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Free Webinar: PTSD Part 2 - Advancing PTSD Support for First Responders

Upcoming Live Seminars | 06/27/24 | 8

Overview: In this webinar, panelists delve into the unique challenges faced by first responders battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) within the workers' compensation system. From understanding the nuances of PTSD distinctions to the vital need for early intervention for first responders with these injuries, we'll explore the critical need for tailored care for these brave individuals serving and protecting our communities. Learn the value of intensive outpatient programs (IOPs) and their transformative impact on reducing disability levels. Discover strategies for strea... Read More

Free Webinar: Part 1 - PTSD Awareness for Work Comp Professionals

Upcoming Live Seminars | 05/30/24 | 3041

Overview: Institutes of Health is proud to present a 2-part webinar series to help raise awareness of PTSD in conjunction with PTSD Awareness Month during the month of June. In Part 1, our educational webinar aims to deepen the understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among workers' compensation professionals, highlighting the unique challenges faced by first responders. PTSD, a critical issue within this demographic due to their high-risk occupations, manifests uniquely and requires specialized knowledge to manage effectively within the workers' compen... Read More

The Impact of Catastrophic Injuries on WC Claims

Free Online Training | 04/09/24 | 3406

Overview: A catastrophic claim does not happen often, thank goodness; it accounts for less than 1% of all the WC claims. But when it happens, it takes only one case to break your bank account, which could potentially cause an employer to lose their business or spend millions in direct and indirect medical costs, disability benefits, and lifetime care management. This session will examine some of the complexity of managing a catastrophic claim and its impact and review specific considerations with some of the common catastrophic injuries. Course Relevance: Early recognition and provis... Read More

Debunking Common Brain Injury Misconceptions

Free Online Training | 03/28/24 | 2065

Overview: During Brain Injury Awareness Month, Institutes of Health is pleased to present this webinar about common TBI misconceptions.    Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs), recognized as a silent epidemic, represent a crisis in public health, with over 5.3 million Americans living with permanent disabilities due to TBIs - equating to about one in every 60 people. Annually, at least 2.8 million Americans sustain TBIs. These injuries not only impact physical health but also significantly affect mental well-being, leading to mood disorders, anxiety, and other psychological c... Read More

The Case for Evidence-Based Medicine in Managing Workplace Injuries

Free Online Training | 03/14/24 | 3100

Overview: This presentation aims to explain the concept and importance of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in managing workplace injuries. Troy Prevot, Director of Strategic Solutions from ODG by MCG, will cover how EBM is defined, and how evidence is categorized into a hierarchy that’s helpful in critical appraisal. Mr. Prevot will explore the benefits and challenges and how capturing evidence into a clinical practice guideline allows for easier discovery and application. The presentation will end with an overview of additional tools and analytics that are incorporated into wor... Read More

City of San Diego - A Biopsychosocial Success Story

Free Online Training | 02/29/24 | 4123

Overview: First Responders experience daily exposure to traumatic events that, over months and years, accumulate and are known to result in post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, traumatic brain injury, substance abuse, chronic pain, and insomnia. Although they spend their careers helping others, this group of workers are often reluctant to ask for help and when they do, their conditions are often not well understood.   This session highlights the successes of a unique partnership between City of San Diego and Institutes of Health, a company specializing in the de... Read More

2024 Regulatory and Issues Forecast

Free Online Training | 12/14/23 | 3969

Overview: Join our roundtable discussion on regulations and risk management issues impacting attendee’s organizations in 2024 presented in partnership with HIRMA. This is a no cost educational event for Risk Managers, Human Resources, and Claims Professionals. Learning Objectives: Topics to be discussed during this webinar: Cal-OSHA Standard 3343 Legislated as Senate Bill 553 and signed by Governor Newsom going into effect July 1, 2024 AB2188 Marijuana Discrimination in Employment use of Cannabis Effective January 1, 2024 Workers&#39... Read More

Foot Injuries, Diabetes and Workers' Compensation

Free Online Training | 06/20/23 | 6627

Overview: This course will explain the prevalence, pathophysiology, evaluation, and treatment recommendations of diabetic foot ulcers. Additionally, causation analysis will also be discussed. Learning Objectives: Attendees can look to find the answers to these questions and more: How do diabetic foot ulcers develop? What should the examination show? Treatments - what are the levels of evidence? How to determine causation? Instructors: Dr. Trang Nguyen - MedicusRX Dr. David Randolph - MedicusRX Read More


Online Courses

2023 WorkCompCentral Annual Rating Workshop

Rating | 08/26/23 | 17942

Overview: This program offers expert instruction and advice on rating, while providing the students with the upper hand in everyday issues with your cases. Students 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, students will find out what a Judge is looking for when deciding a rating issue. Program Learning Objectives: - 2023 Rating and apportionment case law update - Significant mistakes in the AMA Guides, 5th Ed. - Currently underutilized i... Read More

2023 MCLE Super Saturday

New Law / Case Law | 01/07/23 | 4209

Overview: With a few exceptions, most attorneys who are actively practicing law in California must take 25 hours of MCLE every three years and file a report with the State Bar. On and after January 1, 2022, while all attorneys will still be required to complete 25 hours of MCLE every three years, the total hours must now include no less than seven hours as follows: At least four hours of legal ethics. At least two hours dealing with the elimination of bias. Of the two hours, at least one hour must focus on implicit bias and the promotion of bias-reducing strategies. At least on... Read More

Winter 2022 Case Law Update

New Law / Case Law | 12/10/22 | 2667

Overview: Join us for our final 2022 California Case Law Update on the WCAB rules and regulations in our half-day webinar focused on Case Law Updates and the new WCAB Rules of Practice and Procedure that went into effect on January 1, 2022.   Our Dream Team presents case law like no other workers’ compensation organization by describing the case and the potential effect the case has on the practice of workers’ compensation law from the applicant's attorney’s perspective, the defense counsel’s perspective, and a judge’s perspective.  The program&rs... Read More

WorkCompCentral Annual Rating Event

Rating | 06/18/22 | 20100

Overview: This program offers expert instruction and advice on rating, while providing the students with the upper hand in everyday issues with your cases. Students 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, students will find out what a Judge is looking for when deciding a rating issue. Program Learning Objectives: - Rating and apportionment case law update - Mistakes in the AMA Guides, 5th Ed. - Underutilized issues in the AMA Guides, 5th Ed. - Anato... Read More

PEO's: Professional Employer Organizations = A Shell Game? and Prosecution & Defense of UE Cases

Comp Overview / Background | 04/23/22 | 15616

Overview: This is a four-hour MCLE program that addresses the specific issues of the prosecution and defense of cases involving employee leasing companies, general-special employment law, and handling cases when the employer or the PEO is uninsured. Learning Objectives: Upon completion, attendees can be sure to take away these main points: Attendees will understand the origin and evolution of employee leasing companies Is a PEO the injured worker’s employer? How to properly name defendants How to conduct discovery when a PEO or employee leasing agreement is in effe... Read More

2022 CA Case Law and WCAB Rules Update

New Law / Case Law | 02/05/22 | 14292

  Overview: It has been two years since WorkCompCentral's last Case Law Update or an update on the WCAB rules and regulations. Join us for a half-day webinar focused on Case Law Updates and the new WCAB Rules of Practice and Procedure that go into effect on January 1, 2022.   Hear from our esteemed instructor panel on important updates to California workers' compensation laws that affect your practice from the past two years: Updated knowledge of case law from 2020-2021 Review of underutilized strategies to implement in your law practice Improv... Read More

Supreme Court Decides: How Will Medicaid Impact Your Client's Case?

New Law / Case Law | 01/26/22 | 9580

Overview: Our panel, made up of Medicaid law experts Rafael Gonzalez, Esq. and John Cattie, Esq. will discuss state and federal statutory law, prior case law, and the oral arguments made to the Supreme Court on Monday, January 10, 2022. It will also provide a detailed analysis of the briefs filed by both sides, as well as the various amicus curiae briefs filed by several groups with an interest in this issue, including the United States, American Association for Justice, American Academy of Physician Life Care Planners, National Conference of State Legislators, National League of Cities, US ... Read More

An Insider’s Analysis of the AMA Guides and Case Law Update

Rating | 07/23/21 | 10305

Overview: In this webinar, you will get an insider’s look at the AMA Guides by noted AMA author Kenneth Kingdon, which will provide perspective and understanding of ambiguous and controversial Guides issues.   In addition, Mr. Kingdon will be addressing recent case law on rating and apportionment issues. Learning Objectives: Upon completion, participants should have a better understanding of: Current trends at the WCAB on apportionment and disability issues based on recent case law. Underutilized rating criteria in the Guides Significant mistakes in... Read More

Series: Fundamentals of Securing Coverage, Employer Bill of Rights, Work Comp Policy and its Endorsements

Comp Overview / Background | 05/19/21 | 25056

Overview: WorkCompCentral has partnered with Randy Pollak, Managing Attorney at Wintersteen & Casarez (WC Law Corp.), to bring you this three-part webinar series where he will touch on important topics, such as: Fundamentals of Securing Work Comp Coverage, The Employer Bill of Rights and Good Faith Claims Handling, The Work Comp Policy and its Endorsements. Series Topics: Part 1: The Fundamentals of Securing Work Comp Coverage – What Can Possibly Go Wrong? Learn the essential features of how employers secure workers’ compensation coverage and how there are pitfalls e... Read More


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Credential Courses

Online 40-Hour CA Medical Bill Review Credential Program

Credentials / Certifications | 09/11/20 | 16101

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. Whether you are a California-based bill review company or out of state, California Code of Regulations mandates this level of training to process medical bills for injured workers. 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 Regu... Read More

The Nuts & Bolts of Workers' Compensation

Credentials / Certifications | 06/17/20 | 7598

Overview: Join Michael Stack as he presents this interactive course on the Workers' Compensation system. Our program is intended to give 6 hours of foundational insight to those new to the industry. Employers, Insurance Brokers, and Claims Professionals can be sure to take away some useful information and hidden strategies. The workers' compensation system is complex and foreign to many. Professionals are often thrown into a position in the workers’ comp industry and are told to “take care of it” or simply “to figure it out.” This scenario is all too... Read More

120-Hour California Claims Adjuster Credential

Credentials / Certifications | 02/19/19 | 31527

  Overview: This program includes over 120 hours of state-required training to become a licensed Claims Adjuster in California as set forth in Sections 2592 and 11761 of the California Insurance Code. This WorkCompCentral Credential program is completely online, allowing the student to work at their own pace. This curriculum has been recently updated and examines current laws, practices, and concepts. Program Objectives: Upon successful completition of this program, the student will be able to: Discuss the history of workers' compensation Identitfy the role of the... Read More

AMA Guides 5th Edition - Impairment Assessment Certification

Credentials / Certifications | 09/17/18 | 16208

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),... Read More

CHLR: Certificated Hearing and Lien Representative

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 7128

Level 1 Prerequisite for Advanced Certification. About the Program: WorkCompCentral is pleased to announce two levels of workers’ compensation certification programs for Hearing and Lien Representatives. These certifications, which will be recognized industry wide, have been created and are being administered by WorkCompCentral. These certifications are California specific. Why Become Certified: The training that we provide is comprehensive and systematic. After receiving the Hearing and Lien Representative Certifications, you will have a firm grasp and advanced understating ... Read More

CHLRA: Certificated Hearing and Lien Representative Advanced

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 3369

Level 2 - Advanced About the Program: WorkCompCentral is pleased to announce two levels of workers’ compensation certification programs for Hearing and Lien Representatives. These certifications, which will be recognized industry wide, have been created and are being administered by WorkCompCentral. These certifications are California specific. Why Become Certified: The training that we provide is comprehensive and systematic. After receiving the Hearing and Lien Representative Certifications, you will have a firm grasp and advanced understating of expectations, duties, and req... Read More

30-Hour Claims Adjuster Post-Designation Training

Credentials / Certifications | 01/01/00 | 4614

Overview:   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 th... Read More


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