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MedRisk Creates Continuing Education Curriculum

The first course “Faster Return to Work with Work Hardening and FCEs,” will be webcast on March 2 at 11 a.m. EST

As part of its ongoing commitment to ensuring quality care for injured workers, MedRisk has developed a series of continuing education courses. Designed for nurses, adjusters, and rehabilitation and disability specialists, they cover a variety of treatment and claims management topics surrounding physical medicine.

The first course, “Faster Return to Work: Work Hardening and Functional Capacity Evaluations” will be presented March 2 at 11 a.m. Eastern. The 60-minute course discusses the use of work hardening and reconditioning programs to improve injured employees’ physical and psychosocial functioning and facilitate return to work. It also shows how FCEs support safe return-to-work decisions.

“Work hardening is individualized and job-specific and designed to help injured employees return to their pre-injury levels of work,” said Brian Peers, DPT, product manager with MedRisk, who teaches the course. “FCEs measure a person’s ability to perform work-related tasks in a safe and dependable manner and are used to determine future medical treatment and return-to-work status. Used together or separately, these valuable tools can unstick claims and help employees return to work.”

MedRisk presents complimentary on-line courses quarterly. Each continuing education webinar offers one contact hour for adjusters, workers’ compensation nurses, certified case managers, certified disability management specialists, and certified rehabilitation counselors. To register for the course, please go to

About MedRisk

Based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk is the leader in physical rehabilitation solutions for the workers’ compensation industry. The company’s programs deliver savings and operational efficiencies that are significantly greater than traditional programs. MedRisk ensures high quality care and delivers outstanding customer service. To that end, all customer service professionals, healthcare advocates, physical therapists, and radiologists are based in the U.S. MedRisk is accredited under URAC for utilization management and has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination. Customers include insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third-party administrators, state funds, and case management companies. For more information, visit or call 800-225-9675.