Event Calendar

January Power Hour

Hot Topic Roundtable Discussion Moderated by Lisa Iamonaco
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place

Power Hours were created first and foremost as a venue for candid discussion, and the analysis of challenges in order to find better solutions. We will kick of 2018 with a discussion of current hot topics, including settling a workers’ compensation claim for a Compromise & Release with or without a resignation. Please bring what’s hot for you to the table!

 

February Power Hour

Opioid Addiction in the Workers Compensation Arena | Presenter: Raphael Duran
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Marshall Dennehey

On February 15, 2018, we invite you to a roundtable discussion on opiate use. Special guest Dr. Bryan DeSouza will join us to discuss the topic of prescription and illicit drug use in the work place. Strategies on reducing the risks of these drugs, as well as case management, will be topics of conversation.

 

March Power Hour

Legislating the Epidemic: How Regulation & Legislation are Impacting Opioid Prescribing | Presenter: Don Lipsy
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Sedgwick Claims Management, Inc

Since 2016, states have started to take independent action to address the overprescribing of opioids as a response to the national opioid overdose epidemic. Based largely upon the concept of limiting opioid use at the outset of treatment to stave off the potential for overuse and abuse, multiple states have now adopted similar rules that focus on prohibiting prescriber behavior in the initial phase of treatment. As we move forward with the battle against opioid overuse and abuse, the question is now being ask, “Is limiting how a physician treats their patients a reasonable solution?”

Reviewing existing opioid prescribing laws, worker’s compensation formulary laws, and new laws that are being proposed we will examine the effects that opioid prescribing limitations are having and discuss the opposition arguments that are being raised from the prescriber community.

 

April Power Hour

Best Practices for Addressing Smartphones in Civil Discovery | Laurence “Larry” D. Lieb, CCPA, COSFE, CBE, LCE, FEXE, Tyger Forensics
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Golkow

Smartphones, such as iPhones and Android phones, have become ubiquitous in daily life, and can store unique evidence potentially relevant to civil lawsuits of all types. This presentation will educate attendees as to the important categories of evidence that can be recovered from smartphones and how these categories can be leveraged in not only a defensive manner but also an offensive manner in civil litigation.

You’ll also learn the reasonable steps one should take to protect attorney-client communications from spying and techniques that can be applied to unmask an anonymous, unfriendly party.

 

May Power Hour

Viewing a Claim Through the Eyes of a Nurse Case Manager | Presenters: Lori Sailor, Christine Pruitt, Paula Martin, Farrah Betty
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Restore Rehabilitation, LLC

Is today’s workforce affecting claim costs and outcomes? While the average medical cost for worker’s compensation is $7,500, the medical cost of individual claims can creep into the millions. Learn how rising risk factors such as co-morbidities, age, translation barriers, and chronic diseases are leading to increased complexities and costs.

We’ll also discuss additional factors such as telephonic versus field case management, early intervention, catastrophic claims, and the value of medication review. We look forward to discussing the evolving obstacles and challenges faced in today’s work comp world while sharing how nurse case management leads to effective keys to a clinical pathway.

 

June Power Hour

Applying Managed Care Protocols to Liability Claims | Presenter: Dan Sheehy & Rita Westerbeck
Thursday, June 21, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Coventry

Presenters Dan Sheehy and Rita Westerbeck will discuss how to apply managed care protocols to liability claims.

Learn about Legal Nurse Reviews, triggers for referral, and how reviews can help identify pre-existing conditions, opportunities for subrogation, and excessive or duplicative treatments.

 

July Power Hour

All Rise: Millennials and the Millennial Mindset in Claims and the Workplace | Presenter: Greg McKenna
Thursday, July 19, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Gallagher Basset

Millennials are the most studied generation in history. In this session, we will discuss the results of the leading studies about Millennial demographics, beliefs, and behaviors. We will discuss these factors and their relationship to the entire spectrum of liability claims from social media, to claims communication strategies, to jury selection involving millennials. Additionally, we will explore the advent of app-based work and the future of the workplace, which is being shaped by the preferences and behaviors of the largest working generational group. Throughout the session, we will discuss communication strategies and the media necessary to effectively communicate with and persuade claimants and jurors who fit a millennial profile. Please join us for this illuminating and engaging session.

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August Power Hour

Utilizing Experts on Complex Large Losses | Presenter: Ben Irwin
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc.

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September Power Hour

Topic TBA
Thursday, September 20, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Kane, Pugh,Knoell, Troy & Kramer

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October Power Hour

Topic TBA
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: Corvel

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November Power Hour

Holistic Approach to WC including Data Analytics and Wellness | Presenter: Mike MacAulay
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: PMA Group

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December Power Hour

Predictive Modeling | Presenter: Christopher Bullick
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Hosted by Golkow at One Liberty Place
Sponsored by: ESIS