Telerehab: The Future is Here and Now

Telerehab has become an exceedingly-popular method for occupational and physical therapy treatment options. This session at WCI’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored the evolution of telerehab, including benefits and limitations The panel included: Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II, Vice President, National Product Leader, One Call Aideen Turner, MPT, Cert. MDT, CEAS, CEO, Virtual Physical […]

The Five Pillars of Wellbeing: Helping Injured Workers Back to Total Wellbeing

A panel of experts explores the five pillars that support wellbeing during this session at the 2018 WCI conference. This includes social wellbeing, community wellbeing, financial wellbeing, career wellbeing, and physical wellbeing. The panel included: Cari I. Miller, Director and Counsel, Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc. (moderator) Kirstin Horan, PhD, Department of Psychology, College of Sciences, […]

The Benefits of Telehealth in Workers’ Compensation Care

Through the evolution of telehealth, workers’ compensation medical providers are using breakthrough technology to conduct remote medical examinations that can now closely replicate an in-office visit. This session at WCI’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored telehealth’s impact on the workers’ compensation system. The panel included: Arlene Guzik, DNP, ARNP-BC, Director of Occupational Medicine, BayCare […]

Improving Claims/Medical Communication Through the IME Process

In this session at the 2018 WCI conference, Dr. Repp moderated a discussion among leading IME physicians and from the claims/legal side of the industry about the appropriate techniques, correspondence skills, and medical skills necessary to obtain the most effective IME. The panel included: Cori Repp, MD, Florida Director of Medical Operations,Concentra (moderator) Jorge Trujillo, […]

Three Primary Exposures that Inhibit Workplace Wellbeing

Industrial hygiene is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of factors arising in or from the workplace that may cause discomfort, sickness or impaired health/wellbeing among workers. This session at WCI’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference explored three topics related to industrial hygiene and the steps that a risk manager can take to create a […]

The Intersection of Claims & Risk Finance

During this session at the 2018 WCI conference, seasoned risk managers discuss their “lessons learned” in claims and risk management, and how to avoid unintended consequences to your broader risk financing and risk management programs. The panel included: David Stills, Vice President, Global Risk Management, Walmart, Inc. (moderator) Michele Adams, Vice President, Risk Management Services, […]

Preventing Delayed Recovery

Marcos A. Iglesias, MD, MMM, FAAFP, FACOEM, Vice President and National Medical Director, The Hartford, lead a discussion on practical tools and techniques to help minimize employee’s disability and delayed recovery during a session at the WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. Delayed recovery is the deviation from the happy path. Work means identity to […]

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How Florida Leverages Use of Regulatory Data

In this session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Brittany O’Neil, Senior Policy Coordinator of the Florida Division of Workers’ Compensation, shared how the Division is leveraging electronic claims, medical, and policy data reported to the Division as required by statute (69L-7.730, F.A.C. and section 440.185, F.S.). By accessing and providing this data in […]

Implications of Marijuana Legalization and Opioid Use to the Workplace and the Workers’ Compensation System 

Most do not know that the opioid epidemic, the parallel heroin epidemic and the momentum towards marijuana legalization are all interrelated. In this session at WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, Mark Pew, Senior Vice President at PRIUM, discussed the impact of these drugs on the workers’ compensation system and what the future holds. The […]

Improve Your Safety Training Through the Use of Technology

As injuries continue to occur and claims increase, employers are often left scratching their head as to why. That is because “Telling” is not training. Normagene Dmytriw, Senior Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Broward County Government, Risk Management lead a discussion at the WCI’s 2017 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference. As technology improves, and becomes more […]

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