The Point Webinar – Claims Advocacy: What It Is and What It Isn’t

Wednesday, March 1, 2023 @ 12:00 Eastern Click on the Speakers image for biography information Licia ThompsonGuest Paul SighinolfiGuest David LanghamHost Bob WilsonHost What is Claim Advocacy? A fad? A new and better way? Or a blank check for illegitimate injuries? What else is it known as? Who does this concept really benefit? Our guests will cut through the clutter and define what Claim Advocacy is, and what it means…

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Mindfulness: What is all the hype & how does it fit into the WC space?

Look around in any industry, self-help arena, or in overall life improvement and you will find the topic of Mindfulness. There are books, apps, retreats, podcasts, pretty much any medium you can access covering this topic. In the workers’ compensation industry, we have started to see an influx in how to assist with injured workers and how to help ourselves. So what’s the hype and why does this matter? The…

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A Poem Written While on LSD – Or By Artificial Intelligence. Whichever.

Comedian Robin Williams once delivered what he called, “A Poem Written While on LSD.” It went roughly something like this: A Broo Arr Arr,A Broo Arr,Eve Arden,A Broo Broo Arr. Recently I have been playing with (chatting with, actually) OpenAI’s ChatGPT, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) machine that will likely, at best, eventually upend traditional search engine functions. At worst, it may enslave humanity and destroy life as we know it. But…

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Stop Being Boring…

The world needs us to stop being boring in workers’ compensation. We are on the horizon of 2023 and it is time to take a stand, make a change, and push ourselves to be better. We forget… boring is easy. It doesn’t challenge the status quo, it doesn’t speak up, and it doesn’t try to take on an industry filled with negativity. Boring is business as usual and we cannot…

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WorkCompCollege.com Announces QLI as Bronze Associate Partner

Lakewood Ranch, Fla. (January 20, 2023) – WorkCompCollege.com has announced QLI as a new Bronze Associate Partner. QLI is one of the nation’s premier post-hospital centers for brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, chronic pain, and limb loss. They focus on whole person recovery management which makes their mindset a perfect match for the WorkCompCollege.com curriculum. As part of the partnership, six QLI employees will go through the program to…

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The Four C’s: Clarity, Commitment, Creation & Community

The workers’ compensation industry has taken an interesting shift as we move into the post-pandemic and now more than ever, we need compassion. While working with injured workers can be stressful depending on the situation, add in the additional layer of stress on all sides, and we have a whole new ballgame to shine, helping those who are injured in our arena. Looking at things from a humanitarian approach is…

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Webinar: New York Prior Authorization Request (PAR) Basics

A webinar in partnership with theNational Workers’ Compensation Defense Network Maila HazenHamberger & Weiss LLP On 1/18/23, Maila Hazen will present "New York Prior Authorization Request (PAR) Basics". This webinar will discuss the New York Workers’ Compensation Board’s prior authorization request (“PAR”) process. PARs generally apply to requests for medical treatment that fall outside of the Board’s Medical Treatment Guidelines. Participants will learn the basics of the PAR process and practice tips for…

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How to Win in WC? Build a Recovery TEAM

A few weeks ago, a thought-provoking thread occurred on LinkedIn about frustrations felt in the workers’ compensation process. This thread stemmed around people not exercising their power to help the injured worker. Injured workers should not need to obtain legal representation to recover from their injury timely, effectively, and efficiently. One common theme emerged: We need to do better in our industry.  While many components flow through the workers’ compensation…

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The Road to Resilience: Helping injured workers take charge of their healing process.

When people sustain injuries in a work environment, the physical body sustains an injury, and the emotional psyche does as well. There is an added strain from the incident occurring during work time or within the work-family. How do we in the workers’ compensation community assist injured workers in taking charge, increasing confidence, and helping with whatever comes their way? Many conversation topics can help injured workers develop skillsets needed…

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Elevating the Standards of Workers’ Recovery: Employer Style

With buzz surrounding the advocacy-based claims model and focus on workers’ recovery, employers are often not sure where to begin. Here are three simple steps to improve your workers’ compensation program starting today. Acknowledgment. Acknowledge the injury, especially if it is unquestionable. Please pause for a moment before you continue reading and take yourself to the 20,000 foot view. You are not admitting fault… you are acknowledging something transpired…something happened.…

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