Managed Physical Medicine

MedRisk’s Ruth Estrich to Speak at the Lockton Southeast Series Claims Consultant Conference

The conference will be held in Atlanta on July 18

MedRisk’s Chief Strategy Officer Ruth Estrich will present a strategic approach to managing physical medicine treatment and costs in workers’ compensation at the Lockton Southeast Claims Consultant Conference on July 18. MedRisk, Inc. is the leader in managed physical medicine services for workers’ compensation.

Estrich will stress how physical medicine differs from other medical services and will highlight the key strategies to effectively return injured workers to pre-injury functionality. She will also discuss the growing importance of the role of physical therapists in reducing dependence on opioids and in identifying and resolving psychosocial barriers to recovery.

“Restoring functionality is at the heart of what physical therapists do,” Estrich said.  “The future will see them more involved in managing pain and more broadly involved in all aspects of the biopsychosocial model of disability management.”

The Lockton Southeast Series Claims Consultant Conference will be held in Atlanta on July 18. Lockton Companies Inc. is the world’s largest privately held insurance brokerage firm, providing insurance, risk management and employee benefits solutions. In addition to its Kansas City, Missouri headquarters, Lockton operates 64 locations in 17 countries. Lockton currently employs more than 5,300 Associates worldwide.

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 is accredited under URAC for utilization management 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, and case management companies. To make a referral or obtain more information, visit www.medrisknet.com or call 800-225-9675. To learn more, follow MedRisk on Facebook and LinkedIn.