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Joint partnership between MedRisk and Raintree Systems to reduce administrative burden and expedite payment for physical therapy

A survey of American Physical Therapy Association members reports that the time physical therapists spend on administrative tasks delays medically necessary services, ultimately impacting patient’s clinical outcomes. 

MedRisk welcomes Steven George, PT, PhD, FAPTA to its International Scientific Advisory Board

Steven Z. George, PT, PhD, FAPTA, Director of Musculoskeletal Research for the Duke Clinical Research Institute and Vice Chair of Research, Orthopaedic Surgery, at Duke University School of Medicine, has joined MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB).

MedRisk Makes the Inc. 5000 List for 13 Years in a Row

MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation in the workers’ compensation industry, has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500/5,000 list for an outstanding 13th consecutive year.

MedRisk Promotes Kenneth Martino to President

Martino will lead enterprise-wide operations for the customer and patient experience, quality assurance, provider relations, and billing and revenue optimization. 

MedRisk’s Mary O’Donoghue to Moderate a Panel on Patient-Centric Care in Workers’ Compensation at WCI 2019

Patient-centered care has been a major talking point in discussions of quality healthcare for some time, but what does it really mean and how does it apply to workers’ compensation?

MedRisk Gives Back to the Community with Volunteer Program

MedRisk gives back to the community by offering employees a full paid workday to travel offsite and volunteer within the local community.

Executive Chairman and MedRisk Founder, Shelley Boyce, Named Children’s Scholarship Fund’s Citizen of the Year

This past Tuesday, Executive Chairman and MedRisk Founder, Shelley Boyce, attended the Children’s Scholarship Fund’s student award ceremony at the Liacouras Center in North Philadelphia.

MedRisk’s Chief Clinical and Product Officer, Mary O’Donoghue, Featured in The Standard-New England’s Insurance Newsmagazine

MedRisk’s Chief Clinical and Product Officer, Mary O’Donoghue, Featured in The Standard-New England’s Insurance Newsmagazine

MedRisk’s Jill Carnahan, PT, DPT to discuss telerehabilitation at PERMA

Jill Carnahan, PT, DPT, a licensed, physical therapist on MedRisk’s staff, will discuss how various telehealth technologies are being used to deliver physical therapy and the benefits of telerehabilitation at the PERMA 2019 Annual Conference, May 23 and 24.

MedRisk sponsors 2019 Kids’ Chance of America National Conference

MedRisk is sponsoring the 2019 Kids’ Chance of America National Conference, May 2-4, 2019.

MedRisk’s 2018 Industry Trends Report Featured in WorkCompWire

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.

MedRisk Introduces TeleRehab to Onsite Physical Therapy 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.

A Silver Anniversary for MedRisk

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 Industry Trends Report Points to Conservative Care

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 Guidelines for Treating Concussion Symptoms

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.

MedRisk Offers TeleRehabilitation to Injured Workers in the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Right now, injured workers in affected areas are probably not thinking about their physical therapy, but MedRisk is.

MedRisk Makes the Inc. 5000 List for 12th Year

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.

MedRisk’s Mary O’Donoghue Will Moderate “When Good Shoulders Go Bad” Session at CWC Risk

Shoulder pain is one the most common musculoskeletal problems in workers’ compensation, second only to low back pain.

MedRisk’s Jill Carnahan, PT, DPT and James DeLattre Will Discuss Telemedicine at FERMA

MedRisk’s Jill Carnahan and James DeLattre will discuss a variety of telemedicine delivery models and their benefits at FERMA 2018 Summer Conference.

Kenneth Martino joins MedRisk as Executive Vice President of Business Development

MedRisk has named Kenneth Martino, CPCU Executive Vice President of Business Development. 

MedRisk Publishes White Paper “Patient-centered Strategies for Better Outcomes”

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.”

Research Shows That Telerehab is Comparable and Additive

A study revealed telerehabilitation is just as effective at improving physical function and reducing pain as standard practices.

MedRisk Launches Telerehab Patient Experience Video

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.

MedRisk’s Phil McClure Receives APTA’s Paris Distinguished Service Award

Philip McClure, PT, PhD, FAPTA, the Vice President of MedRisk’s Expert Clinical Benchmarks, has received the Paris Distinguished Service Award.

MedRisk Releases Industry Trends Report

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 Publishes White Paper on Telerehabilitation 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 Webinar Features World Renown Pain Management Expert Chris Main, PhD

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.

MedRisk Promotes Mike Ryan to CEO

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 Featured in Business Insurance

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 Makes the Inc. 5000 List for 11 years in a Row

MedRisk, the leader in physical rehabilitation in the workers’ compensation industry, has been named to Inc. magazine’s Inc. 500|5,000 list.

MedRisk’s Mary O’Donoghue Will Moderate Session on Low Back Pain at CWC Risk Conference

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 Adds Telerehabilitation to Its Managed Physical Medicine Offering for Workers’ Compensation

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.

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 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’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 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 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.