One of RCPA’s members has asked for member feedback, via a survey on chronic pain patients that are being seen for Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), to evaluate their eligibility to receive disability payments.
There are examples of where patients may not be physically able to return to their previous job, but would be able to perform other areas of work (more sedentary, less repetition, or other adaptations). However, many times these individuals continue to pursue disability because they do not know of, or have access to, other options.
We are curious if other members are providing FCEs for individuals applying for disability and if there are any return-to-work programs for individuals with chronic pain. Please complete this survey by Thursday, October 15, 2015, to have your responses included. Thank you for your participation.