RateFast Express General FAQ

Here is a list of our industry-specific FAQs:


Q: What is RateFast Express?

A: RateFast Express is an impairment rating service used by medical providers, adjusters, and nurse case managers to create fast, accurate, and consistent impairment reports (Permanent and Stationary Reports) for workers’ compensation stakeholders.


Q: What’s included in the RateFast Express impairment report?

A: The RateFast Express Impairment Report includes all elements needed for case settlement.

  1. Summary of history, examination and diagnostic testing relied upon.
  2. Whole Person Impairment (%WPI) with references to the AMA Guides and state-specific rulesets.
  3. Apportionment
  4. Future Care
  5. Work Status


Q: How does RateFast Express work?

A: Case documents are securely sent to RateFast Express.

The impairment report is created, formatted, and returned within 3 to 5 business days.

Depending on the plan, RateFast collects payment either from the provider or the insurance carrier.


Q: What do I need to submit from the chart for RateFast Express to create my impairment rating report?

A: Doctor’s First Visit (DFR), the last Primary Treating Physician’s (PTP) report, surgical reports, the latest diagnostic tests, and consultant reports.


Q: How accurate are RateFast Express impairment ratings?

A: RateFast Express impairment reports are among the most accurate and rigorous in the industry. When generating an impairment rating, RateFast Express analyzes all relevant parts of the patient’s chart using proprietary algorithms with direct QME oversight to ensure consistency, objectivity, and reproducibility.


Q: Where can I see a sample RateFast Express impairment report (Permanent and Stationary Report)?

A: Click here to view a sample RateFast Express impairment report.


Q: How do I get started with RateFast Express?

A: Call (707) 304-7150 or email express@rate-fast.com


Q: Will RateFast reports hold up in front of a judge?

A: RateFast has completed thousands of reports for QMEs, PTPs, and adjusters. We have never had any reports denied by the DEU or judges for inaccuracy or non-compliance. RateFast’s track record of impairment rating accuracy is the product of two patented medical impairment rating methods and a research team that includes two university physics professors and a NASA researcher. We consult with a retired workers’ compensation judge to ensure best practices for our reporting methods.