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EFA-STM Program: A Comprehensive Bookend Solution

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.

Our EFA-STM Program measures current and new employees before and after workplace injuries to help you determine if a reported injury arises out of the course and scope of employment (AOECOE). By comparing pre- and post-injury data, the EFA-STM Program is a recommended best practice to accurately distinguish compensable acute workplace injuries and/or exacerbation of pre-existing injuries from chronic, unrelated conditions.

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“With the EFA, we also have objective data to determine if that injury happened on our clock. Prior to implementing the EFA, making this determination was a very subjective process. In two of our latest soft tissue cases, the EFA pre and post loss testing determined the employees' condition was not due to a work related condition. This program could have easily saved  us $150,000-200,000 in medical and legal bills. During this three year period we have won two court cases because of the objective findings of the EFA testing.”

Galen Sawyer, Safety Manager
Ameristar Perimeter Security USA Inc – ASSA ABLOY

Emerge’s EFA Test Is Proven in Court and Has Changed Case Law

The EFA Test objectively diagnoses and precisely identifies the location, extent, nature and age of soft tissue injuries, providing information that MRIs, X-rays, and CT scans cannot. Our EFA test 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 probably 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 our EFA Test to physicians prevents costly misdiagnoses, unnecessary or inappropriate surgeries and treatments, prolonged recovery periods, and fraudulent claims.

For employees who have legitimate, compensable injuries, we provide an accurate diagnosis with targeted, site-specific treatment recommendations to improve outcomes and return-to work times.

Time after time, Emerge customers tell us our EFA Test has:

Learn more about implementing Emerge’s EFA-STM Program. 

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