MedRisk’s International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) has updated its evidence-based, expert consensus treatment guidelines for the physical rehabilitation of upper extremity, hand and wrist, and low back injuries.

The ISAB revised the upper extremity (shoulder and elbow) guidelines to increase the duration and adjust the recommended timing and frequency of visits for surgical cases. Among the other revisions, the number of visits for surgical and nonsurgical hand and wrist guidelines and carpal tunnel was decreased, and the number of visits for acute surgical low back cases was reduced.

“Our treatment guidelines are unique in that they are specific to physical medicine,” says Mary O’Donoghue, chief clinical and product officer of King of Prussia, Pa-based MedRisk, in a media release. “They power MedRisk’s Platinum Grade managed care program and provide the additional detail needed to make a real difference in the quality of care.”

[Source(s): MedRisk, Business Wire]