MedRisk, King of Prussia, Pa, has created a new functional capacity evaluation (FCE) program designed to give claims professionals more decision-making tools and to improve patient care. According to a press release from MedRisk, this new program is built to identify and communicate the objectives of the FCE prior to the evaluation, and provides peer-to-peer quality assurance reviews and summaries of the FCE report.

The quality assurance review and summary are performed on the same day in order to not delay the delivery of the FCE report, the release notes. The summary also provides functional results as they relate to the job requirements, the patient’s consistency of effort, and a return-to-work recommendation by the FCE specialist.

“Ease of use for the claims professional is critical,” says MedRisk CEO Michelle Buckman. “The summary provides a snapshot of the full report. This way, they can review the key components at a glance.”

Other features include an online library of job descriptions for employers that use the program, patient education in advance of the evaluation, and appointment reminders by text message.

[Source: MedRisk]