.

Then, request authorization for the RateFast Express service using the RateFast Express cover sheet.

How do I submit my case to RateFast for an impairment rating?

Click here for the step-by-step process guide of how to submit a case to RateFast and receive an impairment rating.

What if I have questions about a RateFast Express report? How do I contact RateFast Express to learn more?

You can contact RateFast at express@rate-fast.com, call (707) 304-5949, or text (707) 483-4346.

Resources for Your Doctors

To help physicians write better workers’ compensation reports, RateFast has created checklists of the elements that should be included in every submission to RateFast Express.

PR-2 checklist: for physical injuries.

PR-2 checklist for psychological injuries.

Need help? Call (707) 304-7150 or email express@rate-fast.com