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Broadspire adds soft tissue injury testing service for workers comp cases


Broadspire Services Inc. said on Friday that it has partnered with Emerge Diagnostics to provide electrodiagnostic functional assessment services to help control workers compensation costs.

Atlanta-based Broadspire is a global third-party administrator of workers comp claims, liability claims and medical management services.

According to Broadspire, soft-tissue injuries are a leading cause of workers comp claims, costs and time away from work.

The partnership aims to provide reductions in the costs of claims involving soft-tissue injuries. Electrodiagnostic functional assessment is a computer-assisted, diagnostic test that evaluates musculoskeletal and soft-tissue pathology and functionality. The resulting profile helps establish the location, nature, age and extent of an injury, or lack of injury. The electrodiagnostic assessment can be performed as a post-injury test, or may be used to perform a baseline test for selected job classes, Broadspire said in a statement.

The assessment is conducted onsite for employers that request the service, and is administered by licensed medical professionals, said Dr. Jacob Lazarovic, Sunrise, Florida-based chief medical officer for Broadspire, in an emailed statement.

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