MedRisk’s Roger Nelson to Address AMSUS


King of Prussia, Pa ( - AMSUS, the Society of Federal Health Professionals, has tapped Roger Nelson, PT, PhD, FAPTA, vice president of MedRisk's Expert Clinical Benchmarks (ECB), to speak at its 118th AMSUS Annual Continuing Education Meeting in Phoenix on Nov. 14.  MedRisk is a leading managed care company specializing in the physical rehabilitation of injured workers.

Nelson will present three sessions during the Physical Therapy track of the conference's Allied Health Section. In the 10 a.m. session, “Patient Satisfaction: Cultural Variables,” Nelson will address the results of the MedRisk instrument for measuring physical therapy patient satisfaction conducted among a Native American population. Nelson will be joined by Kevin Basile, PT, MS, OCS, MTC, and director of clinical services for MedRisk for “The Public's Perceived Myths About Physical Therapy:  An Evidenced Based Approach,” which begins at 2:20 p.m. This presentation will focus on commonly held falsehoods such as “all patients need physical therapy treatment three times a week for four weeks.”  Later in the afternoon starting at 4:30 p.m., Nelson will discuss “The Development of a Residency Program in Electrodiagnosis.”

AMSUS will hold its annual meeting from Nov. 11-16.   For more information, visit

About ECB

Led by Roger Nelson PT, PhD, FAPTA, a former physical therapy advisor to the United States Surgeon General, and an internationally recognized educator and expert in the field of physical medicine, 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 and performs peer reviews. ECB 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.

About MedRisk

Founded in 1994 and based in King of Prussia, Pa., MedRisk, Inc. is ranked as one of Modern Healthcare magazine's 40 fastest growing U.S. healthcare companies and as one of the fastest-growing companies in the Greater Philadelphia area on the Inc. 500|5,000 and the Deloitte “Technology Fast 50” lists. The company provides specialty managed care services for the physical rehabilitation of injured workers. 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 or call 800-225-9675.

AMSUS—The Society of the Federal Health Agencies

AMSUS was organized in 1891 and chartered by Congress in 1903 to advance the knowledge of healthcare within the federal agencies and to increase the effectiveness of its members. It is dedicated to all aspects of federal medicine - professional, scientific, educational and administrative. Presently its nearly 8,000 members represent all healthcare disciplines and serve in the Active and Reserve Components of all of the uniformed services as well as the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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