NWCDC Sessions: Dec. 8, 2017
8:30 AM – 9:45 AM / 60 Tips in 60 Minutes — Sage Advice for Overcoming Complex Claim Challenges
In one of the conference’s most popular sessions, a panel of experts from different workers’ comp disciplines will reveal the lessons they’ve learned — providing their sage advice in a lively, fast-paced presentation that will jump-start your Friday morning.
10 AM – 11:15 AM / Surviving the Unsurvivable: Optimal Clinical and Claims Outcomes in Severe Burn Cases
Extraordinary recoveries and prolonged life expectancies for burn victims present claims payers with intensive cases incurring millions of dollars in losses. A physician specializing in treating severe burns and an employer experienced in managing complex-injury claims will take you through a burn incident case study and share their strategies for obtaining the best possible outcomes for catastrophic injuries.
10 AM – 11:15 AM / Making Transitional Duty Work When You Don’t Have Transitional Duty Jobs
It is not always possible for employers to arrange transitional duty roles that adequately align with an injured worker’s medical restrictions. A nurse case manager and a vocational rehab director will walk you through the process of establishing programs for engaging recovering workers in light-duty roles at off-site, nonprofit organizations.
10 AM – 11:15 AM /Claims Info on the Go: Mobile Apps Work to Accelerate RTW
Use of mobile technology and apps from the onset of an injury to keep injured workers engaged in the claims process continues to grow. Mobile apps currently enable claimants to view indemnity payment information, access pharmacy cards, receive communications and more. Hear what the future holds for mobile apps, and what challenges and risks remain for their widespread adoption.