WorkCompWire analyzes MedRisk’s 2018 industry trends report to see the key trends impacting today’s workers’ comp costs and explores some of the reasons why managed physical medicine is still a critical component of a strong workers’ compensation program.
Onsite physical therapy programs reduce time away from work, eliminate travel time and expense, and increase patient compliance, which can keep musculoskeletal issues from evolving into complex and costly claims.
MedRisk celebrates 25 years of service to the workers’ compensation community this year. Its combination of clinical expertise, innovation and highly personal service set the stage for a number of industry “firsts.”
MedRisk’s 2018 Trend Report highlights ground-breaking research in physical medicine, legislative updates and where the workers’ comp industry may go.
MedRisk’s ISAB creates the first vestibular therapy guidelines for treating injured workers suffering from post-concussion symptoms.
Medrisk’s Jill Carnahan, PT, DPT Will Discuss Telemedicine at the New Jersey Self Insurers Association Annual Meeting
The session will cover advanced telehealth technologies and how employers can leverage them for different conditions along with regulatory considerations. Panelists will discuss the training and credentialing a telerehabilitation physical therapist should have and provide criteria for determining if a patient is a good candidate for telerehabilitation.
MedRisk’s Brian Peers, DPT will discuss telerehabilitation at the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission Educational Conference & Exhibition
As the acceptance of telemedicine continues to grow, workers’ compensation professionals are considering its many and varied uses, including for physical therapy.
Right now, injured workers in affected areas are probably not thinking about their physical therapy, but MedRisk is.
For the 12th consecutive year, MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation in the workers’ compensation industry, appears on Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5,000 list.
Shoulder pain is one the most common musculoskeletal problems in workers’ compensation, second only to low back pain.
MedRisk’s Jill Carnahan and James DeLattre will discuss a variety of telemedicine delivery models and their benefits at FERMA 2018 Summer Conference.
MedRisk has named Kenneth Martino, CPCU Executive Vice President of Business Development.
Research shows that patient-centered treatment improves outcomes in physical medicine. MedRisk examines these findings in its new white paper, “Patient-centered Strategies for Better Outcomes.”
A study revealed telerehabilitation is just as effective at improving physical function and reducing pain as standard practices.
Studies show that telerehab is just as effective as traditional in-clinic care, but how do you know if it’s right for your injured worker? Our latest video weighs in.
Philip McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, the Vice President of MedRisk’s Expert Clinical Benchmarks, has received the Paris Distinguished Service Award.
MedRisk has released its 2017 Industry Trends Report featuring the latest research on evidence-based physical therapy treatment and jurisdictional updates affecting musculoskeletal care in workers’ compensation.
MedRisk has published “Telerehabilitation & the Injured Worker: A Practical Guide,” a white paper that explores physical therapy in the age of telemedicine and its practical application for the workers’ compensation industry.
MedRisk will host a 90-minute webinar presented by Chris Main, PhD, an international expert in the biopsychosocial approach to pain management. The “Psychologically Informed Practice in the Occupational Health Environment” will start at 10 a.m. Eastern on October 27.
Mike Ryan has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer and President of MedRisk, the leading managed care company specializing in physical rehabilitation within workers’ compensation. Founder Shelley Boyce is maintaining an active role as Executive Chairman.
MedRisk’s Chief Clinical and Product Officer, Mary O’Donoghue, was recently featured in Business Insurance for her session on low back pain at the California Workers’ Compensation and Risk Conference.
MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation in the workers’ compensation industry, has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5,000 list.
Mary O’Donoghue, RN, Chief Clinical and Product Officer for MedRisk, will moderate a session on treating low back pain during the California Workers Compensation & Risk Conference.
MedRisk’s Mary O’Donoghue to Moderate Session on Rotator Cuff Tears and Repairs at WCI’s Workers’ Compensation Education Conference
Mary O’Donoghue, RN, and Chief Clinical and Product Officer for MedRisk, will moderate “When Good Shoulders Go Bad,” a medical session of the Workers’ Compensation Education Conference.
MedRisk is integrating telerehabilitation into its Platinum Grade Program for managed physical medicine services for injured workers.
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.
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).
Chris Neil, an experienced workers’ compensation professional, has joined MedRisk as Executive Vice President of Client Strategy and Solutions.
MedRisk has developed a series of continuing education courses designed for nurses, adjusters, and rehabilitation and disability specialists.
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 recently featured an interview from Work Loss Data Institute/ODG with Mary O’Donoghue, chief clinical officer for MedRisk.
MedRisk announces a new workers’ compensation cost containment service model, NexGen Advantage.
MedRisk will host its continuing education webinar “Surveillance and Investigation” on Thursday, December 1, at 11 a.m.
MedRisk will exhibit at the 25th Annual National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo from Nov. 30 – Dec. 2 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
MedRisk, LLC recently expanded its two main locations to accommodate its growth.
MedRisk, Inc. has received full URAC reaccreditation for Workers’ Compensation Utilization Management.
Richard A. Victor, PhD has joined the International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) of MedRisk, Inc.
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 CSO Ruth Estrich will discuss return-to-work and biopsychosocial barriers to recovery at the 2016 Risk Management Summit.
MedRisk will provide expert answers to questions about FCEs on Tuesday, August 23 from 3-5 p.m. at Booth 523 at WCI.
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 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 Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich will present at the Lockton Southeast Claims Consultant Conference on July 18.
MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich will discuss “Physical Medicine: From Transactional to Strategic” at the 2016 Spine 10×25 Summit.
In this recent CIO Review article, MedRisk’s CIO Victor Pytleski discusses the importance of securing personal health information (PHI).
MedRisk will host a free online continuing education webinar on June 2 to discuss advances in diagnostic testing and imaging
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 CSO will discuss overcoming psychosocial and physical barriers to recovery at RIMS.
MedRisk’s CSO Ruth Estrich was featured in a recent Risk & Insurance article about next generation health care.
MedRisk, Inc. will present the continuing education webinar “ICD-9 vs. ICD-10: Update, Differences,” on March 3.
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.”
MedRisk, Inc., the leader in managed physical medicine services for workers’ compensation, will present a continuing education webinar, “Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update,” on December 3.
Healthcare industry veteran Joseph McCullough joins MedRisk team as EVP, Customer Solutions.
Jamie Davis has been promoted to Executive Vice President of Sales Management for MedRisk.
MedRisk promotes Jennifer Tronc to Executive Vice President of Account Management.
MedRisk has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5000 list for the ninth consecutive year.
MedRisk’s September 3 webinar will provide adjusters and nurse case managers with an overview of the musculoskeletal system.
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).
Matthew Walsworth, M.D., P.T. brings physical therapy and electrodiagnostics expertise to MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board.
WorkersCompensation.com highlights MedRisk Restore as one method that is situated to improve workers’ compensation in an “innovative, creative and effective” way.
MedRisk’s new Patient Advocacy Program educates injured workers about diagnostic imaging and physical rehabilitation in workers’ compensation.
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.
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.
Lori Michener, MedRisk International Scientific Advisory Board Member, receives FAPTA designation.
In MedRisk’s one-hour webinar, attendees will learn how to help patients make informed decisions about radiation exposure.
MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation solutions for the workers’ compensation industry, has launched its new website, medrisknet.com.
MedRisk creates new Functional Capacity Evaluation program to provide claims professionals more effective decision-making tools, improve patient care.
David Deitz, MD, PhD, has joined physical rehabilitation leader MedRisk as medical advisor and member of its International Scientific Advisory Board.
Ruth Estrich, MedRisk’s chief strategy officer, was featured in Roberto Ceniceros’ article entitled “Taking the Psych Out of Psychosocial.”
MedRisk launches Restore, a solution designed to reduce delayed recovery cases.
MedRisk’s CSO to tackle topic of psychosocial barriers to recovery at National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo.
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.
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 has been named to Inc. magazine’s eighth annual Inc. 500|5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.
Lori Michener, MedRisk ISAB member, joins USC as Director, Clinical Outcomes and Research in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy.
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’s Chief Security Officer addresses universal healthcare’s indirect impact on the industry
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’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).
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.
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 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 has pioneered utilization management in workers’ compensation continues to revolutionize the healthcare market
MedRisk Inc. was recently named a Blue Chip winner of the 2014 Smart CEO Future 50 Awards.