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46th Annual Worker's Compensation Update 2022

Product ID: CA3316W
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Weigh in on worker’s comp

Regardless of your level of experience, the 46th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update covers a wide range of topics designed to keep you current on fundamentals, as well as significant changes in the field. You’ll begin with a case law update that includes recent court decisions on Medicaid, medical causation, bankruptcy, independent contractors, and more.

Two sessions will offer you an in-depth look behind the curtain on:

Independent medical examinations (IMEs) – An applicant and defense attorney will be joined by a regional provider of independent medical examinations (IMEs), medical record reviews, and related medical-legal services. Hear discussion about all aspects of the independent medical examination process in Wisconsin worker’s compensation.

Vocational experts – Understand what a vocational expert needs to properly assess worker injuries and hear frank discussion regarding loss of earning capacity, the youthful worker presumption, and death claims.

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Pricing

Member $269.00

Non-Member $349.00

Credits

7 CLE, 1 EPR

Date and Time

Friday, September 16, 20228:30 AM - 4:00 PM CT

Add to Calendar 9/16/2022 8:30:00 AM 9/16/2022 4:00:00 PM America/Chicago 46th Annual Worker's Compensation Update 2022

Weigh in on worker’s comp

Regardless of your level of experience, the 46th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update covers a wide range of topics designed to keep you current on fundamentals, as well as significant changes in the field. You’ll begin with a case law update that includes recent court decisions on Medicaid, medical causation, bankruptcy, independent contractors, and more.

Two sessions will offer you an in-depth look behind the curtain on:

Independent medical examinations (IMEs) – An applicant and defense attorney will be joined by a regional provider of independent medical examinations (IMEs), medical record reviews, and related medical-legal services. Hear discussion about all aspects of the independent medical examination process in Wisconsin worker’s compensation.

Vocational experts – Understand what a vocational expert needs to properly assess worker injuries and hear frank discussion regarding loss of earning capacity, the youthful worker presumption, and death claims.

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Weigh in on worker’s comp

Regardless of your level of experience, the 46th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update covers a wide range of topics designed to keep you current on fundamentals, as well as significant changes in the field. You’ll begin with a case law update that includes recent court decisions on Medicaid, medical causation, bankruptcy, independent contractors, and more.

Two sessions will offer you an in-depth look behind the curtain on:

Independent medical examinations (IMEs) – An applicant and defense attorney will be joined by a regional provider of independent medical examinations (IMEs), medical record reviews, and related medical-legal services. Hear discussion about all aspects of the independent medical examination process in Wisconsin worker’s compensation.

Vocational experts – Understand what a vocational expert needs to properly assess worker injuries and hear frank discussion regarding loss of earning capacity, the youthful worker presumption, and death claims.

Read More ↓

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Program Chair:

Joshua B. Czuta
AF Group
New Berlin

Presenters:

Tracy Aiello
Director, Bureau of Claims Management
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Madison

Susan V. Barranco
Hennessy & Roach, P.C.
Milwaukee

Kristin S. Bruess
Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik, S.C.
Milwaukee

Roland C. Cafaro
Cafaro Law Offices, S.C.
Milwaukee

David Crawford
Crawford Evaluation Group
Waukesha

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
Division of Hearings & Appeals
Madison

Robert J. Janssen
Janssen Law LLC
Green Bay

Aviva Meridian Kaiser
State Bar of Wisconsin
Madison

Cathy A. Lake
ALJ, Deputy Bureau Director – Legal Services
Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Madison

Barbara K. Lemke, MS, CRC, LPC
Lemke Vocational Services, LLC
Waukesha

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

Bruce R Schuyler, MS, CRC, LPC
Schuyler Vocational Consulting, Inc.
Milwaukee

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

Joshua M. Turim
Hickey & Turim, S.C.
Milwaukee

Karl A. VanDeHey
Borgelt, Powell, Peterson & Frauen, S.C.
Milwaukee

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

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Case Law Update

  • Settlements and Medicaid
  • Analysis of medical causation
  • Medical bills and bankruptcy
  • Employment relationship and independent contractors
  • Clarification of “misconduct” definition
  • Permanent and total disability standards
  • April 10, 2022 amendments to Ch 102 regarding average weekly wage and PPD

Joseph P. Danas, Jr.

9:20 a.m. : OWCH Update

  • DHA-OWCH jurisdiction under the Act and HA 4
  • Worker’s Compensation Division jurisdiction and timelines
  • Status of an application for hearing upon the approval of compromise agreements
  • OWCH plan to resolve the hearings backlog

Hamdy A. Ezalarab

10:05 a.m. : Break

10:20 a.m. : Pulling Back the Curtain on Independent Medical Examinations

  • What makes an IME objective or subjective?
  • Two examination approaches to IMEs
  • Service associated with the medical expert – scheduling, medical record review, quality review
  • Obtaining honest, reasonable and defensible opinions – regardless of the referral source 
  • Objectivity – medical experts who represent defense or applicants

Kristin S. Bruess, Roland C. Cafaro, David Crawford, Charles F. Domer

11:20 a.m. : What is CMS Saying Now? A Medicare Update

  • Overview of Medicare Secondary Payer Act and Work Comp review thresholds

     

  • Trends in ways to address Medicare's interests during settlement
  • Factors to consider when considering Medicare's interests
  • Updates to CMS reference guide

Chelsie D. Springstead

12:10 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:10 p.m. : DWD Update

  • Worker’s compensation applications and caseload – An historical analysis
  • Update on the portal
  • Health cost dispute process – a brief overview

Tracy Aiello, Cathy Lake

1:55 p.m. : Why Vocational Experts Are Used in Worker’s Compensation Claims

  • When to retain a vocational expert
  • What a vocational expert needs to properly assess vocational matters
  • Case studies and topics of discussion:
    • Loss of earning capacity v. Odd Lot
    • Youthful worker presumption
    • Retirement and loss of earning capacity
    • Loss of earning capacity for death claims
  • When to retain a vocational expert
  • What a vocational expert needs to properly assess vocational matters
  • Case studies and topics of discussion:
    • Loss of earning capacity v. Odd Lot
    • Youthful worker presumption
    • Retirement and loss of earning capacity
    • Loss of earning capacity for death claims

Susan V. Barranco, Barbara K. Lemke, MS, CRC, LPC, Bruce Schuyler, Joshua M. Turim

2:45 p.m. : Break

3:00 p.m. : Ethical Predicaments and the Worker’s Compensation Attorney

  • Disengaging and asserting a lien
  • Proactive judges vs. the need to keep some information confidential prior to hearing
  • Client communication in a high-volume practice

Robert J. Janssen, Aviva Meridian Kaiser, Jason R. Oldenburg, Karl D. VanDeHey, Scott E. Wade

4:00 p.m. : Program Concludes

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

  • Get up to speed on all the latest rulings in less than an hour with our annual case law update
  • Hear updates from the Office of Worker’s Compensation Hearings (OWCH) and the Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
  • Know what you need to have to get independent medical examinations and vocational assessments done right
  • Overcome common real-world ethical quagmires with help from our popular ethics panel
  • Worker’s compensation lawyers
  • Labor and employment lawyers
  • Insurance lawyers
  • General practitioners

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