CWCI Schedules Training on the New Med-Legal Fee Schedule (On-Demand Webinar, Available starting 3/22/21)
A one-hour webinar to introduce workers’ compensation professionals to changes to the California Workers’ Compensation Medical-Legal Fee Schedule (MLFS) that the Division of Workers’ Compensation has filed with the Office of Administrative Law. The revised schedule is slated to take effect for services rendered on or after 4/1/21.
CWCI XXIII Case Law Seminar
CWCI will conduct its 23rd annual California Workers’ Compensation Case Law Seminar via live online video broadcast from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Pacific) on May 18, 2021. The full-day session will provide a comprehensive review of the last year in decisional law, including discussions on recent court decisions and insights on appropriate negotiation and defense strategies for claims personnel, attorneys, hearing reps, and other industry professionals.
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MMXXI CWCI Annual Meeting: A Year Later
CWCI 2021 Annual Meeting: A Year Later (3 hours). The 2021 Annual Meeting was presented in two parts:
- Part I focused on economics and research. During this session, keynote speaker Dr. Mark Schniepp, Director of the California Economic Forecast, provided detailed data and observations on the current and future implications of COVID-19 on the California and the U.S. economies. CWCI Senior Vice-President of Research Rena David and CWCI President Alex Swedlow then presented the latest Institute research on COVID-19 claims in the California workers’ compensation system, offering a detailed look at claim frequency, medical treatment delivery, and return to work.
- Part II featured insights for 2021, beginning with a joint presentation by Dr. Kurt Hegmann, Chair of the ACOEM Practice Guidelines Committee, and Dr. Rupali Das, California Medical Director of Zenith Insurance and UCSF Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, who discussed the development and implementation of ACOEM’s COVID-19 treatment guideline and medical delivery for COVID-19 in workers’ compensation. CWCI General Counsel Ellen Sims Langille and veteran industry expert Mark Webb then reviewed current legal and political issues in workers’ compensation that public policymakers and the courts are likely to address in 2021. Claims and compliance experts Debra Russell, Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives for the Schools Insurance Authority workers’ compensation program, and Julie Riddle, Assistant Director of Claim Compliance for The Hartford then wrapped up the session with a discussion of the challenges of claims adjusting in the time of COVID-19.