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