Managed Physical Medicine & Diagnostic Imaging

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VP of MedRisk’s ECB Dr. Philip McClure Writes on Topic of Rotator Cuff Injuries for Risk & Insurance

“Conservative care” may be the best prescription for non-traumautic rotator cuff injury, says VP of MedRisk’s ECB Dr. Philip McClure.

MedRisk ISAB Member Jane Fedorczyk Elected President of the APTA’s Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity Physical Therapy

Jane Fedorczyk, PT, PhD, CHT, an ISAB member, has been elected president of the Academy of Hand and Upper Extremity Physical Therapy.

MedRisk Names William G. Gaines, Jr., MD Medical Director

William G. Gaines, Jr., MD, MPH has been named Medical Director for MedRisk and will oversee the quality of provider clinical performance.

MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board Member Lori Michener Elected Vice President of APTA’s Orthopaedic Section

Lori Michener, a member of MedRisk’s ISAB, has been elected vice president of the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

MedRisk Names Chris Neil Executive Vice President of Client Strategy and Solutions

Chris Neil, an experienced workers’ compensation professional, has joined MedRisk as Executive Vice President of Client Strategy and Solutions.

MedRisk Creates Continuing Education Curriculum

MedRisk has developed a series of continuing education courses designed for nurses, adjusters, and rehabilitation and disability specialists.

MedRisk’s ISAB revises its Evidence Based Treatment Guidelines for Physical Medicine

MedRisk’s ISAB updated its treatment guidelines for the physical rehabilitation of upper extremity, hand and wrist, and low back injuries.

Good News Work Comp Features MedRisk’s Mary O’Donoghue

Good News Work Comp recently featured an interview from Work Loss Data Institute/ODG with Mary O’Donoghue, chief clinical officer for MedRisk.

MedRisk Launches NexGen Advantage at NWCDC

MedRisk announces a new workers’ compensation cost containment service model, NexGen Advantage.

MedRisk Presents Continuing Education Course on Surveillance

MedRisk will host its continuing education webinar “Surveillance and Investigation” on Thursday, December 1, at 11 a.m.

MedRisk to Exhibit at Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo

MedRisk will exhibit at the 25th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo from Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

MedRisk in Growth Mode

MedRisk, LLC recently expanded its two main locations to accommodate its growth.

MedRisk Has Been Reaccredited for URAC Workers’ Compensation Utilization Management

MedRisk, Inc. has received full URAC reaccreditation for Workers’ Compensation Utilization Management.

MedRisk Welcomes Rick Victor to its International Scientific Advisory Board

Richard A. Victor, PhD has joined the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) of MedRisk, Inc.

MedRisk’s ISAB Board Member Chris Main Becomes Honorary Member of the North American Spine Society

Chris Main, PhD, a member of MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board, has been named an honorary member of the North American Spine Society.

MedRisk’s Ruth Estrich to Speak at the 2016 Risk Management Summit

MedRisk’s CSO Ruth Estrich will discuss return-to-work and biopsychosocial barriers to recovery at the 2016 Risk Management Summit.

MedRisk Hosts an Ask the Experts Session During WCI

MedRisk will provide expert answers to questions about FCEs on Tuesday, August 23 from 3-5 p.m. at Booth 523 at WCI.

MedRisk Makes the Inc. 5000 List for the 10th Consecutive Year

MedRisk has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Inc. 500|5,000 list, a list the ranks the nation’s fastest-growing private companies, for the 10th consecutive.

MedRisk to Exhibit at Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

MedRisk will exhibit at the 71st Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference from August 21-24 in Orlando, Florida.

MedRisk’s ISAB Board Member Chris Main Becomes Honorary Member of International Association for the Study of Pain

MedRisk’s ISAB Board Member Chris Main, PhD has been named an Honorary Member of the International Association for the Study of Pain.

MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich to Deliver Workers’ Compensation Perspective at Arcadia University Program

MedRisk’s CSO Ruth Estrich will speak with other national thought leaders at Arcadia University about the future of healthcare in a special forum.

MedRisk’s Ruth Estrich to Speak at the Lockton Southeast Series Claims Consultant Conference

MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich will present at the Lockton Southeast Claims Consultant Conference on July 18.

MedRisk’s Ruth Estrich to Address the Spine 10×25 Summit

MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich will discuss “Physical Medicine: From Transactional to Strategic” at the 2016 Spine 10×25 Summit.

Victor Pytleski Featured in CIO Review Article

In this recent CIO Review article, MedRisk’s CIO Victor Pytleski discusses the importance of securing personal health information (PHI).

MedRisk Presents CE Webinar on Advances in Diagnostic Testing and Imaging

MedRisk will host a free online continuing education webinar on June 2 to discuss advances in diagnostic testing and imaging

MedRisk COO Featured in Workers’ Compensation Magazine

In this recent Workers’ Compensation (WC) Magazine article, MedRisk’s COO discusses when it’s time to consider a functional capacity evaluation (FCE).

Paul Beattie, MedRisk Scientific Advisory Board Member and EXSC Clinical Professor, Featured for His Work with Army and Airforce Students

At just 19 years old, while stationed in South Vietnam with the U.S. Army, Paul Beattie (now International Scientific Advisory Board Member and EXSC Clinical Professor) decided he wanted to make a difference by going into physical therapy.

MedRisk’s Ruth Estrich Will Speak at RIMS

MedRisk’s CSO will discuss overcoming psychosocial and physical barriers to recovery at RIMS.

MedRisk CSO Discusses Next Generation Health Care

MedRisk’s CSO Ruth Estrich was featured in a recent Risk & Insurance article about next generation health care.

MedRisk Presents CE Webinar on Transitioning to ICD-10

MedRisk, Inc. will present the continuing education webinar “ICD-9 vs. ICD-10: Update, Differences,” on March 3.

Ruth Estrich to Deliver Keynote Address at 2016 IASA Bootcamp+

MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich will deliver the keynote address to the 2016 Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA) Bootcamp+ on March 17.

MedRisk ISAB Member Chris Main Is Senior Editor on New Edition of Fordyce’s Behavioral Methods for Chronic Pain and Illness

MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board Member Chris J. Main, PhD is the lead editor and a commentator for the updated, “Fordyce’s Behavioral Methods for Chronic Pain and Illness: Republished with Invited Commentaries.”

Workers’ Compensation Case Law Is the Topic of MedRisk’s Latest CE Webinar

MedRisk, Inc., the leader in managed physical medicine and diagnostic imaging services for workers’ compensation, will present a continuing education webinar, “Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update,” on December 3.

Joseph McCullough Joins MedRisk as Executive Vice President of Customer Solutions

Healthcare industry veteran Joseph McCullough joins MedRisk team as EVP, Customer Solutions.

Jamie Davis Promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales Management for MedRisk

Jamie Davis has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales Management for MedRisk.

MedRisk Promotes Jennifer Tronc to Executive Vice President, Account Management

MedRisk promotes Jennifer Tronc to Executive Vice President of Account Management.

MedRisk Makes the Inc. 5000 List for the Ninth Consecutive Year

MedRisk has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000 list for the ninth consecutive year.

MedRisk CE Webinar Introduces Attendees to Musculoskeletal Injuries/Fractures

MedRisk’s September 3 webinar will provide adjusters and nurse case managers with an overview of the musculoskeletal system.

MedRisk COO Offers Insight to Overcoming “Next Big Hurdle in Diagnostic Imaging”

Diagnostic imaging is a complex piece of the workers’ compensation puzzle. Here, MedRisk COO Michelle Buckman challenges readers to think critically about the operational issues and diagnostic errors that can occur with both appropriate and inappropriate imaging orders.

MedRisk’s CSO Tackles Back Pain in Recent WorkCompWire Story

Back pain is the most prevalent occupational injury in the U.S. But spine surgery may not be the best option in all cases.

MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich to Moderate Session at WCI’s Work Comp Education Conference

Ruth Estrich, MedRisk’s chief strategy officer, set to moderate “Next Generation Networks: Psychosocial Approaches to Disability Management” at 70th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC).

MedRisk Welcomes Matthew Walsworth, M.D., P.T. to Its International Scientific Advisory Board

Matthew Walsworth, M.D., P.T. brings physical therapy, diagnostic imaging and electrodiagnostics expertise to MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board.

MedRisk Restore Highlighted on Workers’ Comp Site

WorkersCompensation.com highlights MedRisk Restore as one method that is situated to improve workers’ compensation in an “innovative, creative and effective” way.

MedRisk Launches Patient Advocacy Program

MedRisk’s new Patient Advocacy Program educates injured workers about diagnostic imaging and physical rehabilitation in workers’ compensation.

MedRisk’s PGAP Gets WorkCompCentral Mention

A recent WorkCompCentral article about managing chronic pain included information about MedRisk’s use of PGAP – Progressive Goal Attainment Program – and how the program assists injured workers to move onto the road of recovery.

Clinical Expertise Guided Development of Medrisk’s New FCE Program

MedRisk has created a new Functional Capacity Evaluation program to give claims professionals a more efficient and effective way to make informed return-to-work and disability management decisions.

MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board Member Lori Michener Receives FAPTA Designation

Lori Michener, MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board Member, receives FAPTA designation.

MedRisk Presents CE Webinar on Avoiding Dangers of Over-Radiation in Workers’ Compensation

In MedRisk’s one-hour webinar, attendees will learn how to help patients make informed decisions about radiation exposure.

MedRisk Launches New Website

MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation and diagnostic imaging solutions for the workers’ compensation industry, has launched its new website, medrisknet.com.

New FCE Program Launched

MedRisk creates new Functional Capacity Evaluation program to provide claims professionals more effective decision-making tools, improve patient care.

Dr. David Deitz Joins MedRisk

David Deitz, MD, PhD, has joined physical rehabilitation leader MedRisk as medical advisor and member of its International Scientific Advisory Board.

Medrisk CSO Featured in Work Comp Forum

Ruth Estrich, MedRisk’s chief strategy officer, was featured in Roberto Ceniceros’ article entitled “Taking the Psych Out of Psychosocial.”

Restore Program Launched to Reduce LTD Cases

MedRisk launches Restore, a solution designed to reduce delayed recovery cases.

MedRisk CSO to Address Psychosocial Barriers to Recovery

MedRisk’s CSO to tackle topic of psychosocial barriers to recovery at National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo.

CEO Addresses Importance of Workplace Culture

Shelley Boyce, MedRisk founder and CEO, explores the values of workplace culture in “Clinical Connections: Going Off Topic to the Heart of the Matter.” The commentary was published Sept. 22 as part of WorkCompWire’s Leader Speak series.

MedRisk CEO Bylines WorkCompWire Piece on Evolution of Specialty Managed Care

In this WorkCompWire byline, MedRisk CEO expresses her concern that specialty care consolidation is having a significant impact on the value of clinical oversight and intervention.

MedRisk Named to Inc. 5000 for Eighth Year in a Row

MedRisk has been named to Inc. magazine’s eighth annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

MedRisk ISAB Member Joins USC

Lori Michener, MedRisk ISAB member, joins USC as Director, Clinical Outcomes and Research in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.

MedRisk VP Named Dept. Chair

Phil McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, vice president of MedRisk’s research and academic subsidiary, Expert Clinical Benchmarks (ECB), has been named chair of the physical therapy department at Acadia University, Glenside, Pa.

MedRisk CSO Explores ACA’s Affect on Work Comp in Claims Management

MedRisk’s Chief Security Officer addresses universal healthcare’s indirect impact on the industry

Medrisk Chief Clinical Expert Receives NIH Grant

Physical medicine expert Phil McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, has been awarded a grant from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS).

MedRisk CSO to Moderate Session at WCEC

MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich will moderate “Next Generation Networks: Psychosocial Approaches to Disability Management” at the 69th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC).

Bruce Kindy Joins Medrisk

Accomplished sales veteran Bruce Kindy has joined MedRisk as vice president of sales. In this role, Kindy will support the company’s growth by identifying new business opportunities and helping MedRisk meet its overall sales strategies.

ACOEM Names Kathryn Mueller President

Kathryn L. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM, a member of MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB), has been named president of the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), the nation’s largest association representing occupational and environmental physicians.

MedRisk CEO Offers Success Secrets

MedRisk founder and CEO Shelley Boyce recently joined other alumni of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania to share lessons learned in founding one of the nation’s leading medical management companies.

MedRisk Celebrates 20 Years

Medrisk has pioneered utilization management in workers’ compensation continues to revolutionize the healthcare market

MedRisk Earns Blue Chip Designation

MedRisk Inc. was recently named a Blue Chip winner of the 2014 Smart CEO Future 50 Awards.

MedRisk Aquires Medical Diagnostic Associates Management, Inc.

MedRisk, Inc., the nation’s leading provider of physical medicine management to the workers’ compensation industry, has acquired Medical Diagnostic Associates Management, Inc. (MDIA) based in Calabasas, Calif., and its access to a national diagnostic imaging network.