Physicians as Perpetual Students
I love our Physician Advisors/Reviewers. From Austin to Santa Fe, Knoxville to Chicago, Louisville to Birmingham, we provide effective Utilization, Peer, Pharmaceutical and Specialty Reviewers from coast to coast. Physician panels that make a difference are dedicated to constantly keeping up on the latest scientific research/evidence. We recruit only those Board Certified physicians who demonstrate a commitment to continual study.
I’m linking to the abstracts of two recent studies in Spine that were forwarded to me by one of our Orthopedic Surgeons, regarding typical workers’ comp medical procedures.
The first clinical study concerns degenerative lumbar stenosis and concludes that fusion with decompression has a significant negative impact on clinical outcomes in workers’ comp claimants.
The second clinical study concerns the ineffectiveness of vertebroplasty (cement injection into a fractured vertebra) and ultimate return to work.
These papers are just an example of the types of research our physician panels analyze.
A wise regulator once told me that if you want to overturn a treating physician’s/surgeon’s plan, you can’t do it on the cheap, and you must show the science and evidence.
Call us. Science and evidence let us do better.