This seminar is designed for human resource professionals, business owners and managers, third party claims administrators, insurance claims representatives, risk managers, safety directors, rehabilitation specialists, occupational health nurses, medical office managers and attorneys.
This day long seminar is designed to demystify the new complex mandates of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act as it relates to the protection of employees private medical information. This seminar will also provide valuable information for employers who are facing an ever expanding maze of laws limiting employers’ rights and increasing their obligations to employees who cannot, will not or should not work. Laws governing workers’ compensation, family medical leave, the ADA and FEHA combine to create a legal quagmire. The seminar will point out the dangers of ignoring these various potential areas of exposure when dealing with a worker with an industrial injury.
Topics to be discussed include:
• Privacy Regulations Under The Health Insurance Portability And Accountability Act
• Workers Compensation Act
• Return To Work Issues In Workers’ Compensation
• American’s With Disabilities Act And Parallel California Provisions Of The Fair Employment And Housing Act
• Family Medical Leave Act And The California Family Rights Act
• Other Implicated Worker Benefit Laws
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Break 10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.)
I. HIPAA Privacy Regulations
A. Overview Of HIPAA, Privacy Regulations
C. What Is A Covered Entity?
D. What Information Is Protected?
E. HIPAA Administrative Requirements
F. Interplay With Workers’ Compensation Laws And The Workers’ Compensation Exemption
II. Introduction To Workers’ Compensation In California
A. Overview Of The Workers’ Compensation Act
1. Brief History Of Workers’ Compensation Laws In California
a. Temporary Disability
b. Permanent Disability
c. Medical Care
d. Vocational Rehabilitation
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
III. Return To Work Issues In Workers’ Compensation
A. Overview Of Workers’ Compensation Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits
C. Vocational Rehabilitation And Reasonable Accommodation Under The Americans With Disabilities Act And The Fair Employment And Housing Act
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
IV. Strategies For Handling And Litigating A Workers’ Compensation Claim In
A. Procedures Before A Claim Is Filed
B. Investigation Of A Questionable Claim
C. Medical Management
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
V. ADA/FEHA, FMLA/CFRA, Workers’ Compensation In California And Other
Worker Benefit Laws In California
A. Multiple Issues And Multiple Exposure Arising Out Of A Single Workers’ Compensation Claim
3. Workplace Safety, CalOSHA
4. Collective Bargaining Agreements
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VI. Questions And Answers (Time Permitting)