Introduction to ERMI Devices for Payors

ERMI contacts payors to verify patient coverage and gathers medical orders and prescriptions and available notes to demonstrate medical necessity and to establish a progression during care. Because, we treat outliers whose complications increase as time passes, there is often a greater clinical need to provide quicker patient service. The risk of not being responsive enough, results in higher risk and a higher probability of added treatment failures and more costly treatment, or additional hospitalization and surgery.

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PHYSICIANS ORDER (AND THERAPISTS RECOMMEND) AN ERMI DEVICE

  • A patient has failed to make expected progress
  • Other rehabilitation services or products have proven insufficient
  • They are responding to impending treatment failure: a joint has not returned to its normal range of motion despite seemingly adequate rehabilitative therapy
  • They are familiar with the consequences of persistent severe reduction in joint motion: chronic pain and impairment of the ability to perform usual activities at home or essential functions at work
  • They want to avoid repeated cycles of corrective surgery and rehabilitation—with an ever-worsening prognosis for full recovery of motion

ERMI DEVICES HELP AVOID DOWNSTREAM COSTS FOR ADDITIONAL TREATMENTS IN THESE WAYS:

  • They deliver powerful and effective stretching force in a slow, safe, and controlled manner for an hour at a time
  • They improve patient compliance by making the individual feel in control of the stretch and allowing them to see progress being made
  • Patients with severe arthrofibrosis may be able to avoid corrective surgery, such as manipulation under anesthesia or lysis of adhesions
  • After surgery, ERMI devices can prevent recurrence of motion loss

ERMI devices will not help as much, if and when, a critical period or window for treatment, (when the scar tissue is more adaptable) is missed because:

  • The problem is not recognized early enough by therapists, physicians, or case managers
  • Insurance authorization and predetermination is delayed for weeks or months
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