Session Highlights: Friday, Dec. 7, 2018
Expo Hall closed
8:30 – 9:45 / 60 Tips in 60 Minutes — Cost-Conscious Program Improvements (aka How to Get Better Without Spending a Lot)
Six highly experienced experts will share lessons they learned over the years about driving program-performance improvements with low-cost practices. They will share their ideas in a lively, fast-paced format that is always a hit with NWCDC attendees.
This session will provide an under-the-hood look at severe-injury case management, showing how actionable analytics and medical guidelines inform decision making for mitigating cases that are often volatile and costly. It will include a look at an employer’s adoption of case-management practices and the results achieved.
10:00 – 11:15 / Vocational Recovery and Partnerships for Identifying and Eliminating Work Disability
Washington’s State Fund significantly reduced the number of long-term disabled workers and cut claim liabilities by nearly $2 billion with measures for identifying at-risk claimants early on and then applying approaches employers and insurers can glean ideas from. Learn how The Fund is addressing vendor compensation and non-financial incentives for best-practices adherence and testing its measures with workers, employers and medical providers.
10:00 – 11:15 / Avoiding, Managing, and Winning Workers’ Comp Litigation
This session will focus on knowing how to prevent court involvement and winning when trial is inevitable. The speakers will also share strategies for hiring the right lawyers and dealing with those attorneys that don’t understand the complexity of workers’ comp law.