Rising Adds Depth to Ancillary Services Team with Two Strategic Hires | May 2023

May 25, 2023 – Chicago, IL – Two seasoned ancillary services professionals have joined Rising Medical Solutions (Rising), further strengthening the company’s Marketplace offering for national ancillary solutions. Carolyn Tsourakis and Kelsey Murphy, both formerly operations leaders at ancillary service provider CentralComp, bring significant experience delivering durable medical equipment, diagnostic, physical therapy, prosthetic, hearing aid, home health, transportation, and translation services to the insurer, third party administer, and employer markets. Tsourakis joins Rising as Ancillary Medical Services Manager and Murphy joins as Ancillary Medical Services Program Analyst.

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Rising Announces Acquisition of Preferred Disability Management | Apr 2023

April 11, 2023 – Chicago, IL – Rising Medical Solutions (Rising) today announced the acquisition of Preferred Disability Management (PDM), a regional case management company headquartered in Carmel, Indiana. PDM’s services supplement Rising’s own portfolio and focus on field-based and catastrophic case management services, as well as telephonic case management, medical record analysis, physician peer reviews, triage services, independent medical evaluations, life care planning, medical cost projections for setting reserves, and return to work assessments.

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Updating Medical Fee Schedules Takes Balance featuring Rising CEO Jason Beans | Business Insurance | Mar 2023

March 2, 2023 – Medical inflation is a top concern in workers’ compensation this year and adjusting medical fee schedules may be one way to address rising costs, although the appetite for change is limited, comp experts say.

While some states have introduced legislation to overhaul their schedules, variations in costs among states illustrate the complexity of the issue, they say.

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Rising Appoints Nurse Practitioner Executive to Lead Clinical Services Division, Expand Offerings | Feb 2023

February 21, 2023 – Chicago, IL – Board-certified nurse practitioner and longtime managed care veteran Paige McCraney is the newest member of Rising Medical Solutions’ (Rising) leadership team. Paige brings more than 40 years of diverse experience as a nurse administrator, educator, and direct care provider to her role as Vice President of Care Management, responsible for Rising’s utilization review, nurse triage, care coordination, telephonic case management, and clinical quality management practices.

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Rising Launches MMSEA Section 111 Reporting Solution | Jan 2023

January 11, 2023 – Chicago, IL – Rising Medical Solutions (Rising) today announced its product portfolio expansion to help payers comply with Section 111 of the Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act (MMSEA). The company’s new Section 111 reporting solution decreases payer liability for excess recovery costs and fines, while mitigating potential litigation by beneficiaries for improperly reported claims.

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Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study Launches 2022 Claims Performance Survey and Prepares to Deliver 10-Year Industry Report Card | Oct 2022

October 17, 2022 – Chicago, IL – The Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study, the largest national research program investigating top issues impacting claims organizations today, has released its annual survey, inviting claims leaders to once again participate in important industry research that will be published in its 2022 Report.

“Prior to launching the study over a decade ago, there was no survey-based assessment tool focused on claims organizational performance and strategy,” said Rachel Fikes, said Rachel Fikes, chief experience officer and study program director at Rising Medical Solutions. “Through our participants’ collective intelligence, we have developed research that is both for and with claims professionals to identify the operational and cultural practices that are delivering superior employee care and return to work outcomes.”

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