Observational Measures vs. Range of Motion Testing

Make sure to get Proper Monitoring Treatments

There are several key reasons that the proper monitoring of treatment outcomes are a crucial part of healthcare benefits and disability claims. Accurate data from treatment outcomes plays an important part in ensuring that a patient is on the right path to successful treatment. In the past, treatment outcomes were based on observational studies, and were limited to the scope of the physician’s analysis.

Range of Motion Treatment

In today’s medical field, where insurance companies and disability litigation are often the deciding factor as to approved treatment plans as well as medical benefits, many government agencies, courts, and medical providers now require accurate collection of data analysis related to treatment progress.

In a spinal cord injury, measuring the extent of an injury is a critical part of developing an effective treatment plan, as well as determining Maximum Medical Improvement (MMI), a determining factor in workers’ compensation and disability claims. A spinal cord injury can affect a number of basic functions in the body, and the recovery for each individual is its own unique case, with no “set” time frame.

Observational Measures utilize monitoring, diagnostic testing, therapy, and assessment of patient symptoms, signs, laboratory tests, and response to therapy for the purpose of determining the extent of a patient’s injuries as well as whether they will require further treatment. Observational Measures are based on the experience of the physician and their personal evaluations of a particular patient’s condition, as well as their expectations for recovery.

While Observational Measures are an essential tool for developing a treatment plan, it is important to note that medical benefits often require more than the Observational Measures, particularly when a disability or worker’s compensation claim is at stake. Each state has their own unique guidelines regarding MMI. and it is important to provide as much detailed information as possible in what can sometimes be a lengthy process.

Clinical Range of Motion Measurement is not only a fundamental evaluation tool; it is a procedure that can prove crucial not only to developing a comprehensive treatment plan, but producing the necessary records that are essential to a worker’s compensation or disability claim. The observations of a patient’s physician may vary from the observations of a court-appointed medical professional, and having detailed and accurate data allows for consistency and results that are proven.

Kennebec’s P.R.O.O.F. Preferred System (Positive Reinforcement of Objective Findings), is a revolutionary report-driven system that allows for accurate and objective documentation for Muscle Testing and Range of Motion Testing. A leader in Functional Assessment Systems, Kennebec’s P.R.O.O.F. Preferred Systems have all of the necessary components for proving medical necessity, MMI, and insurance reimbursement and disability claims, as well as proper documentation of changes in function.

The P.R.O.O.F. Preferred System offers two levels of reports, and there are several options that allow you to custom-build your system, giving you the necessary outcome assessments.
For more information on Kennebec’s P.R.O.O.F. Preferred System, contact them today.