EFA-STM Program: A Comprehensive Bookend Solution
The EFA-STM Program measures current and new employees before and after workplace injuries to assist in determining if an injury arises out of the course and scope of employment (AOECOE). By comparing pre- and post-injury data, the EFA-STM Program accurately distinguishes chronic, unrelated conditions from compensable acute workplace injuries and/or exacerbation of pre-existing injuries.
Workers’ compensation law holds employers liable for bringing an injured employee back to pre-injury condition. Emerge’s EFA-STM Program provides a comprehensive and objective bookend solution to ensure employers are protected against claims of discrimination, as well as disability, while complying with all ADAAA and EEOC regulations.
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Emerge’s EFA Test Is Proven in Court and Has Changed Case Law
The EFA Test objectively diagnoses and identifies the location, extent, nature and age of soft tissue injuries, providing information that MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans cannot. Our has successfully passed several legal challenges, including acceptance in Federal court under the Daubert standards for admissibility in court.
“This newly discovered evidence [the EFA Test] is unique and directly relevant to the crucial issue of causation. It is substantially probable that this medical report, created almost a year before the litigation was filed, would have caused the jury to evaluate all of the evidence at trial differently. The outcome at trial could well have been different if this evidence had been available.”
Jack B. Weinstein, Senior Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
His Honor overturned a $5.3 million product liability verdict based on the EFA Test.
The EFA-STM Program Substantially Reduces Costs and Improves Outcomes
The EFA-STM Program can positively impact your current direct and indirect costs, as well as potential future costs created by CMS Mandatory Reporting. The objective information provided by Emerge’s EFA Test to physicians prevents costly misdiagnoses, unnecessary or inappropriate surgeries and treatments, and prolonged recovery periods.
“…if our claimant were to have back surgery or a lumbar fusion, the costs are well in the six figures. We dodged a major bullet because we had the EFA-STM Program in place. I believe this technology will be a game changer in the work comp industry.”
Gerald T. Suther, Work Comp Claims Manager
Heartland Express, Inc.
For employees who have legitimate, compensable injuries, our technology aids in an accurate diagnosis and our EFA test results offer targeted information, allowing site-specific treatment to improve outcomes and return-to work times.
Emerge customers tell us our EFA Test has helped them reduce:
- Lost time due to injuries
- The frequency and expense of soft tissue claims
- Experience modification rating (EMR)
Furthermore, employees of Emerge customers have:
- Better treatment solutions and quality of life
- Shorter disability periods and faster return-to-work times
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