Outpatient Rehab

doctor rehabbing patients knee

The LIFEwareSM System is an outpatient outcomes tracking and reporting system that documents functional outcomes achieved in outpatient settings, including:

  • Outpatient rehabilitation clinics
  • Physical therapy practices
  • Standalone private practice sites or clinics
  • Pain and wound centers
  • Cardiac rehab centers
  • Pulmonary rehab centers
  • Adult day service centers

Outcomes data is provided for individual patients, groups of patients, and overall program performance. The system's real-time reporting capabilities and regional and national benchmarks help programs supplement their Medicare documentation and fulfill key accreditation requirements.

Additionally, the LIFEwareSM System provides the following:

  • A reliable measure of your program’s effectiveness
  • Patient progress reports that can help justify additional visits
  • Marketing data for third-party payers and physicians
  • An objective way to evaluate and detect clinician performance or variation
  • Reports that therapists can use to help create short-term and long-term patient goals
  • Conversion of scores to CMS's severity modifiers and recommended ratings for meeting requirements related to G-codes and severity code modifiers
  • Custom form creation

Clinical Sensitivity

The comprehensive LIFEwareSM System covers a wide range of musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiopulmonary, and cognitive medical conditions, among others. Unlike other outcome products, the LIFEwareSM System allows subscribers to choose from a variety of impairment-specific tools or create their own custom assessment forms by choosing from more than a hundred measures. This flexibility improves the sensitivity of the tool, allowing it to detect even the slightest change in a patient’s condition.

Measures include:

  • Body movement and control
  • Physical limitations
  • Pain
  • Patient satisfaction
  • Cognitive
  • FIM® instrument
  • Joint-specific (shoulder, knee, hand, ankle)
  • Range of motion
  • Expression (general abilities)
  • Vestibular

IT Flexibility

The LIFEware® software is a robust Internet-based application. Users are not required to load or maintain special software on their PCs, and implementation requires little setup time. Easy-to-complete assessment forms are entered online, and online patient data entry is available. As soon as data is entered, the application provides users with nearly endless reporting options, including:

  • Detailed patient reports that help pinpoint specific treatment needs
  • Patient progress reports with comparative expectations for similar patients
  • Program management reports that allow you to break out patients by individual physicians and third-party payers, Workers’ Comp, etc.
  • Individual clinician outcomes with stratification by condition
  • Quarterly comparative reports with summary, detail, trend, and demographic information
  • Customized quarterly reports that can be stratified by age and employment status
  • Claims-based outcome assessment report that converts LIFEware® ratings to CMS impairment percentages and CMS modifiers
  • Corporate and multisite reporting
  • Exporting capabilities for dynamic and custom reporting needs

Reliability

The LIFEwareSM System was developed specifically for outpatient treatment settings and built on the results of careful clinical and statistical analysis. It is based on a two-year study of seven thousand rehabilitation assessments. To ensure the tool’s sensitivity, its developers used a statistical tool called Rasch analysis, which calibrates patient responses so that even slight improvements in a patient’s condition can be detected and reported.

The LIFEware® database currently includes over one million assessments. The LIFEwareSM System provide a very simple, easy way to consistently, validly, and reliably measure your treatment outcomes.

A LIFEwareSM System subscription includes:

  • The LIFEwareSM System Clinical Guide
  • The LIFEwareSM System Software Guide
  • The LIFEwareSM System Quarterly Report Guide
  • LIFEware® data collection forms
  • Access to the LIFEware® software, including data entry and reporting
  • Quarterly comparative reports
  • A two-hour phone consultation for initial technical training
  • Technical support
  • Report interpretation support

If you are interested in learning more about our subscription package, please contact our sales department at 716-817-7856 or [email protected].