HNS Policy  

The use of valid and reliable outcome assessment tools in the management of neuromusculoskeletal disorders is generally considered a best practice.




In order to make a valid and reliable determination of meaningful progress toward treatment goals, and whether maximum medical improvement (MMI) has been reached, it is essential that the patient health care record include relevant standardized outcome assessments (OA).


HNS requires the use of standardized outcome assessment tools as part of the initial examination to establish and at each re-examination to evaluate and monitor progress toward treatment objectives.


HNS recommends the use of generally accepted outcome assessment tools, such as Oswestry, Roland Morris, etc. Several outcome assessment forms, as well as other clinical resources, are available under the HNS Forms section of this website.


Completed outcome assessment forms/tools must be maintained in the patient’s health care record.