Lisa Fitzpatrick, OTR/CHT is the founder and president of Ergo Links, a company focused on creating an ergonomically healthy workplace, as well as helping injured workers return to work. Fitzpatrick also offers services to individuals who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI), and who require specific attention and tests that a normal FCE may not require.

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A pioneer in the field of Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), Keith Blankenship, P.T., has explored the unique and subtle art of evaluating the abilities of the injured human body for over 30 years. During his impressive career, Blankenship has become one of the foremost practitioners and teachers in the field of FCEs.

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Using computerized diagnostics to assess patients gives you a distinct advantage over doing these same tests manually. It provides you with a method to objectively measure physical performance, quickly document functional deficits and show patients how the condition affects them. This is important for establishing a diagnosis, demonstrating medical necessity for care, developing appropriate treatment plans and keeping the patient compliant.

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Knowing when to appeal and when to resubmit a rejected claim can mean the difference between receiving just payment and inadvertently committing insurance fraud. The very first step is knowing what type of rejection you are dealing with and understanding whether it’s a technical or merit-based rejection.

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