Managed Physical Medicine

New FCE Program Launched

MedRisk, Inc., the leader in managed physical medicine services in workers’ compensation, has created a new Functional Capacity Evaluation program to provide claims professionals more effective decision-making tools and improve patient care.

FCEs can be used to measure the progress of treatment strategies, determine disability ratings or support safe return-to-work decisions. MedRisk’s new program identifies and clearly communicates the objectives of the FCE prior to the evaluation.

Peer-to-peer quality assurance reviews and summaries of the FCE report are another key differentiator of MedRisk’s new program.

“Ease of use for the claims professional is critical,” said Michelle Buckman, Chief Operating Officer.  “The summary provides a snapshot of the full report. This way, they can review the key components at a glance.”

The summary provides functional results as they relate to the job requirements, the patient’s consistency of effort and a return-to-work recommendation from a credentialed FCE specialist. The quality assurance review and summary are performed on the same day so as not to delay the delivery of the FCE report.

MedRisk also maintains an online library of job descriptions for employers that use the program.  Patient education in advance of the evaluation and appointment reminders by text are other important features.

Using guidelines developed by the American Physical Therapy Association, MedRisk’s national network of physical and occupational therapists have been credentialed to perform expert FCEs.

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.