09 - 10 October, 2014  — Texas and Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Forum
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09 October, 2014  — Pre-Conference Seminar: Workers’ Compensation Claims Management Boot Camp
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09 October, 2014

Workshop 8:30 am – 11:30 am (FOR TX and OK Attendees) 

Workers’ Compensation Claims Management Boot Camp: A Strategic Approach to Building Your Arsenal for Defending Workers’ Compensation Claims and Controlling Costs

Are you doing everything you can to reduce litigation risks and control your workers’ compensation costs?

Texas and Oklahoma employers continue to face a challenging environment for managing workers’ compensation risks and controlling high costs.  In order to achieve the best outcomes and safeguard your bottom line, it is essential for employers to take a strategic approach to managing workers’ compensation claims. This comprehensive 3-hour workshop will provide you with a claims management strategy utilizing a cost-benefit analysis.  You will leave this session with practical tools to successfully defend workers’ compensation claims, minimize your risks and maximize cost containment. 

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Initial Investigation: Clarification on when and how to conduct a thorough investigation, and who should do it
  • Independent Medical Examination: Navigating the Process -- Selecting your IME/RME doctors and getting them the vital information they will need
  • Utilization Review: Using the big-picture approach to UR
  • AMA Impairment Ratings: Deciphering how they can be used to your benefit
  • Nurse Case Managers: When is it beneficial to assign a Nurse Case Manager, and what is his/her role?
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Plan: When should you implement a Voc Rehab Plan?
  • Insurance Adjuster/Third Party Administration: Partnering with your TPA or insurance company
  • Case Studies: Analysis of real-life scenarios 

Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Shareholder
Downs Stanford, P.C.  

Sam J. McMurry, ARM
Executive Director, Texas Self-Insurance Association
Executive Director, Texas Certified Self Insurers Guaranty Association
Former Administrator, Workers' Compensation
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company

Robert Powell, Esq., Attorney
ierce Couch Hendrickson Baysinger & Green, LLP

This program has been approved for 2.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward PHR, SPHR, GPHR recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org

The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the program. It means that this program has met the HR Certification Institute's criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

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