There is little doubt, programs combined with technology advances, will shorten the length of time a worker is unproductive. Studies clearly show workers need to get back to their professions. Measuring success on rehabilitative products by Biodex is accomplished through the patient’s ability to achieve a fast, effective, documented return to function as the System 4 is unusually sensitive to a patient’s limits.
Clinics using the Biodex System 4, report not only patient success but an increase in revenue after employing the system for its ability to identify, treat and document physical impairments causing functional limitations. This is an exciting growth opportunity for clinicians looking to increase RTW business and pre-employment testing. Physical therapists (PTs) are able to quickly utilize all the diagnostic functions the System 4 provides. As a result, time is saved, productivity and revenues increase.
The New York State Worker’s Compensation Board reports, “There is only a 50 percent chance that an injured employee will return to work after a six month absence,” the probability of a worker returning continues to decline after a year, and more so after a two-year period of absence. The need is there, results have to happen. Getting patients back to work at a level which is safe, shows progress and increases confidence, is one of the reasons the Biodex System 4 has been embraced.
To demonstrate this, once again Biodex has been selected by a highly respected leader in occupational and industrial medicine, Thomas B. Gilliam, Ph.D. of Industrial Physical Capability Services (IPCS), where deployment of the System 4 has increased profits and made a difference in rehabilitation. “The clinic owner likes the concept reimbursement point-of-view. Most clinics today contract out their functional capacity evaluation (FCE’s) because of the time and cost, so the clinician sees the isokinetic PCE as an opportunity to make more money. It is not about isokinetics, it is about the reimbursement which happens to be greater than isokinetics,”
The System 4 is a complement to IPCS’ new RTW reports Gilliam developed for his company’s network of over 500 providers in 47 states and Canada. “It takes the clinician approximately 30 minutes to administer the test,” states Gilliam, adding the reimbursement rates for the evaluation and interpretation are much greater as compared to other diagnostic systems. This is because it takes less time to administer and the reimbursement on an hourly basis is greater—nearly, 3 to 4 times greater.
The Biodex System 4—25 years of Firsts!
Since Biodex introduced the world’s first multi-mode computerized robotic dynamometer, with advances over the years, it is still the fastest way to identify, treat and document the physical impairments that cause functional limitations.
• Advanced dynamometer technology for greater performance
• Accommodates pediatric to athlete applications
• Reduced floor space
• Wider range of normative data
• Expanded after sale support, installation and continuing education programs
Biodex continues to combine the art and science of rehabilitation in easy-to-use systems delivering patient and clinical results to meet market demand.
Physical therapists using the System 4, alongside traditional methods of physical therapy, have reported better results in patient progress. Tracking this progress is also an important component for the therapist, with the System 4 expediting results for documentation purposes, is done so with ease.
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Biodex Medical Systems Inc. offers high quality innovative products and services to the medical profession designed to solve clinical problems for customers and improve the lives of patients in the physical medicine, imaging and nuclear medicine markets