Compensability Issues Confronting Workers’ Compensation Claims Handlers

In day two of this two-day session at WCIvirtual 2020, law firms from the Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute (WCDI) discussed various employee injury trends and related laws in their states.   Panelists Included: Caitlin Beyl – Attorney at McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, PA Christopher McCue – Attorney at McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & […]

Common Compensability Issues Confronting Workers’ Compensation Claims Handlers

In day one of this two-day session at WCIvirtual 2020, law firms from the Workers’ Compensation Defense Institute (WCDI) discussed various employee injury trends and related laws in their states. Panelists included: Kyle K. Kinney – Miller, Christie & Kinney, PC (moderator) Emily Edwards – Manning & Kass, LLP – California Walter E. Harding – […]

Workers’ Compensation 2020 Case Law Trends

In this session at WCIvirtual 2020, panelists discussed examples of various workers’ compensation cases and ways that this case law can be applied. Speakers included: E. Louis Stern – McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, PA (moderator) Geoffrey Bichler – Bichler, Oliver, Longo & Fox, PLLC Marc Golden – Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa, PA […]

COVID-19: Adjusting and Adapting to the Great Disruptor

In modern history, there has not been a more disruptive risk management event than the COVID-19 pandemic. It has changed everything, including how we work, where we work and how we interact with each other. This novel virus did not come with a playbook, but after months of living through it, there are many lessons […]

Risk Management Topics of Interest for 2019 and Beyond

Risk management is continuing to expand. The discipline is rapidly embracing areas that would have clearly belonged elsewhere in the past. This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference discussed current disruptors and future outlook. Speakers included: Marc Salm, Vice President, Risk Management, Publix Super Markets, Inc. Peter G. Keating, Jr., CRM, Claims Manager, […]

Managing Conflict Inherent In A Workers’ Compensation Claim

The end goal of every workers’ compensation claim is to get the injured worker back to work as quickly and cost-effectively as possible. Even with the best intentions, misalignment between parties is common. In this session at WCI’s 2019 Educational Conference, panelists explored creative methods to build stronger alignment between stakeholders. Moderator: Jim Robert – […]

Avoiding Pitfalls in Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance

At the 2019 WCI Conference, a session discussed how to avoid common pitfalls of the Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance (MSP) process. The speakers were: Heather Sanderson – Chief Legal Officer, Franco Signor LLc Rose Arellano – Director of Healthcare Billing & Recoveries, Performant Corp (current CMS contractor) Cliff Connor – VP Medicare Compliance, Gallagher Bassett […]

Customized Early Symptom Intervention Programs – Do They Work?

Early Symptom Intervention (ESI) programs can improve the overall well-being and productivity of workers. However, many employers face challenges when implementing these programs. In this session at WCI’s 2019 Educational conference, panelists discuss how they have developed and maintained successful ESI programs and share statistics on their return on investment. Moderator: Robyn Lewis – Regional […]

Advocacy and the Injured Worker Experience

Employers who have adopted and embraced advocacy early on are becoming increasingly creative in the way they engage employees. Initial results are impressive, yielding improved outcomes. This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference examined the important elements of an employee advocacy approach. Speakers included: Noreen Olson, RN, MN, COHN-S, ARM, Manager, Claims, Risk […]

The Future of Risk Management

Whether it is black swans, emerging risks, artificial intelligence, the global economy, demographic shifts, or any number of other issues, the future of risk management is evolving and regularly being reassessed and forecasted. This session at WCI’s 2019 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored the issues that are impacting the risk discipline and set the stage […]

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