2015 Agenda At-A-Glance
2 - 6 p.m.

Pre-Conference Event
2nd Annual Women in Workers’ Compensation Forum
Sponsored by Healthcare Solutions
 

Women in Workers’ Compensation (WiWc) aims to encourage, empower, inspire and support women in the industry in their professional development and growth. This premier leadership and networking event brings together a diverse mix of professional women from within the workers’ compensation industry. Come to engage with accomplished colleagues, and explore opportunities and challenges facing women leaders today. You’ll leave empowered to achieve success and groundbreaking results.

Registration is free, but separate from your NWCDC registration. Please visit www.wiwcleadership.com for additional details and to secure your spot.
7 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Review Med, L.P.
8:30 - 10 a.m.

OPENING KEYNOTE
Achieving Excellence in Medical Treatment
Arthur M. Southam Arthur M. Southam, M.D., EVP Health Plan Operations, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Inc.
     and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals

The delivery of quality healthcare is key to mitigating the rising costs of chronic health conditions, lengthy disabilities and stubborn claims. But what defines quality healthcare? And how do you determine its impact on claims outcomes? Dr. Southam will share what Kaiser has learned on the journey to becoming a quality provider and the implications for workers' comp. You'll learn about quality measures that positively impact chronic disease and other healthcare factors affecting claimants. Plus, he'll share what the group-health world has discovered about ranking and selecting medical providers and how workers’ comp claims payers can apply the knowledge.
10 - 11 a.m. Refreshment Break in Expo Sponsored by: ISO Claims Partners
11 am - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.

Leadership Connections Lunch

Learn informally at lunch as you brainstorm solutions and discuss strategies with your peers! Tables will be arranged by industry sectors.
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Dessert Break in Expo Sponsored by: Premier Medicare Set-Aside Specialists
2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:45 - 5 p.m. Refreshment Break in Expo Sponsored by: Midwest Employers Casualty Company
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Light Up Vegas Sponsored by: Sedgwick

Location: Light Nightclub

Sedgwick, GENEX, Helios, MedRisk and One Call Care Management invite you to a magical evening of great food, drinks and entertainment at one of Las Vegas' most exciting nightclubs. All full conference attendees are welcome. Simply bring your conference credentials. Guests must be 21+ with a valid government-issued photo ID to gain access to the event.
7:45 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Nexus Medical
8:30 - 9:45 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Refreshment Break Sponsored by: Concentra
10:45 a.m. - 12 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
12 - 2 p.m. Box Lunch
2 - 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
3:30 - 4:45 p.m. Concurrent Sessions
8 - 8:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast Sponsored by: Metro Risk Management
8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

GENERAL SESSION
60 Tips in 60 Minutes for Cracking the Causation Conundrum
Stuart D. Colburn, Esq., Downs Stanford P.C.
Darin Hampton, Workers’ Compensation Regional Coordinator, International Paper
Dan Holden, Manager, Corporate Risk & Insurance, Daimler Trucks North America
Marcos Iglesias, M.D., VP and Medical Director, The Hartford
Robert G. Rassp, Esq., Law Office of Robert G. Rassp.
Patrick J. Walsh, SVP — Chief Claims Officer and Alternative Revenue, Accident Fund Holdings Inc.
Moderator: Matthew B. Schiff, Esq., Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

Establishing legal and medical causation is tricky business with claims payers often landing in uncertain waters. To help you navigate those waters, an expert panel will deliver 60 tips in just 60 minutes. Two employers, attorneys representing both sides of cases, a senior claims officer and the medical director for one of the nation’s largest comp insurers will participate in this lively and fast-paced session providing serious advice.
10 - 11:15 a.m. Concurrent Sessions
 
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