KING OF PRUSSIA, PA (Aug. 15, 2013) — As the American workforce continues to age, employers, healthcare and workers’ comp professionals are challenged to develop specific injury prevention and return-to-work initiatives for this growing population. On Sept. 18, MedRisk’s Ruth Estrich will address these issues at Encore Unlimited’s Major Trends in Workers’ Compensation Conference in West Des Moines, Iowa. MedRisk is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers.
During her session, Estrich, chief strategy officer at MedRisk, will outline the key components of an effective physical medicine management program in workers’ compensation and explain why professionals need to adjust expectations and treatment protocols for older workers. She’ll also offer steps that employers, payers and case managers can take to help reduce injury frequency and severity among the aging workforce.
Encore Unlimited is a Wisconsin-based disability management company providing a full complement of case management services including educational sessions for workers’ compensation professionals. The Iowa Seminar will focus on topics involving aging and obesity as they pertain to workers’ comp. The Major Trends in Workers’ Compensation Conference will be held at the Marriott on Jordan Creek Parkway in West Des Moines, Iowa. MedRisk is one of the conference sponsors. To register for the event, visit www.encoreunlimited.com/current_events.aspx About MedRisk MedRisk Inc. is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. 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 and Deloitte’s “Technology Fast 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.
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