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Theme: Resilience or Renovation

 

AGENDA

Thursday, March 5, 2015

8:15 am 8:30 am     WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION TO THE CONFERENCE

Mr. Vincent Donnelly, The PMA Insurance Group Chair, WCRI Board of Directors
Dr. Richard A. Victor, WCRI Executive Director
                                                           

8:30 am 9:00 am    IMPACT OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT (ACA) ON WORKERS' COMPENSATION CASE SHIFTING

Dr. Richard A. Victor, WCRI

9:00 am - 10:15 am    PHYSICIAN DISPENSING: COSTS AND CONSEQUENCES

Moderator: Dr. Vennela Thumula, WCRI

Cost: Impact of Recent Reforms
Ms. Dongchun Wang, WCRI

Unnecessary Care
Dr. Vennela Thumula, WCRI

Patient Outcomes: Return to Work
Mr. Alex Swedlow, California Workers' Compensation Institute

Commentary
Ms. Artemis Emslie, myMatrixx


10:15
am 10:35 am   Networking Break

10:35 am 11:50 am    PERSUASION: THE SCIENCE AND ART OF EFFECTIVE INFLUENCE

Professor Gary Orren, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

11:50 am
1:15 pm    LUNCHEON

1:15 pm 1:45 pm     THE PRICE IMPACT OF WORKERS' COMPENSATION FEE SCHEDULES

Mr. Barry Lipton, NCCI Holdings, Inc.

1:45 pm 2:30 pm     PERVERSE EFFECTS OF LOW FEE SCHEDULES

Dr. Rebecca Yang, WCRI

2
:30 pm 2:50 pm     Networking Break

2:50 pm 4:30 pm     FINDINGS FROM NEW WCRI STUDIES

Why Surgery Rates Vary
Dr. Christine Yee, WCRI

Impact of Provider Choice Laws
Dr. Bogdan Savych, WCRI

4:30 pm                     ADJOURN


Friday, March 6, 2015

8:00 am 9:00 am     STATE OF THE STATES   

Ms. Ramona P. Tanabe, WCRI
Ms. Evelina Radeva, WCRI
Ms. Carol Telles, WCRI

9:00 am 9:10 am     RESILIENCE OR RENOVATION?

Dr. Richard A. Victor, WCRI
   
9:10 am 10:40 am    RESILIENCE: LESSONS FROM TWO DECADES OF REFORMS

Moderator: Dr. John W. Ruser, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Texas:              Ms. Amy Lee, Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers' Compensation
Pennsylvania:   Mr. Bruce Hockman, JLT Towers Re
Oregon:            Mr. Bob Shiprack, formerly with Oregon Building Trades Council
Florida:            Ms. Tammy Perdue, Associated Industries of Florida

10:40 am 10:55 am   Networking Break

10:55 am 11:50 am   CHALLENGES THAT MIGHT LEAD TO RENOVATION

Moderator: Dr. Richard A. Victor, WCRI

Challenges to the Constitutionality of                              Mr. Charles Davoli, WILG
Workers' Compensation

Aging, Compensability, and Dispute Resolution              
Judge David Langham, Florida Office of
                                                                                         Judges of Compensation Claims and Division
                                                                                         of Administrative Hearings


11:50 am 12 noon   CONCLUDING REMARKS

Ms. Ramona P. Tanabe, WCRI

 

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