NWCDC Sessions: Dec. 2, 2016
8:30-9:45 60 Tips in 60 Minutes
GENERAL session. Expert advice from Dr. Marcos Iglesias, medical director of The Hartford; Denise Algire, director, managed care and disability corporate risk, Albertsons Cos.; Stuart Colburn, shareholder, Downs Stanford; Robert Rassp, Law Office of Robert G. Rassp; Caryl Russo, SVP, Barnabas Health Corporate Care; and Sharon Weissinger, senior occupational health manager, risk management Western U.S., Hyatt Hotels. Moderated by Matthew Schiff, partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer
10:00-11:15 The Back-Up Plan: Workers’ Comp and Employer Liability
LR 6. Learn how claims decisions can go wrong and what recent court decisions reveal, with William Zachry, group VP of risk management, Albertson Cos.; and Mark Walls, VP, communications and strategic analysis, Safety National Casualty Corp.
10:00-11:15 Emerging On-Site Physical Therapy Treatment Models
CM6. New on-site physical therapy models synchronize treatments with return-to-work programs, with Monnie Kinlaw, utilization nurse manager, Marriott International; and Daniel Sanchez, VP of operations and clinical outcomes, OnSite Physio
10:00-11:15 Comorbidity Impact on Claims and Doctor Performance: What the Research Shows
PM7. Collecting more complete patient intake data, incorporating comorbidities into utilization review and factoring them into treatment helps improve recovery, with Gregory Moore, SVP and founder, Harbor Health Systems
NWCDC Sessions: Dec. 1, 2016
EXPO HOURS: 9:45 – 2:00 • Box Lunch in Expo Hall 11:45 – 1:45
8:30-9:45 Preventing Prolonged Disability by Assessing and Eliminating Psychosocial Barriers
MEGA Session. Dr. Marcos Iglesias, VP and medical director, The Hartford, provides practical tools and interventions for mitigating psychosocial risk factors as well as examine how to help workers re-engage with normal life activities through measures such as a biopsychosocial model of health
8:30-9:45 Steal These Ideas!
MEGA Session. Teddy Award-winning employers showcase their successful strategies, with Laurie English, SVP and CHRO, Excela Health; Jennifer Massey, corporate director of safety and health and claims management, Harder Mechanical Contractors; and Danielle Hill, human resources compliance manager, Hampton Roads Transit . Moderated by Roberto Ceniceros, chair, NWCDC and senior editor, Risk & Insurance; and John Santulli, EVP, PMA Cos.
1:45-2:45 Don’t Let Workers’ Comp Claims Generate FMLA, ADA or Discrimination Complaints
DM4. Strategies that help comply with intricate and inconsistent laws to protect companies from dual liability, with Richard Graham, workers’ compensation director, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority; and Lauri Kavulich, attorney member, Clark Hill
4:15-5:15 Bloggers Banquet: A Feast of Workers’ Comp Perspectives
PM6. Unedited thoughts from the industry’s high-profile bloggers, with Joseph Paduda, principal, Health Strategy Associates; Mark Walls, VP, communications and strategic analysis, Safety National; and Robert Wilson, president and CEO, WorkersCompensation.com. Moderated by Lisa Anne Forsythe, senior consultant, workers’ comp government relations, Coventry Workers’ Comp Services
NWCDC Sessions: Nov. 30, 2016
EXPO HOURS: 10 – 12:15 • 1:30 – 5
11:00-12:15 / Takeaways from Alsco Inc.’s Workers’ Comp Litigation Strategy
LR1. Prioritizing claims, developing closure strategies and monitoring case advances rein in undesirable results, with Suzanne Ormond, risk manager, Alsco Inc.; Glenn Backus, president, Alternative Service Concepts; and Karen Stankevitz, director of consulting services, Adelson Testan Brundo Novell & Jimenez
11:00-12:15 / Fostering a Claims Closure Culture to Swiftly Resolve the Difficult Challenges
CM1. Claims settlement strategies drawn from the merger of US Airways and American Airlines on settling older, complex claims, including those with Social Security and Medicare components, with Jennifer Saddy, director, workers’ compensation, American Airlines; and Mark Pew, SVP, PRIUM
2:30 – 3:45 / Navigating Critical Junctures In Patient Management
Risk Scenarios Live! brings to life the popular feature in Risk & Insurance® where hypothetical, yet realistic stories showcase risks that can result in significant losses if not properly addressed. In this session, missed opportunities to intervene at critical junctures in chronic pain cases delay recovery and worsen an injured worker’s condition.
Analyzing video vignettes showing critical claims intersections will be Dr. Robert Goldberg, chief medical officer, Healthesystems; Jill Leonard, AVP of claims operations, Louisiana Workers’ Compensation Corp.; and Michael J. Paladino, director, insurance services and claims, VCU Health System. Moderating is Matthew Kahn, publisher and executive editor, Risk & Insurance®.
2:30-3:45 / Practical Strategies for Bringing Value-Based Care to Workers’ Comp
MM2. Early adopters of value-based care models explain their strategies, challenges and results, with Ann Schnure, VP risk management-claims, Macy’s; Dr. Stephen Woods, chief medical officer, Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation; Robert Evans, VP of repricing solutions, Rising Medical Solutions; and Cyndy Larsen, area VP, Kaiser Permanente
2:30-3:45 / The Advocacy Approach: Helping Injured Workers for Successful Claims Results
PM2. Advocating for injured workers is integral to claims management practices, with Scott Daniels, director of disability, Comcast; William Wainscott, manager, workers’ compensation and occupational health, International Paper; Denise Algire, director, managed care and disability corporate risk, Albertsons Cos.; and Kimberly George, SVP, senior healthcare advisor, Sedgwick