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At National Functional Evaluations, we combine innovation in technology and objective outcome measures in healthcare. Our goal is to challenge the status quo while enhancing the existing arena for neuromusculoskeletal disease management.

The key is collaboration between stable medical standards and advanced complicated algorithms synchronizing to precisely create what has been called "the gold standard" in functional outcome performance.

WHY TEST

Now physicians will have the objective tool to measure, document, and validate a patient’s functional abilities and outcome performance. Functional Performance Evaluations can help justify medical necessity in an efficient and effective manner, and also provides important data to determine how long active treatment can last by re-examining the patient periodically with subsequent Functional tests.

WHEN TEST

The first Functional Performance Evaluation is used to create a baseline of the patient’s functional abilities. This baseline test will include a comparative to population norm, inclusive of: age, gender, height, weight, and dominant side. Patented software will identify and quantify body function and structure limitation; we will provide the patient with a risk adjusted functional profile.

At a point in the future, after some treatment has happened, subsequent Functional tests are applied to track and monitor the functional changes in what is called a functional performance outcome. This comparative study can aid in treatment planning and the medical necessary treatment modifications.

METHODOLOGY

Our patented technology has built in symptom magnification tools to help determine an evaluee’s effort. An example of this is seen in our “validity of testing” which is established by the presence of three consecutive repetitions (a maximum of six trials are performed) which fall within a coefficient of variation determined by the AMA guidelines. The software will only accept readings if they fall within the coefficient of variation. It is almost impossible for a human being to purposely under-perform within a small range of variation. These tools prove the reliability and validity of the data obtained.

REPORTS & PROFILES

Conveniently, our patented Functional Performance Evaluation program is a trans-mobile ancillary service in which we send our certified Functional Performance Technologist to your location, with our equipment, to test your patients on site, and provide back to you the results via a detailed report.

Our reports are user friendly supplying an array of comprehensive detail in a 20+ page report, as well as convenient with a quick view two-page summary. Subsequent tests include easy to access and understand comparative side by side statistics of the past two tests.

INTERVENTIONAL & SURGERY

Functional outcome data can assist surgical, interventional, and pharmacological decision making by precisely documenting the change; specifically, providing the objective confirmation of a patient’s functional status before and or after treatment.

OPIOID

In 2012 the FDA updated the guidelines to include “improved functional abilities” to the analgesic goals of long-term Opioid use and “periodic functional ability assessment” to the reevaluations strategy, to assure appropriate therapy.

MEDICARE

Under MIPS guidelines, functional outcome performance testing provides the necessary information and data to report 7 outcome measures and 6 process measures.

PRIVATE INSURANCE

The most common definition of medical necessity revolves around the patient's FUNCTIONAL ABILITIES, NOT a reduction in symptoms.

WORKERS COMPENSATION

Principle #1 says that medical care and treatment must be focused on restoring function to meet daily and work activities and return to work.

PERSONAL INJURY

By using objective data, the judge can give the evidence full weight because it is no longer opinion but, a fact.