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Wednesday, November 06, 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

  • Room: Islander D-E
  • Session Number: MM1
Industry-leading claims payers are enlisting progressive thinking to tackle continually escalating medical costs that threaten effective claims management and organizational viability, the latest Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Study revealed. Hear the study’s results and gain practical advice from speakers representing diverse payer perspectives as they explain how high-performing organizations surmount the... Read More
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Wednesday, November 06, 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

  • Room: South Pacific D
  • Session Number: MM2
Risk managers and claims administrators are finding increased success and improved claims outcomes by working with centers of excellence to deliver quality healthcare to injured workers. The centers capably treat all aspects of challenging injuries, all in one place, by offering excellent providers. It’s a holistic treatment approach that is... Read More
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Thursday, November 07, 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM

  • Room: South Pacific D
  • Session Number: MM3
The misuse of opioid painkillers places undue burdens on businesses and society while injured workers become addicted, shattering lives and harming their families. But risk managers and their allies are responding with a number of measures for overcoming prescription abuse patterns. Those measures include using drug-screening guidelines, prescription authorization alerts,... Read More
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Thursday, November 07, 1:45 PM - 2:45 PM

  • Room: South Pacific D
  • Session Number: MM4
Many cost drivers make funding prescription drugs an ongoing challenge for workers’ compensation claims payers. The speakers will examine prominent cost drivers, including inflation specific to drugs often prescribed to injured workers, a changing generic drug market, so-called “new” opioids, rogue pharma CEOs, specialty drugs, and aging workers. Then they... Read More
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Thursday, November 07, 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Room: South Pacific F
  • Session Number: MM5
Successfully returning an injured worker to the job requires strengthening the roles of the employer, insurer, and treating provider. The presenters will discuss developing job descriptions and implementing policies and procedures that help employers and doctors make safe return-to-work recommendations. They will also discuss accessing analytic tools and developing programs... Read More
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Thursday, November 07, 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

  • Room: Islander B-C
  • Session Number: MM6
Workplace amputation cases don’t happen often, but understanding best practices for managing the claims that do occur is imperative. Hidden cost drivers, specialized care, and inappropriate products and services are common challenges requiring careful navigation. Empathy and constant communication with the injured worker also have a role. Hear an employer,... Read More
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