HOUSTON, Jan. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Nova Medical Centers, the nation's largest pure occupational health provider in the nation, reported new clinical data that showed all patient-centered outcome measures for treated injured workers at a 91% or better functional ability in the fourth quarter and an average of 5.7 visits and an average claim duration of 17.1 days.
After integrating outcome measures into patient flow in the centers' setting last year, Nova has seen positive outcomes with consistent improvement in the functional ability of injured workers which can result in an earlier return to full duty. Senior Vice President of Therapy Services and National Therapy Director, Trisha Perry said, "Utilizing well-accepted and validated standardized measures allows us to gauge the effectiveness of individual treatment plans and focus on achieving the best results in the industry."
To achieve these positive outcomes Nova, a multidisciplinary setting, utilizes an early intervention treatment philosophy. A philosophy that with the inclusion of data collection on four specified measures at the start of the therapy episode of care, at specified points during treatment, and at the time of discharge, stimulates dialogue amongst all stakeholders: the patient, the employer, the payor, and the clinician. This collaborative approach ensures that all stakeholders understand the treatment objectives and helps get the injured worker the appropriate care at the right time.
About Nova Medical Centers
As the largest pure occupational health provider in the nation, Nova treats on-the-job injuries, conducts pre-employment services and screens, and offers preventative services. Nova also connects with employers to maximize employees' health and get America back to work better and faster.
Nova Medical Centers has expanded its footprint across Texas, Tennessee, Georgia, and has most recently Indiana. Nova treats more than 40,000 work-related injuries annually across its locations with an average claim closure rate of 14 days.
Nova utilizes cutting edge real-time web-based reporting through its proprietary electronic medical system, Occuflex, which allows Nova's clients to remain constantly up-to-date with claim status. Nova Medical Centers continues to revolutionize occupational healthcare and strives to provide the best occupational medical services possible.
Nova Medical Centers' dedication to its patients and recognized industry success by employers and insurance carriers has ignited the company's expansion. Nova strives to be accessible from coast-to-coast by 2023.
Contact: Sara Patterson
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