KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (Jan. 5, 2011) – Expert Clinical Benchmarks’ Vice President Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA and MedRisk’s Director of Clinical Services Kevin Basile, PT, MS OCS, MTC, w ill present at the American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) Combined Sections meeting. APTA’s CSM meeting is being held Feb. 9 through 12 at the Ernest Morial Convention Center in New Orleans. ECB’s presentation entitled “Workers’ Compensation and the Older Worker: Case-Based Approach,” will be delivered on Feb.10 at 2:30 p.m.
This educational session examines issues impacting older employees, such as the biologic and physiologic changes that complicate recovery from musculoskeletal injuries. The case-based presentation applies scientific research to real case studies.
Basile and Nelson will be joined by ECB International Scientific Advisory Panel members Rob de Bie, PT, PhD; Christopher Main, PhD, FBPsS, MA, M.Phil., C. Psychol.; and Marilyn Moffat, PT, DPT, PhD, DSc (hon), FAPTA, CSCS, CEEAA. They will also be joined by MedRisk’s Physical Rehabilitation Clinical Reviewer Mike Kamrad, PT, MPT, OCS.
The Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) focuses on programming designed by all 18 of APTA’s specialty sections.
APTA represents approximately 76,000 physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy nationwide. Its purpose is to improve the health and quality of life of individuals through the advancement of physical therapist practice, education, and research. More information is available at www.apta.org.
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, performs peer reviews, and 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. More information is available at www.expertclinicalbenchmarks.com.
Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk, Inc. is a Deloitte “Technology Fast 50” company in the Greater Philadelphia area. The company provides specialty managed care services along with claims workflow management tools to the workers’ compensation industry. With a demonstrated core competency in physical medicine management, MedRisk has leveraged its technological expertise and evidence-based research to provide a growing list of products and services to its client community including document management, best-practice claim-workflow automation, specialty network services, network integration and data analytics. 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 general managed care workers’ compensation companies. More information is available at www.medrisknet.com or by calling 1-800-225-9675.
MedRisk Media Contacts:
Helen Knight, APR, King Knight Communications, 813-837-1701; Helen@KingKnight.com
Rommy Blum, MedRisk, 610-768-5812, email@example.com