Managed Physical Medicine

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

Advanced telemedicine capabilities are poised to transform the workers’ compensation industry, providing injured workers a much-needed alternative to on-site medical care.  

Jill Carnahan, PT, DPT, a licensed, physical therapist with MedRisk, and the company’s Regional Sales Manager James DeLattre and will discuss a variety of telemedicine delivery models and their benefits at the Florida Educational Risk Management Association (FERMA) 2018 Summer Conference.

“The workers’ compensation industry is beginning to embrace telehealth for triage and nurse case management, but hasn’t fully recognized its role in physical therapy,” said DeLattre. “We will explore a wide variety of telehealth applications, including telerehabilitation.”

Starting at 9:45 a.m. on July 11, the session will discuss telehealth technologies and applications along with criteria to consider when deciding if telerehabilitation is a good fit for an organization. Presenters will also show how telerehabilitation can support in-clinic visits to improve outcomes. FERMA’s 2018 Summer Conference will be held July 9 through 13 in Sarasota, Florida.  To register or obtain more information, please see http://my-ferma.org/conferences/ .

About MedRisk

Based in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, MedRisk is the largest managed care organization dedicated to the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. One of the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing privately held companies for 11 consecutive years, MedRisk counts over 116,000 providers in its network and serves almost 500,000 injured workers every year. It holds direct contracts with more than 80 percent of the nation’s top workers’ compensation insurers and third-party administrators. MedRisk, which has successfully completed a SSAE 16 Type II examination, ensures high quality care and delivers outstanding customer service. To that end, all customer service professionals, healthcare advocates and physical therapists are based in the U.S. For more information, visit www.medrisknet.com or call 800-225-9675.