Functional Capacity Evaluations

MedRisk’s FCE program provides employers, claims professionals and employees the tools and information needed to make the process as simple as possible.

From easy-to-read report summaries and peer-to-peer QA checks, to the industry’s strongest commitment to patient satisfaction, our FCE program brings clarity to what is traditionally a confusing process for patients, employers and claim professionals alike.

The goal? Improved outcomes – and fewer administrative burdens for payers.

FCE Summary Reports: An Industry First


At MedRisk, every FCE report includes an understandable and relevant summary that provides an actionable overview of the evaluation, including functional results as they relate to identified job requirements, information on the patient’s consistency of effort and return-to-work recommendations.

Patient Education Increases Compliance


Nothing can derail an FCE like a patient who is not told what to expect beforehand. That’s why MedRisk’s FCE program includes multiple levels of patient education, including material about the purpose and length of the evaluation, recommendations on what to wear and voicemail and text appointment reminders. This patient-centric component reduces no-shows and walkouts, while improving patient satisfaction.

Network Advantage

We actively manage the industry’s largest network of credentialed physical therapists, occupational therapists and chiropractors. Our outcome-based network resolves cases in 48 percent fewer days than unmanaged cases.

Unprecedented clinical oversight

Effective medical management starts with clinical expertise. Guided by our International Scientific Advisory Board, our relentless focus on clinical outcomes results in better care for injured employees, faster return to work and significant savings for payers.

Data-Backed Decisions

Our care approach utilizes current research, outcome studies and evidence- based treatment guidelines to promote quality care. We use sophisticated analytics to review program results and provide detailed to reporting to benchmark success.

Personalized Service

When you make a referral to the MedRisk team, you’re never alone. Our dedicated team of advocates stays with each case from beginning to end, providing regular updates. We make it easy for claims professionals and injured employees to work with us.

Goal Identification Improves Results


FCEs can be used to measure the progress of treatment strategies, determine disability ratings, support safe return-to-work decisions, or as a condition of employment. Thus, it is critical that the objective of a particular FCE be identified and communicated before the evaluation itself.

In the MedRisk FCE program, specific requirements and objectives are pinpointed and clearly communicated to the evaluating therapist in advance. Same day peer-to-peer quality assurance checks of evaluation reports ensure that objectives are met. In addition, MedRisk maintains an online library of job descriptions for participating employers to minimize “errors in translation.”


A Nationwide Network


Using guidelines developed by the American Physical Therapy Association, MedRisk’s national network of physical and occupational therapists have been credentialed to perform the highest quality FCEs.


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