ICLEF and the Indiana Worker's Compensation Board are proud to bring the annual Fall Institute once again. Join Worker's Compensation Board Chair, Linda Hamilton, and her faculty, for a full day of information to help you in your Comp practice. Whether you are new or a seasoned veteran, there is something for everyone. One hour of ethics will also be provided. Register soon, to ensure your spot!
8:30 A.M. Registration & Coffee
8:55 A.M. Welcome & Introduction
- Hon. Linda P. Hamilton, Program Chair
9:00 A.M. How to Calculate and Submit a PPI to the Board
- Katia Brodskaya, Sherry L. DeFrance
• The Board will explain what documentation is acceptable,
when a whole body rating is required, how to calculate a
multiple digit loss and more
10:00 A.M. Nurse Case Managers – the Final Say
- Hon. Linda P. Hamilton, Tim Rankin
• The ad hoc committee has reviewed and proposed
amendments to the guidance posted on the Worker’s
Compensation Board’s website. Add your comments
before it is officially updated! This session will also include
input from an expert on NCMs, Tim Rankin, who is
Vice President of Operations at PDM. PDM and its RN case
managers focus their work on complicated, lost time worker’s
compensation claims for insurers, TPAs, and self-insured employers.
10:45 A.M. Coffee Break
11:00 A.M. When are we acting in our capacity as citizens and when are we
acting in our capacity as lawyers?
- Hon. Gerald D. Ediger
• Practical applications of Disciplinary Rule 8.4.
12:00 P.M. Questions & Answers
12:15 P.M. Lunch Break (on your own)
1:15 P.M. “You can’t always get what you want, but do you get what
- Tyson P. Schroeder
• Is the availability of effective pain medication to injured
workers being undermined by overly cautious worker’s
compensation carriers in light of narcotic addiction and
overdose issues? Would a State formulary improve or
exacerbate the situation? What if the worker turns to
street drugs to treat pain because physician-ordered
prescriptions won’t be filled by payers? What practitioners
need to know now.
2:45 P.M. Refreshment Break
3:00 P.M. Doing Good Unto Others
- Bradley L. Varner
• Could a neighborly good deed possibly turn into a
compensable work injury in the time of climate change and
recent Court of Appeals decisions? Thousands will flock to
Texas and Florida to offer assistance following Harvey and
Irma. Could they pose a worker’s compensation risk to
employers if they wear a company T? Drive a company
4:30 P.M. Adjourn
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