Overland, KS – An independent actuarial consulting firm study recently found lower durations of physical therapy treatment for both non-surgical and surgical cases after Bardavon Health Innovations’ Insights Alerts™ was implemented as part of a workers’ compensation physical therapy program for proactive claims management for a large retail employer client.
The study used Bardavon’s physical therapy data for closed cases from one large retail employer over a seven-month period, before and after implementation of the alert system. The study showed that Insights Alerts reduces duration of physical therapy treatment.
Cases were normalized for underlying risk factors using Bardavon’s Outlier Prediction Model™, which categorizes cases into low-, medium-, and high-risk categories. Bardavon’s model—a part of the Bardavon Index™—predicts the likelihood of a case becoming an outlier based on information collected during the initial evaluation. It also includes detailed information about the patient’s demographics, health history, job, and injury. Pre-implementation case averages were rebalanced to match the mix of cases in these risk categories post-implementation to ensure an equal comparison.
- Reduced outlier cases by 38%, overall
- Reduced average number of visits by 7%
- Reduced average duration by 13%
“Bardavon is thrilled to be the proactive workers’ compensation claims leader for all our employer partners,” said Doug Dickerson, Bardavon Senior Vice President, Data Science and Analytics. “But even better is the knowledge that injured workers benefit from these very real and validated results. The more Bardavon can positively impact the lives of American workers, the better.”
Bardavon Insights Alerts delivers customized recommended case actions that are integrated directly into the client’s claims management system. Recommended actions are developed collaboratively between Bardavon and the client. Insights Alerts proactively identify the cases that need specific claims management attention, collaboration, and communication so that the client can drive the best functional outcome for the injured worker. Ultimately, applying Insights Alerts improves workers’ compensation outcomes.
Download here: Case Study: Bardavon Insights Alerts.