LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- In an insurance industry first, the athletic insurance agency, Dissinger Reed and the Sports Concussion Institute (SCI) today launched the Return To Play Concussion Care Solution TM – a national innovative sports concussion management and informatics solution for athletes of all levels of competition.
"This collaboration will provide the most comprehensive treatment services solution that truly reduces the financial burden of concussion care to youth and adults who play high-velocity sports," said Christian Reed, President of Dissinger Reed. The Return To Play Concussion Care Solution TM, which includes insurance underwritten by Nationwide Life Insurance Company, and managed by K&K Insurance Group, Inc., provides concussion medical expense benefits for athletes who sustain a concussion in a covered sporting event.
The program also offers prevention and treatment solutions related to sport-induced concussions, and a state-of-the-art informatics portal for concussion analytics and claims payment. "Expert evaluation and clinical management of sport-induced concussion is complex, multifactorial, and a rapidly evolving subspecialty of sports medicine requiring continuing education," said neuropsychologist Dr. Tony L. Strickland, Chairman and CEO for SCI. "The Sports Concussion Institute & Clinics is honored, together with our partner Dissinger Reed, to launch this innovative concussion care solution that will significantly enhance the health and safety of athletes playing high-velocity sports, particularly among underserved populations." If a covered athlete sustains a concussion, she or he will receive post-injury evaluation and treatment.
"We want to provide a program that does more than ease the financial burden of concussion care," said Christian Reed. "Dissinger Reed and SCI have developed the most comprehensive sports concussion care program conceived to date, that - with increased education and awareness - significantly expands access to excellent specialty care while facilitating safe return to competition."
"There are a number of significant barriers to effective evaluation and clinical management of sports-related concussion - a problem of particular concern among athletes participating at amateur levels. This innovative program addresses many of these challenges, providing access to an expert level of comprehensive clinical care for athletes who are at highest risk for injury", said sports neurologist Dr. Vernon Williams, Senior Vice President, and Chief Medical Officer for SCI.
Dissinger Reed is an athletic insurance agency, committed to the care of high school and intercollegiate athletes for the past 30 years. The Sports Concussion Institute & Clinics, headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is a highly differentiated multispecialty system of care dedicated to state-of-the-art treatment and research of sport-induced concussion and associated neurobehavioral disorders.
For more information please contact Mindee Blount, Dissinger Reed, 913-491-6385.
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