California Drug Formulary Performance Results

After several years of research, debate and planning, the Pharmaceutical Drug Formulary went live in the California workers’ compensation system on January 1, 2018. At WCI’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference, California Workers’ Compensation Institute (CWCI) President, Alex Swedlow, presented the consequences of adoption that other states might consider in developing their own formulary. The […]

Winning Strategies for Workers’ Compensation Risk Management

This session at WCI’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference highlighted program strategies from the three winners of National Underwriter’s 2018 Excellence in Workers’ Compensation Risk Management Award. Dallas Independent School District (Dallas ISD) Tawana Kennedy, Workers’ Compensation Manager Dallas ISD’s workers compensation claims in 2003 totaled $11.5 million. They changed their approach, resulting in claims […]

Choices

Life is about choices. Choices in our personal life – what to eat for breakfast, what color shoes to wear with this dress, or how to speak to a child about a challenge they are confronting. We have choices every day at work – what call to return next, how to tell that client no, […]

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 […]

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, […]

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