How Nurse Case Managers Add Value to Workers’ Compensation Claims

At the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Mary O’Donoghue, Vice President, Medical Services, Helmsman Management Services and Stephanie Perilli, Senior Director, Medical & Health Management, The Home Depot discussed how nurse case managers can add value to your data and to create a successful strategy to improve return-to-work outcomes, lower costs and deliver […]

Extreme Violence in the Workplace

During this session at the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference Albert B. Randall Jr., President, Franklin and Prokopik, and Lori A. Serverson, CSP, Vice President, Lockton Companies discussed workplace violence. “Run, Hide and Fight” is the new motto being taught in schools not “Stop, Drop and Roll.” There are nearly 2 million employees […]

Walmart’s Campaign to Manage Prescription Drug Misuse

This session at the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference illustrated how Walmart analyzed its overall prescription cost drivers, found alternatives and reduced the prescribing of other pharmaceuticals threatening employee health within their organization. Speakers included: Mark Pew, Senior Vice President at PRIUM Janice Van Allen, Director of Workers’ Compensation at Walmart Stores, […]

Employer Claim Prevention, Early Intervention Protocols and Defense Strategies

At the 2015 National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference, Lee Blitstein, Partner, Altman, Lunche and Blitstein and Sharon Weissinger, Senior Occupational Health Manager, Hyatt Hotels discuss employer strategies, clinic strategies, insurance carriers, and judicial considerations for claim prevention, protocols and defense strategies. Employer strategies: work to ensure employees feel comfortable reporting any incidents show compassion […]

Workers’ Comp Doctors’ Prescription for Medical Intervention

Opportunities to manage workplace injuries to their optimal conclusions evaporate when claim handlers ignore medical intervention’s power. Important elements may be lost, including the potential to identify risk factors that can delay recovery, the ability to uncover non-work injury causations, and the efficient coordination of claims-service providers. In this session at the 24th Annual National […]

Achieving Excellence in Medical Treatment

The delivery of quality healthcare is key to mitigating the rising costs of chronic health conditions, lengthy disabilities and stubborn workers’ compensation claims. Arthur M. Southam, M.D., EVP, Health Plan Operations at Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals kicked off the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference with this session […]

National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference & Expo

Conference Chronicles will be blogging from the 24th Annual National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference & Expo on November 11-13 in Las Vegas, Nevada. For 23 years, the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference® (NWCDC) has been one of the leading training events for workers’ compensation and disability management professionals — attracting thousands of industry […]

How Diversity Impacts Workers’ Compensation Strategies

This session at the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference in Las Vegas focused on the increasing diversity in today’s workforce and how that is impacting workers’ compensation. Jennifer De La Torre, Executive Director of Workforce Diversity at AT&T, and Elizabeth Demaret, Executive Vice President, Chief Customer Relationship Officer at Sedgwick, explained how the aging, […]

60 Tips for Superior Claims Handling

This rapid-fire panel on the final day of the National Workers’ Compensation & Disability Conference offered 60 usable tips to help improve workers’ compensation claims handling. Panelists included: Stuart D. Colburn, Esq. Downs Standford P.C. Todd DeStefano, President, Risk Managment Practices,York Risk Services Group Jodie Massingill, Senior Manager, Casualty Claims, Sysco Corp. Robert G. Rassp, […]

Tailor Your Communications for Smoother Claims Handling

In her session at the National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference in Las Vegas, Patricia Hostine, U.S. Director of Disability Management, Flex-N-Gate Corp, stressed that worker communications have a direct impact on losses and, if you can tailor your message properly, your communications can make the claim go as smoothly as possible. It’s important to […]

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