SOURCE: RS Medical

July 16, 2008 08:00 ET

Mark Pilley, M.D. Named Medical Director for RS Medical

VANCOUVER, WA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - RS Medical, a privately held DME company specializing in pain management, physical rehabilitation, and regeneration products for the orthopedic and spine markets, today announced the appointment of Mark Pilley, M.D. as Medical Director.

"I look forward to bringing my experience and expertise to an industry setting," Dr. Pilley said. "My goal is to make a difference by improving patient access to RS Medical's line of beneficial, cost effective products."

Dr. Pilley has several decades of experience, with specialized expertise in developing and applying medical guidelines and policies to Medicare reviews, and comes to RS Medical after two years as Medical Director for Medicare Region D. He will be responsible for the development and implementation of RS Medical's medical review policies and will monitor their consistency and accuracy.

"I'm thrilled to welcome Dr. Pilley to RS Medical as Medical Director," said Rick Terrell, president and CEO. "He has a broad base of experience in the medical policy and reimbursement arenas and will be an invaluable resource as we continue to build out our line of products."

Dr. Pilley is also expected to provide additional guidance and expertise on RS Medical's compliance policies. "I'm confident Dr. Pilley will provide added leadership and direction as we go down the road of expanding and improving our overall compliance program," said Patrick Cougill, House Counsel and Compliance Officer.

Dr. Pilley is a Board Certified Family Physician in the American Academy of Family Physicians and completed a Family Medicine Program at the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences in Little Rock, AR. He is also certified in the American Board of Quality Assurance Utilization Review Physicians and the American Board of Independent Medical Examiners. He is a Fellow in the American Academy of Disability Evaluating Physicians (AADEP), a member of the AADEP Board, and member of the AADEP educational faculty in teaching American Medical Association Guides for impairment ratings, prevention of long term disability, workforce management, and the AADEP International Congress. Dr. Pilley holds an MD degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia, and a BS degree in Biology from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

About RS Medical

RS Medical is the premier provider of non-invasive medical products designed to relieve pain and improve function. The company sells its products throughout the United States with an employee sales force that markets directly to physicians. RS Medical has an industry-proven reputation and is dedicated to maximizing positive patient outcomes by providing products and services that exceed the expectation of the patient, medical professional and payor. More information about RS Medical and its range of products can be found on the company's Web Site at www.rsmedical.com

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