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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.
BOSTON — A course of treatment is sometimes decided before an injured worker is even diagnosed, a speaker said during the Workers Compensation Research Institute's 2016 Annual Issues and Research Conference in Boston.