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!

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RateFast Podcast: Head Injuries Pt. 1 – Overview

This is episode one in our series regarding rating head injuries in workers’ compensation. Dr. John Alchemy tells us a little bit about rating this body part, and why the head in particular is so much more difficult to rate than any other body part in workers’ compensation.

This series will cover the chapters in the AMA Guides 5th ed. which discuss head injuries, and we will explore each of them in depth with their own episode on our way to a better understanding. Along the way, Dr. Alchemy will offer helpful advice about rating work comp head injuries.

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! 

RateFast Podcast: A Nurse Case Manager’s Guide to RateFast Express

This week we give a rundown of the ways that RateFast Express can be helpful to the workload of workers’ comp Nurse Case Managers. We discuss things such as the ways that RateFast Express speeds up claims, as well as how to sign up for and start using RateFast Express today!

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 Art and Science of Maximal Medical Improvement by RateFast Express

This article was written by RateFast founder and CEO Dr. John Alchemy, MD, QME

In the world of occupational medicine, there is a concept known as Maximal Medical Improvement (MMI). This refers to the point at which a patient’s condition recovery has reached its peak and is unlikely to improve any further. It is an important milestone in the treatment process, as it signifies that all available medical interventions have been exhausted and the patient’s condition has stabilized. Upon reaching MMI, the primary treating doctor will need to order the RateFast PR-4 report to summarize the injury for settlement purposes.

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RateFast Podcast: Taking Rateable Histories 2 – Shoulder

Today we continue our series of the best ways for workers’ compensation healthcare providers to take rateable histories on different body parts with the shoulder!

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: Taking Rateable Histories 1 – Lower Back Pain

Today we embark on a series of the best ways for workers’ compensation healthcare providers to take rateable histories on different body parts. Our first topic is on lower back pain.

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!

Connect with RateFast CEO Dr. John Alchemy on LinkedIn!