Excel ADR is a proven company that manages ADR programs. Our principals have been administering ADR programs for over 9 years. We have extensive experience in all facets of ADR. We have worked with Build LACCD OCIPs which handles the construction work performed at Los Angeles Community Colleges. Previously we worked for a vendor who provided services to the largest municipality in the State of California for their ADR program. Our experience extends to all aspects of a successful ADR program including Ombudspersons, mediations, arbitrations, and QME/AME’s.
Advantages of the ADR Program
- Prevents unnecessary misunderstandings, disputes and litigation
- Reduces delays encountered in the state system
- Improves communication between parties to help resolve issues
- Increases satisfaction among injured workers
- Reduces reserves along with Indemnity and medical costs
- Streamlines the Qualified Medical Examiner (QME) /medical-legal process
- Decreases and often completely eliminate litigation expenses
- Reduces lost time and expedites a return to work
What is an ADR Program and how will it affect my employees?
The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program is designed to help injured employees get through the workers’ compensation process in a more efficient manner. It provides the employees with a resource to have claim questions answered by a neutral party (ombudsperson), to access an advice nurse for medical inquiries and an independent means to help obtain the proper care to return to work sooner. Under an ADR program, the worker receives the same benefits that you would otherwise receive in the State workers’ compensation system, including medical treatment, temporary disability benefits, permanent disability benefits, and supplemental job displacement benefits. The only difference is that disputes are resolved utilizing the steps described in the ADR program, instead of litigating them with the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board (WCAB). The ADR program aims to handle questions and concerns promptly and resolve disputes quickly through the assistance of a neutral third party.
Who is Excel ADR?
Excel ADR is a professional company that provides ADR program development, ongoing program management, mediator and or arbitrator selections, QME letter production, and I.T. services as it applies to ADR case management systems. Our principals are experienced, knowledgeable, professional, and dedicated to providing exceptional service to the injured worker, organized labor, and the self-insured entities. We are experienced in a variety of ADR programs and know how to proficiently and fairly manage all of the elements to the benefit of each party.