New Tools and
Chris E. Stout, PsyD
Department of Research and Data Analytics, ATI
College of Medicine, University of Illinois, Chicago
Please note that this is a March 2014 presentation.
While you can see most of what was displayed, you cannot
hear what I said, and I wish you could.
You may reach me via http://about.me/DrChrisStout
if I may be of help to you in your work.
Cool stuff we’ll not be covering
It’s nice to work with workers’ comp
Outcomes are VERY Quantified
– RTW at the same job description and PDL
– How many days passed before RTW?
– Nice, clean, and tidy!
Surgeon’s Perspective on a
No anesthesia issues
No surprises during or after
Good wound healing
No post-op infection
But how does the story end?
Is the patient back at work?
At the same PDL as prior to injury?
With the same job classification?
• A joint collaboration of
BMJ Group and the
Research Unit at
• Best new evidence
tailored to your interests.
• 2-step process shrinks
(from >140 clinical
journals) down to the
most important 1 - 2
articles per month
= "noise reduction" of
And, wouldn’t it be cool if surgeons could
have their latest post-op protocol available
to their rehab-referrals?
They already do (and for free).
>15,000 prior-managed bills were loaded and rerun
against the ODG Treatment UR Advisor for each ICD9CPT combination on frequency, number of visits,
recommendations from ODG Treatment, and the "Bill
Review Payment (or ODG Approval) Flags" divided
into Green, Yellow, Red…
Green, OK to auto-pay up to ODG Codes for
Automated Approval max number of visits;
Yellow, OK to auto-pay up to 25th %tile
number of visits
Red, need to review
Evidence-based practice is sort of