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 is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers.
An expert in disability management, Dr. Mueller has worked extensively with the ACOEM Practice Guidelines and previously served two terms on the organization’s board of directors. She is also a member of the Rocky Mountain Academy of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (RMAOEM) and has served that organization as President, Vice President, and as a member of its Board of Directors.
A member of ISAB since 2010, Dr. Mueller is part of an elite panel of world-renown physical medicine specialists who meet annually to review the latest research and update MedRisk’s proprietary treatment guidelines for the company’s research and academic subsidiary, Expert Clinical Benchmarks, which oversees all clinical aspects of MedRisk’s programs.
Dr. Mueller is Medical Director for the Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation, Denver. She also serves as a Professor in the Department of Physiatry and the School of Public Health at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She is certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in occupational medicine and by the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners.
The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM) represents nearly 4,500 physicians specializing in occupational and environmental medicine. Founded in 1916, ACOEM is the nation’s largest medical society dedicated to promoting the health of workers through preventive medicine, clinical care, disability management, research, and education. For more information, visit www.acoem.org.
MedRisk Inc. is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk has been ranked as one of the fastest-growing companies on several lists, including Modern Healthcare’s Fast 40, the Inc. 500|5,000, Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 50,” and Philadelphia SmartCEO magazine’s Future 50. MedRisk is fully accredited under URAC and has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination. MedRisk’s programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, state funds, general managed care companies, case management companies, claims adjusters and physical medicine providers. To make a referral or obtain more information, visit www.medrisknet.com or call 800-225-9675.