43rd Annual Worker's Compensation Update 2019

Product ID: CA2923W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Guidance for real-world issues

The 43rd Annual Worker’s Compensation Update will cover the range of issues that both applicant and defense attorneys face, and offer clear solutions for how to proceed in complex situations.

Administrators from the Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings (OWCH) will be present to give an update on the latest developments, caseload, procedures, and rules. Then, you’ll learn how to:

  • Assist clients in navigating barriers to return to work or obtain medical care
  • Have candid discussions with applicants and their families about sensitive issues
  • Respond to ethical conundrums
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Pricing

Member $259.00

Non-Member $339.00

7 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Friday, September 13, 20198:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT

Add to Calendar 9/13/2019 8:30:00 AM 9/13/2019 4:00:00 PM America/Chicago 43rd Annual Worker's Compensation Update 2019

Guidance for real-world issues

The 43rd Annual Worker’s Compensation Update will cover the range of issues that both applicant and defense attorneys face, and offer clear solutions for how to proceed in complex situations.

Administrators from the Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings (OWCH) will be present to give an update on the latest developments, caseload, procedures, and rules. Then, you’ll learn how to:

  • Assist clients in navigating barriers to return to work or obtain medical care
  • Have candid discussions with applicants and their families about sensitive issues
  • Respond to ethical conundrums

Claim confidence

Along with guidance for representing injured workers, you’ll hear the latest on the advisory council’s agreed-upon bill for working with medical treatment providers and insurance companies. Review the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and its impact on worker’s compensation. Ensure medical bills are paid by the proper entity and gain a better understanding of your obligations in:

  • Seeking medical bill reimbursement before and after settlement
  • Meeting standards for a bad faith argument
  • Resolving Medicare claims for past and future medical care

Break down the complexities of representing injured workers. Register now!

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Guidance for real-world issues

The 43rd Annual Worker’s Compensation Update will cover the range of issues that both applicant and defense attorneys face, and offer clear solutions for how to proceed in complex situations.

Administrators from the Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings (OWCH) will be present to give an update on the latest developments, caseload, procedures, and rules. Then, you’ll learn how to:

  • Assist clients in navigating barriers to return to work or obtain medical care
  • Have candid discussions with applicants and their families about sensitive issues
  • Respond to ethical conundrums
Read More

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Program Chair:

Joshua B. Czuta
AF Group
New Berlin

Presenters:

Joseph P. Danas, Jr.
Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.
Milwaukee

Charles F. Domer
Domer Law, S.C.
Milwaukee

Hamdy A. Ezalarab
Director, Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings
Wisconsin Department of Administration- Division of Hearings & Appeals
Madison

Aaron P. Frederickson
MSP Compliance Solutions, LLC
Minneapolis

Robert J. Janssen

Janssen Law LLC
Green Bay

Melissa A. Kirschner
Weld Riley, S.C.
Eau Claire

Jason R. Oldenburg
Injury and Disability Law Office of Wisconsin LLC
Glendale

Timothy J. Pierce
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Casey P. Shorts
The Previant Law Firm, S.C.
Milwaukee

Chelsie D. Springstead
Lindner & Marsack, S.C.
Milwaukee

Karl A. VanDeHey

Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.
Milwaukee

Scott E. Wade
von Briesen & Roper, S.C.
Milwaukee

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Case Law Update

  • Post Tetra Tech analysis of factual/legal issues
  • Comparative outcomes of credible and substantial evidence appellate review
  • Development of case law on Medicare issues
  • Update on refusal to rehire
  • Burden of proof in UEF cases

Joseph P. Danas, Jr.

9:20 a.m. : DHA-OWCH Update

  • Administrative rules update
  • Current caseload

Hamdy A. Ezalarab

10:10 a.m. : Break

10:25 a.m. : Legal Work or Social Work? The Real-World Issues and Impacts of Representing Injured Workers

  • Headaches and obligations in seeking medical bill reimbursement (before and after settlement), including pursuing a “medical only” case
  • Barriers in reporting an injury, returning to work, and obtaining medical care
  • Candid discussions with applicant and family about penalty claims, disability claims, health insurance, child support, and more
  • Sticky representation situations, including separation agreements, insurance reimbursement agreements, and bankruptcy

Charles F. Domer

 11:15 a.m. : Bad Faith Update 2019

  • History and background
  • Current statutes and standards
  • Bad faith vs. late payments
  • Good faith denials (factual, legal, medical)
  • Recent cases

Melissa A. Kirschner

12:05 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. : The Basics and Beyond: What Every Work Comp Attorney (and Stakeholder) Needs to Know

  • Overview of the basic framework of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act and its impact on worker’s compensation
  • Best practices to implement in conditional payment identification and resolution for a law firm and claims team
  • Proper case management and analyze to resolve troublesome cases involve future medicals

Aaron P. Frederickson

2:05 p.m. : Legislative Update

  • Status of the advisory council agreed upon bill
  • Potential for updated statutory minimum PPD ratings from the health advisory board

Casey P. Shorts, Chelsie D. Springstead

2:55 p.m. : Break

3:10 p.m. : Ethical Predicaments and the Work Comp Lawyer

  • Interviewing witnesses – including the applicant’s supervisors
  • Billing for costs deemed not recoverable by OWCH
  • Attorney-client privilege and respect for the rights of third persons
  • Reporting misconduct of other attorneys

Robert J. Janssen, Jason R. Oldenburg, Timothy J. Pierce, Karl VanDeHey, Scott E. Wade

4:00 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Receive a comprehensive overview of important case law
  • Be in the know regarding potential updates to PPD ratings
  • Understand your obligations to Medicare in seeking medical bill reimbursement
  • Get an update on OWCH latest developments, caseload, procedures, and rules
  • Find out what meets the standard for a bad faith argument
  • Learn solutions for avoiding and managing difficult situations/cases
  • Worker’s compensation attorneys
  • Insurance defense lawyers

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Worker’s Compensation Handbook

Save 20% on the Worker’s Compensation Handbook. Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version.* An essential resource for any attorney who represent employees or employers in worker’s comp cases—including corporate counsel and practitioners of employment, personal injury, and insurance law.

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*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound® editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.

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