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2019 Claims Examiner's Toolbox aboard the Queen Mary

Upcoming Live Seminars | 05/03/19 | 140 seats available | 386

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 MCLE Super Saturday

Upcoming Live Seminars | 01/19/19 | 3 seats available | 2106

Venue CHANGED from the Sportsmens Lodge to the Airtel Plaza Hotel 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 o... Read More

$329.00


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

Upcoming Live Seminars | 02/21/19 | 1023

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 prac... Read More

Specialized Mattresses: One Size Does Not Fit All - Free Webinar

Upcoming Live Seminars | 01/24/19 | 324

Overview: With wound injuries costing the healthcare industry $50 billion annually, the critical need to understand that a mattress and bed are vital components in every hospital facility and homecare setting is becoming increasingly imperative. Many people think of a mattress and only view it as a mechanism to sleep on, but for healthcare needs, it provides so much more: prevention, healing and stability. Pairing the right mattress and bed with the right wound could be the single factor that determines if a person is going to recover on time or not.   Mattresses and beds are ... Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 99: Bird Box

Podcast | 01/11/19 | 22

This week on Work Comp Matters, Steve, Mike & Robert discuss Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, the LA School Board Strike, Strippers in the Bay Area and much more.  An update from John Scalia from Munich.  Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 97: Goodbye 2018 - Year in Review

Podcast | 12/28/18 | 29

This week on Work Comp Matters, Steve, Mike, Robert & Ted discuss all the events of 2018 that we liked & disliked.  An update from John Scalia.  Topics include WCAB, Immigration, Trump’s Wall, March For Our Lives, Guns, Laura Wilson, Breathalyzers, and much more. Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 96: Kristen Chavez and WorkCompCentral

Podcast | 12/21/18 | 35

This week on Work Comp matters Steve interviews the President and CEO of Work Comp Central, Kristen Chavez. In addition to talking about how she started at the company, Kristen also discusses her role as leader, her hiring and firing practices and also the direction that Work Comp Central is going into the future. All this plus news of the week makes this one show you definitely do not want to miss.  Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 95: Michael Burgis

Podcast | 12/14/18 | 40

Steve Interviews Michael Burgis, The Law Offices of Michael Burgis & Associates – we talk about his Personal life, business life & workers compensation matters. Read More

Podcast 94: George Herbert Walker Bush

Podcast | 12/07/18 | 37

This week Steve, Robert & Mike discuss George Herbert Walker Bush, Self Driving Cars and all the other News of the Week. Steve discusses his lunch meeting with President & CEO of WorkCompCentral.com, Kristen Chavez. All that, plus news of the week for you employees, employers & independent contractors on this edition of Work Comp Matters. Read More

Work Comp Matters - Episode 93: Thanksgiving Show

Podcast | 11/25/18 | 54

This week Robert & Steve give thanks to friends, colleagues & those that we love for their contribution to our success.  Additionally, Robert & Steve discuss the fires that have raged Southern California, Global Warming & Robert gives a special segment on how to pass the California bar exam.  All that, plus news of the week for you employees, employers & independent contractors on this edition of Work Comp Matters. Read More


Online Courses

QME Report Writing - 2019 Update

Medical / Ortho / Psych / QME | 12/03/18 | 354

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 | 11950

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 | 1773

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. !uestion and answer sessions was 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 | 3254

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 - Tobin Lucks Read More

$129.00

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

Litigation | 10/28/18 | 1733

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 | 2257

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 | 1602

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 | 5252

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

Opioid Alternatives: Treating Chronic Pain in Injured Workers

Comp Overview / Background | 05/11/18 | 1553

Discussion: Opioid Alternatives: Treating Chronic Pain in Injured Workers CEUs: California credit is currently unavailable. For Florida- The course titled Opioid Alternatives: Treating Chronic Pain in Injured Workers has been approved by the Florida Department of Financial Services for 3 hours of insurance continuing education credit. Course Number: 104084 Provider Number: 363372  Instructors: Phil Walls, myMatrixx, Keynote Presenter and moderator Nomen Azeem, MD, FAAPMR, Florida Spine & Pain Specialists Tate Rice, Director, Physical Medicine, Healthesystems Silvia Sacalis, VP... Read More


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AMA Guides 5th Edition - Impairment Assessment Certification

Credentials / Certifications | 09/17/18 | 2257

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 | 8332

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 | 20189

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 | 610

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 | 717

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 | 722

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 | 61

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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