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2019 Claims Examiner's Toolbox aboard the Queen Mary

Upcoming Live Seminars | 05/03/19 | 10 seats available | 1197

WorkCompCentral and Samuelsen, Gonzalez, Valenzuela & Brown Present The Annual Claims Examiner's Training aboard the Queen Mary: Brimming with content, this seminar will provide new tools for your toolbox. This event is FREE for Claims Professionals. Please call 805-484-0333 Ext. 2 to register, or email chase@workcompcentral.com. Seating is limited to 15-20 attendees per company.   Moderator: Nancy Brown, Esq., Partner Instructors: Michael Marmer, Esq., Partner Shawn Haghighi, Esq., Partner Glenn Olsen, Esq., Associate Mark Pew Kelly Sieckman, Esq., Associa... Read More

$329.00

2019 Annual Spring Rating Event

Upcoming Live Seminars | 03/30/19 | 29 seats available | 848

Overview: This seminar is a great place to receive expert instruction and advice on rating, and will provide you with the upper hand in everyday issues with your cases. Attendees will walk away with an understanding of how to deal with permanent disability issues, rating instructions, formal ratings, and how to cross-examine the rater. In addition, you will find out what a Judge is looking for when deciding a rating issue. Discussion: Disability vs Impairment Anatomy of a medical report - What is substantial evidence? What makes a vocational expert report substantial evidence... Read More

$329.00


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Free March Webinar: Understanding the Nuances of a Brain Injury Claim

Upcoming Live Seminars | 03/26/19 | 575

Overview: This program will provide an understanding of the nuances surrounding a brain injury claim. Christopher Asvar, Esq. will explore the ins and outs of this complex issue, and demonstrate how to best handle these types of claims.  Program Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to: - Effectively manage a TBI Case. - Identify the three most common mistakes made by insurers in a TBI Case. - Utilize the compromise and release. Instructor: Christopher A. Asvar, Esq. - Asvar Law Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 108: Death Penalty

Podcast | 03/15/19 | 13

During this episode of Work Comp Matters Steve, Robert, Mike & Ted talk about governor Gavin Newsom placing a stay on the death penalty, the Nationwide college admissions scandal regarding fraudulent admissions, Uber settling a class action suit for $20 million dollars and the death of Worker's Compensation Commissioner Frank Brass, plus additional news, talk and hopefully some answers for our independent contractors’ employers and employees.  Also, John Scalia Sr. from Munich, Germany, Daniel Brin from the street and much, much more. Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 107: John Mcneely

Podcast | 03/08/19 | 21

This week on Work Comp Matters, Steve, Mike, Robert & Special Guest, John McNeely (29 year Workers Compensation Hearing Representative), discusses experiences in workers compensation dealing with co-counsel, adjusters & judges, additionally doing a song with Robert (The Law Offices of Robert Ozeran) on doing a song called “Jessie’s Files”, plus additional news, talk and hopefully some answers for our independent contractors employers and employees. Also, John Scalia Sr. from Munich, Germany and much, much more. Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 106: Saul Allweiss

Podcast | 03/01/19 | 36

This week on Work Comp Matters, Steve, Ted, Mike & Guest, Saul Alweiss (Workers Compensation Extraordinaire Attorney), discuss alternative dispute resolution, workers compensation carveouts, dealing with opposing counsel, evaluating evidence, deposing doctors & applicants plus additional news, talk and hopefully some answers for our independent contractors employers and employees. Also, John Scalia Sr. from Munich, Germany and much, much more. Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 105: The Wall

Podcast | 02/22/19 | 34

This week on Work Comp matters myself, Mike, And Robert talk about Donald Trump‘s wall in addition to the Work Comp Central.com story of the week and the news of the week for you independent contractors employers and employees. Also on the show from Munich Germany is retired attorney John Scalia talking about Donald Trump‘s wall and another segment from Daniel Brin on the street talking about what else, the wall. Read More

Encouraging High-Quality Medical Provider Participation in Work Comp - Free Webinar

Free Online Training | 02/21/19 | 2404

Overview: How early is the trajectory of a claim outcome in workers’ compensation established?   The capacity to effectively return an injured worker to productivity, in work and in life, is highly dependent on the interaction between the patient and the medical provider. High-quality medical providers have consistently proven this to be the case by producing optimal health outcomes for their patients and improved cost outcomes for employers.   The litigious nature of treating patients in workers’ compensation can discourage high-quality medical providers from practicin... Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 104: State of the State

Podcast | 02/15/19 | 34

This week on Work Comp matter Steve Robert Mike Interp had a talk about the State of the State address by governor Gavin Newsom, President Trump, plus additional news talk and hopefully some answers for independent contractors employers and employees in addition to John Scalia from Munich Germany. Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 103: State of the Union

Podcast | 02/08/19 | 36

This week on Work Comp matters Steve Robert and Mike talk about President Trump's State of the Union address in addition to the top two stories on workcompcentral.com plus John Scalis from Munich and some news talk and hopefully some answers for independent contractors employers and employees. Read More


Online Courses

2019 MCLE Super Saturday

New Law / Case Law | 01/25/19 | 2767

Overview: This program provides the six hours of “Special Requirement” training, within the 25 hours of total MCLE credit required for the California State Bar education needs of attorneys. 4 Hours - Legal Ethics 1 Hour - Competence Issues (Formerly known as Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness) 1 Hour - Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society Discussion: How to avoid unethical behavior in the practice of workers' compensation. Identifying and solving dilemmas that... Read More

$129.00

QME Report Writing - 2019 Update

Medical / Ortho / Psych / QME | 12/03/18 | 591

Overview: Regulation 8 CCR 11.5 requires that all potential evaluating physicians complete a minimum 12 hour educational program in “disability evaluation report writing.” This training for medical professionals will provide a substantive overview of the relevant law governing the Qualified Medical Evaluation (QME) Process in the current California Workers’ Compensation System. The program will focus on writing bullet-proof medical reports and will include checklists, glossaries of key cases, and examples of reports that constitute substantial medical evidence. At the en... Read More

$399.00

QME Test Prep - 2019 Update

Medical / Ortho / Psych / QME | 12/01/18 | 12547

Overview: This online course prepares medical treaters to pass the Qualified Medical Evaluator Competency Exam. The exam is administered by the Division of Workers' Compensation. This material will include a survey of changes in the law governing QMEs who evaluate California injured workers as of Jan. 1, 2013. Therefore, QMEs in the system may want to consider this course for the SB 863 updates. **NOW UPDATED WITH 2018 and 2019 TEST PREP INFORMATION** Becoming a QME A Physician who desires to conduct examinations as a QME must meet certain requirements specified by the Medical Un... Read More

$299.00

Annual Liens Update

Liens, Lien / Hearing Rep | 11/13/18 | 1965

Overview: Discussion will include vital Liens updates for the entire spectrum of Work Comp professionals. Law, procedure and important changes will be covered in detail. This annual event will provide the specialty tools needed for success. Question and answer sessions were recorded and included in this online version. Instructors: Hon. Myrle Petty - San Bernardino WCAB Hon. William Carero - Oxnard WCAB William Tappin - Tappin & Associates Read More

$129.00

2018 Legal Strategies and Case Law Update

New Law / Case Law | 11/05/18 | 3464

Overview: Our esteemed panel consisiting of two WCAB Judges will provide all attorneys, both applicant and defense, underutilized strategies to implement in their everyday law practice. Vital case law from 2018 will also be covered. Continuing Education: 6 MCLE 6 Legal Specialization 6 Claims Professional Instructors: Hon. David Polak - Van Nuys WCAB Hon. Robert Rassp - Los Angeles WCAB Frank Christine III, Esq. - Tobin Lucks Read More

$129.00

Litigation Methods for Attorneys - with the CA. Bay Area Judges

Litigation | 10/28/18 | 1833

Discussion: Roadmap for Prepping Your Case for Trial - Cheat Sheets and Checklists for Every Hot Topic - MPN Rules Attorneys Often Miss - Taking Advantage of the Jurisdiction and Venue Rules - Confirming Employment: The 2018 Dynamex Case Changes Everything - Object Before it's Too Late (Edwards Case) Common Discovery Mistakes and How Not to Make Them - Developing the Record (McDuffie v. LC 5502(d)(3); LC 5906 & LC 5701) - Subpoena Duces Tecum: Super Power, but Only if Done Correctly - Sub Rosa Videos: Traps for the Unwary for Both Sides of the Aisle - Nailing the Doctor's Deposit... Read More

$129.00

AMA Guides 5th Edition - Impairment Assessment Certification

Credentials / Certifications | 09/17/18 | 3597

If you work with impairment assessments, you must understand the correct use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. This is the solution to help you master and apply the AMA Guides. Learn to leverage the quality of your reports and to improve your efficiency when performing or reviewing impairment evaluations. Enhance the quality and efficiency of your evaluations and reviews. As a result of all these learning resources, you will be able to rate most commonly rated disorders, including spinal pain, upper-limb disorders (hand, wrist, elbow, shoulders, and entrapments), l... Read More

$429.00

Judicial Tips for Litigation Developments - A Day with the Judges

Litigation | 06/11/18 | 1649

Discussion: Top Tips for Prepping Your Case for Trial Nailing the Doctor’s deposition Bullet Proving Your Medical Evidence Secrets Everyone Needs to Know About How to Accurately Rate PD WC Litigation Pitfalls and Pratfalls in and How to Avoid Them Best Practices in Post - Trial Strategies Read More

$129.00

2018 Annual Claims Examiner's Training at the Queen Mary

Claims | 05/20/18 | 5344

WorkCompCentral and Tobin Lucks Present The Annual Claims Examiner's Training at the Queen Mary: An Examiner's Toolbox, Full to the Brim With Tools to Fix Your “Oooops” & Mistakes Made and Skills to Use to Survive Them   Instructors: Nate Halprin, Esq. Frank Christine Mark Stephens Kurt Leisure Kris Nielsen Jessica Jorgenson Discussion: - You’ve Heard Highlights of AB1422 and SB 1160, but Never This Interesting - The Employer/Examiner/Broker Interface: Constructing a Claims Dream Team - Art and Science in Settlement Strategies—Moves and... Read More

$129.00


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AMA Guides 5th Edition - Impairment Assessment Certification

Credentials / Certifications | 09/17/18 | 3597

If you work with impairment assessments, you must understand the correct use of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment. This is the solution to help you master and apply the AMA Guides. Learn to leverage the quality of your reports and to improve your efficiency when performing or reviewing impairment evaluations. Enhance the quality and efficiency of your evaluations and reviews. As a result of all these learning resources, you will be able to rate most commonly rated disorders, including spinal pain, upper-limb disorders (hand, wrist, elbow, shoulders, and entrapments), l... Read More

$429.00

120-Hour California Claims Adjuster Credential - Updated

Credentials / Certifications | 06/20/14 | 8595

120 Hour California Claims Adjuster Credential Includes 120 hours of state-required training to become a licensed Claims Adjuster in California. To legally perform the duties of a Claims Adjuster, at least 120 hours of training as set forth in Sections 2592 and 11761 of the California Insurance Code must be completed. This WorkCompCentral Credential program is completely online, allowing the student to work at their own pace. This curriculum has been recently updated and includes all current laws, practices, and concepts. The instructors are the most knowledgeable, highly respected members ... Read More

$3365.00

40-Hour California Medical Bill Reviewer Credential Program

Credentials / Certifications | 11/06/12 | 20436

Overview: WorkCompCentral has partnered with Sue Honor to develop a fresh and comprehensive training series that meets state requirements for workers' compensation bill review. Sue is the former manager of the California DWC Medical Unit. Students who complete all of the coursework will meet the California Department of Insurance requirements laid out in Title 10, 2592.04 of the California Code of Regulations governing bill review professionals. Curriculum Includes: - Coding and Fee Basics - Workers' Compensation Overview - Utilization Review (UR) - Medical Provider Network... Read More

$2225.00

30-Hour Claims Adjuster Post-Designation Training

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 674

Includes 30 hours of state-required post-designation training to renew Claims Adjuster license in California. To legally perform the duties of a Claims Adjuster, at least 30 hours of training as set forth in Sections 2592 and 11761 of the California Insurance Code must be completed to achieve your post-designation certification. This WorkCompCentral Credential Post-Designation program is completely online, allowing the student to work at their own pace. This curriculum has been recently updated and includes all current laws, practices, and concepts. The instructors are the most knowledgeable... Read More

$599.00

16-Hour Medical Bill Review Post-Designation Training

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 774

Includes 16 hours of state-required post-designation training to renew Medical Bill Reviewer Certification in California. Students who complete all of the post-designation coursework will meet the California Department of Insurance requirements laid out in Title 10, 2592.04 of the California Code of Regulations governing bill review professionals. Read More

$799.00

80-hour Medical-Only Claims Adjuster Training

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 799

Overview: To handle claims involving only medical benefits, each medical-only claims adjuster shall receive a Medical-Only Claims Adjuster Designation Form that verifies he or she has completed at least 80 hours of training, with at least 50 hours of training being conducted in a classroom with an instructor or has met the requisite experience requirements as set forth in the regulations (Section 2592.01(g)). Subsequent to the initial designation, all designated medical-only claims adjusters shall receive a Post-Designation Training Form that demonstrates he or she has met the required 20 hou... Read More

$2595.00

MSA and MSP Specialized Training Series

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 86

Receive the most updated information on MSA's. This training is designed for the entire spectrum of workers' compensation professionals, and provides vital tools and updates for success. Read More

$199.00


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