Our goal to bring a higher level of objectivity to minimize contentious litigation on compensatory claims. At Bardavon, we are committed to evolving the industry from the way it is to the way it should be.
XRTS was developed to give the market a new option to approaching the issue of assessing validity of effort.
An objective and robust assessment of validity of effort must be employed to ensure the conclusions are legally defensible.
The subjective opinion of the testing clinician is removed. Decisions are scientifically backed with physics and facts.
The XRTS system is more cost effective. Why? The information helps providers and referral sources close claims – Period.
There are three primary and substantial differences between standard testing methods and XRTS validity of effort testing.
Both the XRTS Hand Strength Assessment and the XRTS Lever Arm Assessment use repeated measures to classify validity of effort.
A statistically based analysis of the variation within and between the repeated measures is applied to the physical performance data the same way for each test.
Both the protocols and the observations made during the FCE incorporate the concept of “distraction-based testing” to maximize the accuracy of the classification of effort.
One thing that I like about XRTS is that it takes the PT out of making the decision regarding effort. I ask the client to give me their best effort and measure what they give me. The results make the determination. The test is 'blind' in that regard. I like that it is mobile, that it is 'low tech, but highly accurate.'
I have been using the XRTS for over a year now, and have seen a nearly 50% increase in referrals in that time. In addition, my average reimbursement per FCE has increased in that time by nearly 25%. I looked into the XRTS system due to my frustration with other FCE protocols and the lack of strength of my recommendations. Most of my conclusions were based on observational analysis at best. I can now offer employers and TPAs reports that I have absolute confidence in, and they have referred to my clinic specifically for the XRTS reports. It is the only FCE model that truly is a service for all stakeholders.
The XRTS Hand Strength Assessment and Lever Arm have been invaluable additions to my FCE testing regimen for years. This testing system is legally tested and scientifically based, focusing on the effort of the client being tested. I can be confident in the decisions I make as an evaluator and have support from XRTS if these decisions are questioned.
My client underwent an FCE where the examiner alleged that she was self-limiting and the results were deemed invalid. The testing protocol that was used was mostly subjective in nature. My client then underwent an FCE that used Mr. Schapmire’s devices and methodology. The FCE results were found to be valid. At trial, I used Mr. Schapmire’s materials when I cross-examined the first FCE examiner. The trial court found the first examiner to be not credible and made an award that was favorable to my client.
Darrell has done great work for us on many complex cases.
Darrell is an expert in the functional testing field and always answers his phone. I cannot recommend his services enough.
Darrell provided invaluable assistance and guidance in preparing for my deposition of an evaluator, in a large Federal jury trial. The information that Darrell provided was invaluable in establishing that the basis for the evaluator's determinations was not scientifically sound, resulting in exclusion of the opinion from the trial. Moreover, I will do a better job on every future expert deposition, thanks to the information Darrell provided.
The XRTS FCE system has been invaluable to our industrial rehabilitation program. As the result of the objectivity of the system, evaluating therapists can be assured of the accuracy of their findings and their ability to legally defend conclusions drawn from the FCE. This system is unlike any other product on the market and benefits all parties with a vested interest in the outcome of the case, the most important of which is the patient.