Dr. Hendler, former assistant professor of neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine as well as past president of the American Academy of Pain Management. He delivers a CLE on how a proper diagnosis will help insurance companies detect fraud in personal injury cases.
He explains the main causes of pain and what questions to ask to correctly diagnose pain. He describes various methods of fraud detection, many of which are not admitted as evidence by the court. He reports on the Pain Validity Test, developed by a team of physicians from Johns Hopkins Hospital, an Internet-based test, which takes 10 minutes to administer, and sends results to the claims agent within 5 minutes of completion. The Pain Validity Test has always been admitted as evidence in 30 cases in 9 states and can detect fraud with 85%-100% accuracy.