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What to Expect in a Functional Capacity Evaluation

What to Expect in a Functional Capacity Evaluation

Functional Capacity Evaluations (FCEs), otherwise known as Functional Abilities Evaluations (FAEs), are conducted by various healthcare providers. They provide objective information about an individual’s ability to perform work tasks and activities of daily living. Insurance companies frequently use FCEs in the evaluation of long-term disability claims. An FCE may include a wide range of activities to test the limits of the claimant’s physical abilities in relation to their occupation. Activities such as lifting, pushing and pulling, repetitive tasks for the...
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Independent Medical Examinations, Functional Capacity Assessments, Home Visits & Surveillance

Independent Medical Examinations, Functional Capacity Assessments, Home Vis...

By Kirk Sloane B.A.(Hon), LL.B. Lawyer, Share Lawyers There are several investigative tools used by insurers when assessing disability claims, including IMEs (Independent Medical Examinations), FCEs (Functional Capacity Evaluations), referrals to medical consultants, home visits and surveillance. The insurer has a contractual right to compel a claimant to undergo an IME, and in most circumstances, a claimant has the obligation to attend an examination. An FCE may, however, be an entirely different matter. In contrast to an IME, an FCE is not generally contractually...