NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#digitalhealth—Best In Class MD, a leading provider of expert medical opinions, announces the appointment of Christopher Brigham, M.D. and Tate Greditzer, M.D., to their esteemed panel of medical experts. Drs Brigham and Greditzer will oversee new service lines for BICMD: Impairment Ratings and Age of Injury Radiology Reports, respectively. The addition of these services reflects the commitment to assisting enterprise clients navigate complex medical claims handling and enabling better outcomes for both employers and injured workers.
Impairment ratings (I.R.s) are pivotal in evaluating post-injury limitations and any ongoing disability. However, it has been demonstrated that physicians are poorly trained in the performance of I.R.s, and as such, the majority of I.R.s are inaccurate. One study showed that 78% of I.R.s are incorrect. BICMD enhances I.R. accuracy by providing training modules to network physicians performing these reports with oversight by Dr. Brigham.
Dr. Brigham, an occupational health medicine physician, has had an extensive career in PPI and disability, serving as the Senior Contributing Editor for the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, sixth edition, and Editor-in-Chief of the AMA Guides Newsletter. “The importance of accurate impairment ratings is greatly understated, and the impact is significant,” said Dr. Chris Brigham. “I am delighted to be overseeing BICMD’s services and can ensure this will be the highest quality program available in the market.”
Age of Injury reports determine the timing of an injury, aiding legal proceedings and claims by establishing clear event timelines. It is crucial that musculoskeletal-trained radiologists provide these reports, but regrettably, access to this expertise is limited, particularly in the claims management and workers’ compensation space.
Dr. Tate Greditzer, the leading MSK-trained radiologist for the National Basketball Players Association and the N.Y. Mets, will provide and oversee these services for BICMD. Each report will include a comprehensive analysis of the injury, factors affecting its age determination, and a professional opinion regarding the injury’s timing, providing invaluable insight for employers and insurance carriers.
BICMD is a trusted provider of expert medical opinions, offering a wide range of medical consulting solutions to support businesses. BICMD aims to improve the quality and appropriateness of care by ensuring that expert medical advice is at the center of care delivery. Learn more at bicmd.com.