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2014 NWC&DC

Spotlight on Sessions: Friday, Nov. 21

We've picked out four sessions we think you may find informative.
By: | November 21, 2014 • 1 min read
Topics: NWC&DC | Workers' Comp

60 Tips for Superior Claims Handling in 60 Minutes

Today: 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.

Experts share their experienced words of wisdom to improve case handling. Panelists include Stuart Colburn of Downs Stanford; Todd DeStefano of York Risk Services Group; Jodie Massingill of Sysco Corp.; Robert Rassp of the Law Office of Robert G. Rassp; Ann Schnure of Macy’s Inc.; and Patrick Walsh of Accident Fund Holdings; moderated by Matthew Schiff of Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP.

Loss Mitigation of High Value Claims / CM7

Today: 10 – 11:15 a.m.

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The right risk analysis can maximize loss-control strategies and identify old claims that are ripe for closure. This interactive session tackles cost drivers such as ineffective prescription medications, treating-physician problems and Medicare set-asides. Panelists include Christianne Quinn, national workers’ compensation manager, The Pep Boys; and David Kunz, managing partner, Kunz & Germick.

How to Reduce Costs with a Wellness Program / MM6

Today: 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Well-orchestrated wellness programs targeting employee health risks can have a significant impact on workers’ comp claims and costs. Karen Curran, director, health risk management, Pinnacol Assurance, outlines study findings and highlights ways that lead to better health and financial outcomes.

Managing the Maze of ADA, FMLA and Workers’ Comp / DM6

Today: 10 – 11:15 a.m.

Employers need to understand the nuances of the ways the ADA, family and medical leave laws and workers’ comp converge, impacting employee leave and return-to-work. Tamara Blow, principal consultant, TYB Global Business Consultants, will offer strategies to position RTW and disability management programs for success.

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2014 NWC&DC

Infographic: Drug Abuse Facts for Employers

Nearly two-thirds of all adult illicit drug users are employed. Plus, more information about substance abuse among workers.
By: | November 21, 2014 • 1 min read

This chart below is from a session entitled Going Beyond a Hunch: How Analytics and Predictive Modeling can Identify and Prevent Drug Abuse in Workers’ Compensation, presented at the 2014 National Workers’ Compensation and Disability Conference & Expo by Jim Andrews, R.Ph., EVP of Pharmacy Services, Healthcare Solutions, and Ronda Ostrander, Manager of Integrated Disability Programs, Ascension Health.

Going Beyond a “Hunch” How Analytics and Predictive Modeling
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2014 NWC&DC

Spotlight on Sessions: Thursday, Nov. 20

We've picked out four sessions we think you may find informative.
By: | November 20, 2014 • 1 min read

Modeling Managed Care /MM4

Today: 10:45 a.m. – noon

Two large self-insured employers and a national workers’ comp consultant break down the types of services that deliver the best outcomes for the injured worker and the greatest cost savings to the company. Panelists include John Riggs, manager, workers’ compensation, Disneyland Resort; John Smolk, principal manager, workers’ compensation, Southern California Edison; and Barry Bloom, principal, The bdb Group.

How Diversity Impacts WC and Disability / DM5

Today: 1:30 – 2:45 p.m.

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The range of differences in age, race, religion, and general and physical abilities is increasingly impacting companies. This session examines the impact of diversity on workers’ comp and disability programs and offers strategies to manage these differences. Panelists include Jennifer De La Torre, executive director, workforce diversity, AT&T; and Elizabeth Demaret, EVP, Sedgwick

Holding Your Insurer/TPA Accountable / PM5

Today: 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Two senior-level claims managers showcase strategies for successfully overseeing TPAs and insurer services, to keep them engaged and accountable for high-quality service. Panelists include Darin Hampton, workers compensation regional coordinator, International Paper, and Jodie Massingill, senior manager, casualty claims, Sysco Corp.

Industry Bloggers Inform and Entertain / CM6

Today: 3:45 – 5 p.m.

Some of the industry’s top bloggers will examine the news, trends and events shaping the workers’ comp world. Panelists include David DePaolo of WorkCompCentral.com; Joseph Paduda of Managed Care Matters blog; Rebecca Shafer of ReduceYourWorkersComp.com; and Robert Wilson of WorkersCompensation.com; moderated by Mark Walls of WorkCompAnalysis.com

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