This seminar is designed for human resource directors, insurance claims representatives, risk managers, safety directors, rehabilitation specialists, occupational health nurses, accountants and attorneys.
As a professional involved in workers’ compensation issues, you must have a thorough understanding of current medical and legal issues to be truly effective in your workers’ compensation practice. This program will navigate through the most recent, and important, medical and legal trends and developments related to workers’ compensation. You will leave with practical, real-world advice, and the ability to handle crucial workers’ compensation issues with the utmost confidence and effectiveness.
Topics to be discussed include:
• New Trends In Workers’ Compensation
• Controlling Medical Costs
• Trying Cases In Front Of The Workers’ Compensation Board
• Social Security, Medicare And Workers’ Compensation
• Medical Privacy Issues
• Defending Against Catastrophic Claims
• Subsequent Injury Trust Fund Claims
8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. New Trends In Workers’ Compensation
A. Repetitive Trauma Cases
B. Toxic Mold Exposure
C. Chemical Exposure
D. Emotion/Stress Claims
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. Controlling Medical Costs
A. Posted Panel Of Physicians
B. Reasonable And Necessary Treatment
C. Change In Physicians
10:30 a.m. - 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
III. Trying Cases In Front Of The Workers’ Compensation Board
A. Initial Filing Of Claim
B. Discovery Techniques
C. Use Of Witnesses At Hearing
D. Use Of Expert Witnesses At Hearing
E. Writing The Brief
F. Appeal Or Not?
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IV. Social Security, Medicare And Workers’ Compensation
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. Medical Privacy Issues
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
2:40 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.
VI. Defending Against Catastrophic Claims
3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Subsequent Injury Trust Fund Claims