You’re Probably Wondering…
ARE SPINAL KINETICS REPORTS COURT ADMISSIBLE?
Absolutely, the CRMA® test is advanced X-Ray analysis. X-ray has always been admissible in court.
WHAT X-RAY VIEWS ARE NEEDED FOR A CRMA®?
Cervical study: Lateral flexion, lateral extension, APOM left tilt, APOM right tilt (optional but recommended: lateral neutral, APOM neutral, APOM left tilt, APOM right tilt )
Lumbar study: Lateral flexion, lateral extension (optional but recommended: lateral neutral)
Does the CRMA® replace the need for an MRI? No, CMRA® will not determine the severity and location of any disc herniations which can only be reached with an MRI.
HOW IS A CRMA® BILLED?
Spinal Kinetics bills:
Attorney Liens (in which case Spinal Kinetics will deal directly with the attorney)
Auto Insurance: PIP/Medpay and Liability Carriers
Workers Compensation Insurance (only when the doctor has the study pre-authorized by the work comp carrier)
Cash with same-day service payment discount
Please provide all of the insurance and attorney options to bill so that the patient is able to take advantage of the benefits available to them to pay for their medical services.
SHOULD SPINAL LIGAMENT INJURY EXCESSIVE MOTION TESTING BE DONE INDEPENDENTLY? Absolutely. Here's why: when the testing is administered independently you remove any potential insurance allegations that there was provider bias or that it was incorrectly performed for personal gain.
SHOULD THE TECHNOLOGY USED TO ASSIST WITH EXCESSIVE MOTION TESTING BE FDA-CLEARED? Yes, most certainly. FDA-clearance means that a company has gone through a significant amount of testing for safety and effectiveness.