The Intersection of Medicine and Disability — A Doctor’s View

  • Room: South Pacific F
  • Session Number: DM3
Thursday, December 07, 2017: 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


Marcos Iglesias


With qualification for benefit programs like non-occupational disability insurance, social security and workers’ compensation often dependent on a doctor’s determination, claims payers can play a crucial role in helping them make sound assessments. A popular NWCDC speaker, Dr. Marcos Iglesias will help you understand disability-assessment methods and decipher what makes someone disabled, whether it’s a diagnosis or an impairment — and who gets to decide. You’ll discover the value of accurate communications with medical providers and how they can help the injured regain an active life.


Learning Objectives

Recognize what disability is and how it is evaluated
Manage medical provider communications to help injured workers
Differentiate needless disability from appropriate medical determinations