Managed Physical Medicine

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.

arcadiaMedRisk is the leader in physical rehabilitation solutions for the workers’ compensation industry.

McClure has served as an Arcadia’s PT department professor since 1998. During this time, he has also directed the university’s highly successful transitional doctor of physical therapy program for 14 years, helping Arcadia became the first PT program in Pennsylvania to offer both entry-level and transitional PT doctorate programs.

As the new chair, McClure will lead a program that is ranked 14 among the 211 accredited graduate PT programs in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. As ECB vice president, McClure directs all clinical aspects of MedRisk’s programs from peer reviews and the development and maintenance of evidence-based treatment guidelines to monitoring outcomes and patient satisfaction.

McClure replaces his colleague, Rebecca Craik, PT, PhD, FAPTA, who has been named dean of Arcadia’s College of Health Sciences.

About MedRisk

MedRisk is the leader in physical rehabilitation solutions for the workers’ compensation industry 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.

About ECB

Expert Clinical Benchmarks LLC (ECB) is the clinical research and academic subsidiary of MedRisk Inc. ECB monitors treatment outcomes, measures patient satisfaction, conducts academic offerings for clinicians and performs peer reviews. ECB is the industry leader in the development and maintenance of physical medicine treatment guidelines and utilization management protocols based on integrated outcome models and evidence-based practices. ECB is supported by its International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB). The ISAB is an elite panel of world-renown physical medicine specialists who meet annually to review the latest research and to update ECB’s proprietary treatment guidelines.