RateFast Podcast: Attorneys in Work Comp Pt. III: The AMA Guides

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!

The AMA Guides are the most commonly-used and influential workers’ compensation impairment calculation system in the United States, as well as in many other countries. In fact, they are the law when it comes to workers’ comp cases in California. Therefore, it is very important for anyone working in the workers’ comp field to have a copy on hand.
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RateFast Podcast: Understanding Depositions

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!

In workers’ comp cases, a doctor will often need to give a deposition to a lawyer. This is not to question the doctor’s capabilities, but rather to get their testimony. In most cases, courts actually prefer a doctor’s deposition to a live testimony.
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RateFast Podcast: Workers’ Compensation in the Digital World

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!

Workers’ compensation doctors have to fill out a large amount of paperwork involving patient data and measurements. If filled out incorrectly, a claims adjuster will send the claim back for the doctor to fix. This is a waste of everybody’s time.
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RateFast Podcast: Getting those COVID-19 Impairment Ratings Done with RateFast Express

Dr. Alchemy and Cory discuss what it’s like being a workers’ comp doctor navigating the largely uncharted terrain of rating COVID-19 workers’ comp claims. It’s not an easy job, especially in a notoriously difficult field. Fortunately, RateFast Express offers COVID-19 specific impairment ratings, staying up do date with all the new information regarding the virus.

If you’re a workers’ compensation provider, adjuster, or case manager check out RateFast Express: the service that writes your impairment reports for you!

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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Tips for Physician AMA Guides Depositions: Fear Not and Go Forward in Knowledge

So you’ve received a deposition from an attorney regarding a patient in your workers’ comp practice. Fortunately for you, you’ve read a few of our blog posts regarding depositions and what to do if you receive one. That means you’re all set, and the process is going to go off without a hitch, right?
In a perfect world, it would. But since the world is not perfect, we have the opportunity to be constantly improving, which is why we’ve written these additional tips for physicians who have received a deposition.

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Published Research by Dr. John Alchemy

Here is a list of papers written by RateFast Founder and CEO Dr. John Alchemy et. al, published in various scholarly journals

  1. A Novel Method of Monofilament Force Testing for Nerve Sensory Loss in Telemedicine
  2. A Quantitative Shoulder Strength Testing Method for in-Person and Telemedicine Examinations
  3. Verifying the Accuracy of Digital Goniometer Range of Motion Measurements for In-Person and Telemedicine Visits

Department of Industrial Relations Medical Unit Educational Papers

  1. Activities of Daily Living AMA Guides 5th Edition: A Practical Approach and Application
  2. Skin Impairment Rating: Chapter 8 AMA Guides 5th Edition: A Systematic and Objective Approach

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RateFast Podcast: Lost in Translation?

Dr. John Alchemy goes into detail about RateFast Express’ Report by Keyword feature, which takes commonly misused terms in Workers’ Comp reports, and translates them into the proper verbiage that an insurance adjuster would expect to see, further advancing RateFast as the leader in writing accurate and efficient work comp reports!

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