PROACTIVELY SCREENING PATIENTS FOR PTSD, DIRECTLY FROM YOUR CLINIC
Through early intervention and specialized treatment, patients can receive the mental health care they may need.
Increase the likelihood of fair compensation by linking the acquired symptoms to the traumatic event itself.
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Adds a new revenue stream to your personal injury patient protocol.
ABOUT THE SCREEN
The Post-Collision Anxiety Screen is a convenient, secure, and reliable method to identify individuals more likely to develop psychological conditions following a motor vehicle collision. By extrapolating symtoms or associated with acute-stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, this protocol will lead to better outcomes through early identification and rapid therapeutic treatment.
Following a traumatic event, most people are not able to drive, travel as a passenger or function like they did prior to the incident. This debilitating anxiety can be highly disruptive to individuals' lives and their wellbeing. This can also result in extreme avoidance behavior, which can have negative influences on relationships, occupation and social engagement.
It is important to identify individuals who are more likely to experience heightened and persistent driver anxiety so it can be treated early.
The self-reported online questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and
can be accessed from any browser-based device.
Assesses DSM-5 symptoms for ASD and PTSD.
Battery of evidence-based screens are used to identify symptoms related to post-collision anxiety, stress and phobia.
Measures anxiety related to driving, being a passenger or other road-user activities.
A PDF report is produced detailing baseline symptoms which can be used to compare subsequent screens throughout the client’s recovery.
Available in 4 languages (English / Spanish / Chinese Simplified & Traditional).
The PCAS is reimbursable using
already-established CPT billing codes.
UNDERSTANDING THE PROBLEM:
MOTOR VEHICLE CRASHES
Debilitating psychological and emotional injuries often result from a motor vehicle crash. While evidence shows that most driver anxiety dissipates within a reasonable period of time following the incident, for some, anxiety may persist or increase, resulting in PTSD.
Individuals who experience heightened levels of anxiety or fear of driving often avoid driving or riding as a passenger specifically because driving or riding in a vehicle trigger abnormally high levels of anxiety and fear.
Symptoms can be both physical (trembling, sweating, accelerated pulse, dizziness) and psychological (anxiety, panic attacks). Anxiety that persists over a longer period of time may be classified as PTSD.
25% - 33% of people involved in a crash that resulted in a referral to a hospital experience fear of driving.
The most common cause of driver anxiety is traffic crashes. Being in a bad road accident (or even just witnessing one) can be the trigger for anxiety.
Some patients find that their driving related fear or anxiety comes on gradually, or comes and goes over a long period, and no particular trigger is involved.