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Live Event! - DAY AT THE MUSEUM - FREE for Claims Professionals

Upcoming Live Seminars | 03/30/23 | 39 seats available | 3525

Email support@workcompcentral for enrollment.   Overview: Our annual in-person claims day seminar is back! We have a new venue in Long Beach and have designed an entire day of engaging sessions especially for claims professionals including best practices for handling California workers' compensation claims. Get WCC Certified! Attendees will receive a certificate of completion including 6 CE's.  This seminar is designed for claims professionals. Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis. No law firms allowed unless sponsoring. Email support@workcompcent... Read More

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Free Webinar: How to Ensure An IME/PQME is an Effective Tool When Managing a Claim

Upcoming Live Seminars | 04/20/23 | 62

Overview: An Independent Medical Exam (IME) can be an effective tool for claims management, but navigating the timelines and regulations can be challenging, especially in the Golden State.  In this webinar, we go beyond the basics and dive into some of the steps and regulatory procedures surrounding IMEs and PQMEs.  Participants will walk away with effective strategies to put into practice immediately to ensure an IME/PQME is an effective tool when managing a claim. Learning Objectives: During the webinar, our instructors will answer these questions and more: When shou... Read More

Free Webinar: Social Responsibility & Workers' Compensation: Containing Costs while Making a Positive Community Impact

Upcoming Live Seminars | 03/28/23 | 2260

Overview: When it comes to Return-to-Work programs, one size does not fit all. Companies need options that focus on whole person recovery and minimize disruption to the organization’s day-to-day operations. Injured workers can be accommodated with temporary light-duty work at non-profit organizations. The employer and carrier can significantly reduce workers’ compensation costs while giving back to the community by using a charity organization as an offsite modified duty option. This type of program can help employees return to work faster, reduce risk and symptoms of depr... Read More

So You Have Accepted a COVID-19 Claim, Now What? Senate Bill 22 and its Impact on Your Claims Handling in Texas

Free Online Training | 02/09/23 | 3103

Overview: This course is designed to assist attorneys and insurance adjusters in their understanding of work related COVID-19 claims, claims coverage issues (compensability), the COVID-19 presumption created by Senate Bill (SB 22),    The course has also been developed to provide education and knowledge about COVID-19 workers’ compensation claims for attorneys, insurance adjusters, case managers, and managed care professionals. There is a strong emphasis on the COVID-19 virus, compensability and job “course and scope” issues associated with the virus, case m... Read More

Free Webinar: Best Practices- Coordinating Home Healthcare

Free Online Training | 01/19/23 | 1789

Overview: In this course you’ll hear from a home health nurse on the key points to reduce falls in the home and minimize readmission to the hospital for your clients.  We’ll discuss important topics including, transitioning home from the hospital safely, creating a good plan of care,  medication management and following up on the care plan with nurses and caregivers.  A home health nurse can be your eyes and ears in the home as you manage client care. Learning Objectives: Key elements of a safe transition from hospital to home Simple techniques to redu... Read More

Medicare $1K Penalties, You Ready?

Free Online Training | 12/07/22 | 2783

Course Overview: In this session, we will discuss a 15-year-old law that consistently confuses and frustrates responsible reporting entities in our industry. Medicare is about to publish its final regulations on how they will fine you up to $1,000 per day if you do not comply with this law. This rule is expected to be published in February 2023. Join us to discuss strategies to avoid penalties, specifically how to prevent incurring $1,000 per day per file. Learning Objectives: After this webinar, attendees will be able to: identify current activities that could lead to fines u... Read More

Innovative Tech Trends in Workers' Compensation, Managed Care, & Safety

Claims | 11/17/22 | 3577

iew:rview: Course Overview: The property and casualty insurance industry traditionally lags when adopting new technologies. Most of us joke about it on convention room floors and during happy hours, but in recent years, technology and the concept of digital transformation has accelerated at an incredible pace. It is resonating through almost every aspect of the claims journey by way of technology-enabled apps, cloud technology, rapid advancements in clinical and operational systems, staffing, and overall culture. In this webinar, we will review some of the technological advancements that are... Read More

Intro To Motivational Interviewing for Claims Professionals

Free Online Training | 11/01/22 | 1595

Short Summary: In this webinar, attendees will learn how Motivational Interviewing can be used to improve communication with injured worker patients. MI involves practical, empathetic, and short-term processes that take into consideration how difficult it is to make life changes. Motivational interviewing is often used to help people change their behaviors when facing addiction and chronic conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and obesity, to name a few. Motivational interviewing is a good tool for people experiencing anger and/or hostility about their situation. It can help ... Read More

Considering Social Barriers to an Injured Workers' Recovery

Free Online Training | 10/11/22 | 2647

Overview: We know that health is determined by more than just access to quality medical care. Social factors such as poverty, housing, and education can significantly impact health outcomes. These factors are known as the social determinants of health (SDOH). SDOH can act as barriers to recovery from illness or injury, and they can also contribute to chronic conditions. In order to address SDOH, it is essential to take a whole-person approach to health. This means considering each individual's physical, mental, and social needs. economic factors such as income and employment are key dr... Read More

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2023 MCLE Super Saturday

New Law / Case Law | 01/07/23 | 1955

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 | 1386

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