36th Annual Conference SYLLABUS

8:00 AM Workers’ Comp Medical Billing Updates for the QME
Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, Esq., CPC, CPC-I
8:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
8:30 AM Workers’ Comp Medical Billing Updates for the QME
Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, Esq., CPC, CPC-I
8:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
9:00 AM Workers’ Comp Medical Coding Updates for the QME
Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, Esq., CPC, CPC-I
9:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
9:30 AM Workers’ Comp Medical Colletions Updates for the QME
Suzanne Honor-Vangerov, Esq., CPC, CPC-I
9:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Cases that Got Doctors in Legal Trouble
Nicholas Roxborough, Esq., Charles Rondeau, Esq.
10:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
11:00 AM Cases that Got Doctors in Legal Trouble
Nicholas Roxborough, Esq., Charles Rondeau, Esq.
11:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
11:30 AM Cases that Got Doctors in Legal Trouble
Nicholas Roxborough, Esq., Charles Rondeau, Esq.
Q&A PEARLS
12:00 PM Even the Innocent Often Get Sued: How to Protect Yourself
Vinay Kohli, Esq.
12:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
12:30 PM Even the Innocent Often Get Sued: How to Defend Yourself Without Going Broke
Vinay Kohli, Esq.
12:55PM Q&A PEARLS
1:00 PM LUNCH
2:00 PM Preparing Quality Reports: Efficiently, Improving Report Preparation and your Interview (1.0)
Bobbie McDonald, PsyD, Michael Amster, M.D.
2:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
2:30 PM Preparing Quality Reports: Efficiently, Improving Report Preparation and your Interview
Bobbie McDonald, PsyD, Michael Amster, M.D.
2:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM Traumatic Brain Injury: Clinical Assessment (1.0)
Maureen Miner, M.D., Michael Richter, Esq., David Torrez, PhD
3:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
4:00 PM Traumatic Brain Injury Clinical Assessment
Maureen Miner, M.D., Michael Richter, Esq., David Torrez, PhD
4:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
4:30 PM Chiropractic Approach to Injured Workers: Differences & Similarities to Physiatry (1.0)
Wayne Whalen, D.C., Rick Skala, D.C.
4:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
5:00 PM Chiropractic Approach to Injured Workers: Differences & Similarities to Physiatry
Wayne Whalen, D.C., Rick Skala, D.C.
5:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
5:30 PM ADJOURN
8:00 AM Apportionment: What You Need to Know to Constitute Substantial Medical Evidence (1.5)
Judge Eric Ledger, William Davis, Esq., Adam Dombchik, Esq., Moderator Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.
8:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
8:30 AM Apportionment: What You Need to Know to Constitute Substantial Medical Evidence
Judge Eric Ledger, William Davis, Esq., Adam Dombchik, Esq., Moderator Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.
8:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
9:00 AM Apportionment: What You Need to Know to Constitute Substantial Medical Evidence
Judge Eric Ledger, William Davis, Esq., Adam Dombchik, Esq., Moderator Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.
9:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
9:30 AM Almaraz Guzman Ratings: When to Use Them and How to Stay Within the Guides (1.5)
Judge Eric Ledger, William Davis, Esq., Adam Dombchik, Esq., Moderator Steven Feinberg, M.D.
9:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
10:00 AM Almaraz Guzman Ratings: When to Use Them and How to Stay Within the Guides
Judge Eric Ledger, William Davis, Esq., Adam Dombchik, Esq., Moderator Steven Feinberg, M.D.
10:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
10:30 AM Almaraz Guzman Ratings: When to Use Them and How to Stay Within the Guides
Judge Eric Ledger, William Davis, Esq., Adam Dombchik, Esq., Moderator Steven Feinberg, M.D.
10:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
11:00 AM BREAK
11:30 AM WCAB Commissioners , What’s New, What’s Broken (1.0)
Comm Katherine Zalewski, Comm Anne Schmitz Moderator, Annu Navani, M.D.
Q&A PEARLS
12:00 PM WCAB Commissioners , What’s New, What’s Broken
Comm Katherine Zalewski, Comm Anne Schmitz Moderator, Annu Navani, M.D.
12:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
12:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM Radiology and the AMA Guides: Often Missed Impairment Ratings (1.0)
Sana Khan, M.D.
1:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
2:00 PM Radiology and the AMA Guides: Often Missed Impairment Ratings
Sana Khan, M.D.
2:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
2:30 PM BREAK
3:00 PM What is Problematic and What We Can Do to Help
Eloise Gomez Reyes, Assembly Majority Leader
Q&A PEARLS
3:30 PM What Goes Wrong with Investment Advisors: How People Invest their Money
Michael Turner
3:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
4:00 PM Work Comp PI Crossover
Jean Collazo, D.C.
4:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
4:30 PM Marketing Tactics: What Got Physicians in Trouble, What is Legally Allowed & Not Allowed
Dmitry Gurovich, Esq.
4:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
5:00 PM Marketing in 2021 for Workers’ Compensation
Winner to be announced
5:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
5:30 PM ADJOURN
8:00 AM What Judges & Attorneys Want to See in your Med-Legal Evaluation (1.0)
Judge Robert Rassp, Megan Ruble, Esq., Ellen Langville, Esq., Moderator Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.
8:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
8:30 AM What Judges & Attorneys Want to See in your Med-Legal Evaluation
Judge Robert Rassp, Megan Ruble, Esq., Ellen Langville, Esq., Moderator Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.
8:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
9:00 AM DWC; What is Next: Working with the DWC to Improve the System (1.0)
George Parisotto, Annu Navani, M.D.
9:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
9:30 AM DWC; What is Next: Working with the DWC to Improve the System
George Parisotto, Annu Navani, M.D.
9:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
10:00 AM BREAK
10:30 AM Case Law Update (1.0)
Judge Robert Rassp, Ellen Langville, Esq., Megan Ruble, Esq., Moderator Annu Nuvani
10:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
11:00 AM Case Law Update
Judge Robert Rassp, Ellen Langville, Esq., Megan Ruble, Esq., Moderator Annu Nuvani
11:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
11:30 AM Intro to the Importance of Bias in the QME System (1.0)
Steven Feinberg, M.D., Megan Ruble, Esq., Moderator Judge Colleen Casey
Q&A PEARLS
12:00 PM Intro to the Importance of Bias in the QME System
Steven Feinberg, M.D., Megan Ruble, Esq., Moderator Judge Colleen Casey
12:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
12:30 PM LUNCH
1:30 PM UR/IMR: Overview, Rules, Regulations & Getting to a Favorable Opinion (1.5)
Sana Khan, M.D., Chuck Rondeau, Esq. Moderator Leslie Levy, D.P.M.
1:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
2:00 PM UR/IMR: Overview, Rules, Regulations & Getting to a Favorable Opinion
Sana Khan, M.D., Chuck Rondeau, Esq. Moderator Leslie Levy, D.P.M.
2:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
2:30 PM UR/IMR: Overview, Rules, Regulations & Getting to a Favorable Opinion
Sana Khan, M.D., Chuck Rondeau, Esq. Moderator Leslie Levy, D.P.M.
2:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
3:00 PM BREAK
3:30 PM What is the Current Status re: Opioids (1.0 hour)
Annu Navani, M.D., Anna Lembke, M.D., William Brose, M.D.
3:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
4:00 PM What is the Current Status re: Opioids
Annu Navani, M.D., Anna Lembke, M.D., William Brose, M.D.
4:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
4:30 PM Advocacy: Strategies for 2022
Dean Florez
4:55 PM Q&A PEARLS
5:00 PM Advocacy: Strategies for 2022
Dean Florez
5:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
5:30 PM ADJOURN
8:00 AM Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (1.5)
Blake Thompson, M.D., Scott Small, M.D., Steven Feinberg, M.D. Moderator Brendan Morley, M.D.
8:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
8:30 AM Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Blake Thompson, M.D., Scott Small, M.D., Steven Feinberg, M.D. Moderator Brendan Morley, M.D.
8:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
9:00 AM Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Blake Thompson, M.D., Scott Small, M.D., Steven Feinberg, M.D. Moderator Brendan Morley, M.D.
9:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
9:30 AM Functional Capacity Evaluation: How to Use Them, When to Order, How to Interpret (1.0)
Carl Shin, M.D., Rachel Feinberg, D.P.T., Moderator Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.
9:55 AM Q&A PEARLS
10:00 AM Functional Capacity Evaluation: How to Use Them, When to Order, How to Interpret
Carl Shin, M.D., Rachel Feinberg, D.P.T., Moderator Jacob Rosenberg, M.D.
10:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
10:30 AM BREAK
11:00 AM Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trusts Fund: What you Need to Know and Who Qualifies (1.5)
Joshua Kirz, M.D., Moderator Brett Borah, Esq.
11:25 AM Q&A PEARLS
11:30 AM Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trusts Fund: What you Need to Know and Who Qualifies
Joshua Kirz, M.D., Moderator Brett Borah, Esq.
Q&A PEARLS
12:00 PM Subsequent Injuries Benefit Trusts Fund: What you Need to Know and Who Qualifies
Joshua Kirz, M.D., Moderator Brett Borah, Esq.
12:25 PM Q&A PEARLS
12:30 PM ADJOURN

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