SOMA is one of Canada’s leading providers of independent medical assessments for a reason: your goal is our goal. At SOMA we provide services to the legal community as well as insurers and employers. In the medical-legal sector whether its liability, medical malpractice, plaintiff or defense counsel, we provide unbiased medical reports across the entire spectrum. In the employment and insurance sector we assist in facilitating healthy employees and satisfied plan members through timely diagnosis, pro-active objective treatment recommendations, and most importantly, evidentiary opinion on return to work.
To manage risk effectively, you need to understand the examinee’s medical diagnosis, prognosis, work capacity, and future care costs. At SOMA, our experts can give you the information and evidence you need to establish your case confidentialy. Our experts are experienced in arbitration and trial, and prepare all reports and documentation to meet the standards necessary for court acceptance.
An Independent Medical Evaluation (IME) is an objective, physical exam conducted by a physician or allied professional.
A Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) assesses an examinee’s capabilities, limitations, motivatonal status, and reliability of effort based on accepted testing protocols, and is performed by an allied professional.
Job Demands Analysis (JDA) examines the physical and/or cognitive demands of the tasks or duties required in a specific job and is typically performed by a kinesiologist.
Medical File Review determines the reasonableness and appropriateness of the medical care rendered; medical necessity of care, and causal relationships.
Cost of Future Care Assessment or Life Care Plan is a comprehensive report that details current and future needs and financial requirements for individuals with a catastrophic injury or chronic health care needs.
We are a full handle IME service provider. Our assessors provide services from our centralized facilities. At SOMA, we pride ourselves in facilitating the entire process: we control all the incoming and outgoing reports, client communication, follow-up teleconferencing as well as supplying interpreters and transportation as needed. With one call you can be assured that you will receive a quality, defensible medical report, and we will handle all the logistics.
Always connects you with informed people who will guide you along the process.
Our mission is to provide quality, objective, cost effective solutions to challenges in the physical and psychological assessment process that are delivered in a timely fashion using a customized approach in an environment that values people.
Our customer-first approach consistently provides defensible reports of superior quality by employing and retaining the most skilled and experienced staff possible, utilizing highly qualified, experienced assessors, and developing long-lasting partnerships with our customers.
We are contributors to the examinee experience, the client experience, and the overall experience regarding the outcomes. Whether medical-legal, insurance or employment related, we value contributing to the outcome that resolves the matter best for everyone.
CARF Internationalis an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of care provided by medical serviceproviders. Consumers, their families and the public look for CARF accreditation as assurance that providers strive to offer the highest quality possible. Funders, insurers, referral agencies and government regulators recognize that CARF-accredited providers are accountable. We are pursuing CARF accreditation as part of our commitment to continuous improvement.
SOMA believes in continuously improving with a focus on best in class quality. We attribute our continued success and our commitment to premium service to the principles of accountability, tracking, and process management which are all defined, documented and managed through quality assurance program.