MedRisk Sponsors 2023 Kids’ Chance of America National Conference

MedRisk is sponsoring the 2023 Kids’ Chance of America National Conference, May 4-6, 2023.

At the 2023 Kids’ Chance of America National Conference, representatives of state Kids’ Chance organizations will learn best practices and strategies for raising scholarship funds, increasing student engagement, managing a non-profit, marketing, and establishing corporate partnerships. Attendees will also meet scholarship recipients and hear their stories.

The 2023 Kids’ Chance of America National Conference will be held at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana on May 4-6. More information is available here.

About Kids’ Chance of America

Kids’ Chance of America is a 501(c)(3) organization that provides a forum for state Kids’ Chance organizations to discuss best practices, share resources, and collaborate on projects at a national level. There are 43 state organizations, and collectively, Kids’ Chance organizations have awarded more than 6,500 scholarships across the country, totaling over $20 million. For more information, please see

About MedRisk

Based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, MedRisk is the largest managed care organization dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. One of the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing companies, MedRisk counts over 162,000 providers in its network and serves over one-half million injured workers every year. The company holds direct contracts with more than 90 percent of the nation’s top workers’ compensation insurers and third-party administrators. MedRisk, which has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination, ensures high quality care and delivers outstanding customer service. To that end, all customer service professionals, healthcare advocates and physical therapists are based in the U.S. For more information, visit or call 800-225-9675.

MedRisk Remains Operational

As Hurricane Ian makes landfall and continues into the state of Florida and other states over the next few days, MedRisk continues to prioritize the safety and well-being of patients, customers, providers and team members affected. While we monitor the path of the storm, be assured that MedRisk maintains operations without service disruptions and will continue monitoring provider and patient scheduling, rescheduling and accessibility to physical therapy services.

Needless to say, MedRisk remains committed to our customers and patients to ensure delivery of care as appropriate.

Please contact your MedRisk representative with any questions or concerns.

MedRisk Welcomes Senior VP of Technology, John Jakovcic

MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation in workers’ compensation, has appointed John Jakovcic Senior Vice President of Technology. 

Responsible for project management and client solutions and working alongside the technology leadership on strategic technology solutions, he will focus on cybersecurity, business continuity, and automation strategies. Jakovcic, who has managed large technology staffs, will collaborate with the infrastructure and development teams to expand MedRisk’s technology strategy while continuing to support leadership development and growth through the organization.

“We are excited to have John bring his range of skills and industry knowledge to help further MedRisk’s growth,” said President Danielle Lisenbey. “His contributions and our continued investment in modern technology and innovation will help MedRisk maintain the highest clinical and customer service standards in the workers’ comp industry.”

Jakovcic has 25 years of information technology experience with disability and group health insurance companies and worker’s compensation third-party administrators. Most recently, he was Vice President of Information Technology, Premier Life, Absence and Disability Solutions for Aflac.

During his prior nine-year tenure at Broadspire, he served as Senior Vice President of Global Strategy and Global Management, and Senior Vice President of Information Technology, where he developed an overall technology strategy to collapse multiple claims systems, enhance the managed care process and automate key processes to drive overall operational efficiencies. Earlier in his career, he worked for Broadspire Services in application software development and for Aetna as an implementation manager.

Jakovcic holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

About MedRisk

Based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, MedRisk is the largest managed care organization dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. Clinically driven since its inception, the company has an International Scientific Advisory Board that developed and maintains physical medicine-specific, evidence-based guidelines for workers’ compensation. MedRisk, which has successfully completed SSAE 18 SOC Type 1 and 2 examinations, ensures high quality care and delivers outstanding customer service. For more information, visit or call 800-225-9675.

Media Contacts:
Helen King Patterson, APR, King Knight Communications, 813-690-4787,

Statistic Spotlight: Groundbreaking Guideline Requires Nonsurgical Treatment of LBP

King of Prussia, PA (May 03, 2018)

A new assessment of lower back pain surgery is declared “often ineffective” by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.

A recent study has persuaded the Ohio agency that oversees the workers’ compensation program to reject spinal fusion surgery and opioid prescriptions as an early response to back pain. The change came about after research showed that spinal fusion surgery is “often ineffective,” and can lead to complications. In return, the complications may then result in increased opioid use.

The state now requires workers with occupation-related back injuries to participate in a minimum of 60 days nonsurgical care – including physical therapy – while avoiding opioids. 

Ohio is not the first state to diminish payments for surgery, however, they are the first to include a warning on the use of opioids. The 60-day approach is more aggressive than other states but is defended by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. This policy went into effect on January 1, 2018

News Now Staff. “Ohio Workers’ Comp Program Requires Nonsurgical, Nonopioid Treatment of LBP as a First Step.” APTA, 12 Jan. 2018,