- All new patients start with an evaluation to determine which of the two EBFR programs (Functional Restoration Program or Pain Coping Skills Group) is the most appropriate. One of EBFR’s five doctoral level pain psychologists conducts the initial screening evaluation; followed, as indicated, by PT evaluation and Pain Physician (PM&R) evaluation.
- After interview and thorough review of history, a treatment plan is proposed and discussed in detail with the patient. If the patient is in agreement with the recommended treatment plan, the EBFR Team will then provide a multidisciplinary report outlining the treatment plan and requesting authorization. The EBFR Team manages the authorization and UR process.
- The more intensive seven-week FRP emphasizes maximal recovery of function, return-to-work whenever possible, and taper/optimization of pain medications. The FRP is limited to individuals for whom the EBFR staff, the patient, and treating physician believe there is a realistic likelihood of substantial progress toward treatment goals after an intensive seven-week program and three-month Aftercare.