Post-Collision Anxiety Screening Program
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.
Easy & Secure
Adds a new revenue stream to your personal injury patient protocol.
The self-reported online questionnaire takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and can be accessed from any browser-based device.
Screen Patients Who Exhibit
Physicians who treat patients following a MVC undoubtedly have encountered numerous patients who complain of psychological trauma due to the MVC. When this occurs, consider using the Insight Post-Collision Anxiety Screen to document the symptoms.
Given the high prevalence of MVC-related PTSD, the published, medical literature suggests that it’s prudent to screen survivors of MVC’s for symptoms consistent with Acute Stress Disorder (ASD) and PTSD. Furthermore, when doing so, it’s important to utilize objective and evidence-based interventions.
It would be impractical, time-consuming and expensive to send every patient for a full psychological examination. However, by implementing this easy-to-administer screening tool direct from your clinic, you will be afforded an objective way to identify patients who have developed psychological issues precipitated by the traumatic event itself.
Adding the PCAS to your practice will not only allow you to identify patients who need further care, but it will also furnish your clinic with a new revenue stream to add to your personal injury protocol.
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.