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Advisory Board Member Dr. Paul Beattie Discusses the Benefits of Telehealth in the Military

MedRisk’s ISAB Member Paul Beattie shares how virtual visits and other telehealth capabilities are increasing access to care for patients – including deployed military personnel.

UPMC Centers for Rehab Services Reflects on 20+ Years as a MedRisk Provider

As MedRisk celebrates its 25th anniversary, one of its longest-held provider partnerships sustains its value in business growth and patient outcomes.

CMS Considers Coverage of Acupuncture for Treatment of Low Back Pain

Could a recently launched federal assessment bolster acceptance of acupuncture as a treatment for occupational low back pain?

Provider Spotlight: OSPTA Physical and Hand Therapy

Western Pa.-based MedRisk provider invests in expanding occupational therapy services and expertise. Learn more about OSPTA.

Q1 2019 Legislative Updates

Here is a summary of legislative and regulatory developments and challenges for the first quarter of 2019 and their practical implications.

Research Spotlight: Could Exercise-Based Interventions Be the Answer to Preventing Occupational Low Back Pain?

A review of 28 published articles has determined which employer interventions are most effective at preventing LBP on the job.

Workers’ Comp Costs: Why Physical Therapy is Bigger than You Think (Part 2 of 2)

In this two-part series, “Workers’ Comp Costs: Why Physical Therapy is Bigger than You Think,” we explore some of the reasons why, despite positive overall claim trends, the percentage of claims with physical therapy (PT) involvement is on the rise – and why a managed physical medicine program continues to be a necessary component of workers’ comp managed care.

Workers’ Comp Costs: Why Physical Therapy is Bigger than You Think (Part 1 of 2)

Occupational injury rates and workers’ comp claim frequency continue to decline. Is your total spend for musculoskeletal treatment following suit? In this two-part series, “Workers’ Comp Costs: Why Physical Therapy is Bigger than You Think,” we explore some of the reasons why, despite positive overall claim trends, the percentage of claims with physical therapy (PT) […]

Early Physical Therapy Linked to Lower Opioid Use in Landmark Study

The opioid crisis has been declared a national Public Health Emergency. Can physical therapy help curb opioid use among musculoskeletal patients? A December 2018 study published in JAMA Network Open caps off a growing body of research demonstrating early physical therapy’s association with reduced opioid use. The study, which looked at data from 88,985 privately […]

Q4 2018 Legislative Updates

Here is a summary of legislative and regulatory developments and challenges for the fourth quarter of 2018 and their practical implications: