Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs)
- For Workers' Compensation or Disability Determination
- Nationally Standardized Testing Protocol
- Assess Recovery Progress
- Determine Appropriate Job Placements
- Reduce Risk in the Workplace
A functional capacity evaluation (FCE) by definition is "a systematic method of measuring an individual's ability to perform meaningful tasks on a safe and dependable basis."
The purpose of the FCE is to collect information about the functional limitations of a person with medical impairments. It is a valuable tool to assess a patient's recovery, determine treatment goals and assist in returning an injured worker back to gainful employment. It provides objectivity to subjective reports and combines assessments to assess behavior as related to function.
The functional capacity evaluation consists of an intake screening session, a musculoskeletal screen, multiple validity test, non-material and material handling tolerances and endurance testing. When a job description is provided the final results of the FCE are compared to all required job demands.
After recovery or maximal recovery from an injury it is important to determine appropriate job placements for workers. CAM's FCE is a nationally recognized test, which objectively measures work related functional limitations to assist health professionals with making return to work decisions.
An FCE is only covered by workers' compensation as they are not part of the benefits package provided by private insurance carriers. If you are not a workers' compensation patient and need a FCE, please contact us for additional details and payment options.