FAQ What is RateFast? RateFast is a web application for writing California workers’ compensation reports and calculating impairment ratings. Who benefits from RateFast? If you’re a California medical provider and you handle work-related injuries (or if you would like to start), then RateFast can revolutionize the workflow in your practice. My practice uses an EMR. Why do I need RateFast? RateFast supplements your EMR. Unlike EMRs, RateFast is designed to guide you through a workers’ compensation interview and exam. It includes crucial questions which impact the impairment rating, often left out by EMRs. What do I need to run RateFast? The short answer: a device with an internet connection and a web browser. No downloads or installations required. Just make a free account on app.rate-fast.com/signup and start reporting. Click here for the long answer regarding RateFast’s system requirements. I’ve already got my own process for completing workers’ compensation reports. Can RateFast help me? Yes. Even if you’re a workers’ compensation expert, RateFast can save you hours of time. RateFast members effectively enjoy an increased hourly rate by letting RateFast crunch the numbers and calculate the whole person impairment rating. Just submit your PR-4 report for rating after you’ve finished entering all the exam data and go home early. You’ll be alerted via email when your report has been rated. All ratings are fully justifiable, and include references to every relevant section of the AMA Guides. I’m an attorney or a claims adjuster. Can I use RateFast check the accuracy of a medical provider’s impairment rating? Yes. RateFast can be used to check reports and impairment ratings for completeness, accuracy, and detail. Attorneys and administrative professionals should know exactly what information is missing from the report they are reviewing. If you’re an attorney or an insurance carrier and you’d like to know how RateFast can help you review the accuracy of an impairment rating, send us an email or give us a call at 707.304.5949. How long does it take for RateFast to give me my impairment rating? Two business days or less. Reports are securely returned to you online, complete with an impairment rating calculated in total accordance with the AMA Guides. Our ratings include references and citations to relevant chapters and pages, as well as comments to aid the reader in understanding. My clinic doesn’t do many workers’ compensation reports. Should we still use RateFast? Whether you’re submitting one Doctor’s First report a month or twenty PR-2 reports a day, you can benefit from RateFast. The service is pay-as-you-use, so your clinic doesn’t risk racking up unnecessary bills. You might be just starting workers’ comp or you might be a seasoned pro—either way, RateFast saves you time, and no practice has time to waste. Will RateFast reports hold up in front of a judge? 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.