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Mid-Summer Seminar 2015, Protecting Your Stake
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June 19 - 22, 2014

WHERE: Hyatt Regency Downtown, 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814. We set aside a small block of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $129 + tax/fees. You can call the Hyatt directly at (888) 421-1442 to book your room (be sure to mention CSIMS to receive the discount) or follow this link to book online. THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS AT THE GROUP RATE IS MAY 29, 2014. Don't delay!

Schedule of Events

For complete information, including registration fees, transportation, continuing education credits, etc., please follow the Learn More About this Event link at the bottom. To register online, follow this link.

THURSDAY, JUNE 19, 2014

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.            (No CE credit)
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
Directors and Past Presidents Only

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.        Registration Open

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.            (No CE credit)

FEE SCHEDULE UPDATE, BILLING AND COLLECTIONS

Carlyle R. Brakensiek, Esq., Stephen J. Cattolica, Sue Honor-Vangerov, Esq. and Sarah Moray
Billing and Collection Update - How is the system working now that we are five months into the new RBRVS schedule?  What you need to know NOW to be successful.

TO REGISTER ONLINE, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

FRIDAY, JUNE 20, 2014

7 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.    Registration Open
7 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.    Exhibits Open

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.             (2 CE hours)
SUBSTANTIAL MEDICAL EVIDENCE –
Meeting Your Burden of Proof

Robert Rassp, Esq., WCAB Judge Colleen Casey
Attorney Robert Rassp and Judge Colleen Casey will discuss what substantial medical evidence means to every physician in the workers’ compensation system - evaluators and treating physicians alike.


9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.    Break in the Exhibit Hall

10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.            (1.5 CE hours)
UR/IMR PANEL
Lee Snook M.D., Joshua Kirz, Ph.D., Robert Larsen, M.D.
With the release of new regulations and more to come, what is the status of the MTUS & Evidence Based Medicine?  How does a physician know what evidence is needed to substantiate a request for authorization?


11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.    Lunch Break - Box lunch provided.

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.                   (1.5 CE hours)
CUMULATIVE INJURIES UNDER ATTACK -
What is Really at Stake?

Maureen Miner, M.D., Moderator (Melissa Brown, Esq., Christine Baker, Claude Munday, Ph.D.,invited)
Did AB 1309 (Perea) really only affect pro athletes or is there more to it?  Who is really most at risk?


2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Break in the Exhibit Hall

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.            (1 CE hour)
LEGISLATIVE UPDATE
Carlyle R. Brakensiek, Esq., Stephen J. Cattolica
What is lurking in the weeds.


4 p.m. - 5 p.m.
STATE CAPITOL TOUR
What’s it like under the dome of the state capitol?  Visit places within the building that may be “off limits” to the average visitor.  See everything from Governor Jerry Brown’s modernistic portrait from his first term to the legislative hearing rooms, Capitol store and more.

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
WELCOME RECEPTION
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres while catching up with your colleagues and mingling with the exhibitors.

TO REGISTER ONLINE, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

SATURDAY, JUNE 21, 2014

7 a.m. - 6 p.m.        Exhibits and Registration Open

8 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.            (1.5 CE hours)
APPORTIONMENT PANEL
Ray Correio, Esq., Robert Rassp, Esq.
Apportionment can be found everywhere and nowhere.  Attorneys Ray Correio and Robert Rassp lead the search.

9:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.    Break in the Exhibit Hall

10 a.m. - 11:30 p.m.            (1.5 CE hours)
OFFICE AUTOMATION - Using Technology to Take Better Care of Your Patient
Michael Post, M.D., Moderator

This panel discussion of physicians and technical experts will present what is best…and worst…about EMR/EHR systems.  Should everyone have one?  Are there effective alternatives?

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. KEYNOTE LUNCHEON

(No CE credit)
Guest Speaker: David DePaolo, Esq.
A nationally known blogger, speaker and one-man think tank on all things workers’ compensation, David will provide attendees with insights into everything they need to know, but may have been afraid to ask, about where the comp system is going and how it may get there.

1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.                (3 CE hours)
SPECIALTY BREAKOUT SESSIONS
Case studies will highlight topics of interest to the specialty.

3 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break in the Exhibit Hall

Mental Health BREAKOUT

David Kauss, Ph.D., Moderator

Neuromusculoskeletal BREAKOUT

Peter Mandell, M.D., Moderator
This breakout also includes a presentation by George Balfour, M.D. and Christopher Jobe, M.D. about the use and effectiveness of ultra-sound as a diagnostic alternative to traditional x-rays.


Internal Medicine BREAKOUT
Arthur Lipper, M.D., Moderator

TO REGISTER ONLINE, FOLLOW THIS LINK.

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

8 a.m. - 12 p.m.        Registration Open

8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.            (1.5 CE hours)
IMPROVING ACCESS TO CONSULTATIONS
Nachman Brautbar, M.D., Moderator
The RBRVS fee schedule compromises the  value of consultant reports as evidence.  This panel will analyze and discuss how consultations can be protected for the sake of injured workers and their employers.


10 a.m. - 12 noon            (2 CE hours)
CASE LAW UPDATE
WCAB Judge Pamela W. Foust (ret), David B. Leonard, Esq.
An in-depth discussion of how court decisions made in the last 12 months affect the practice of industrial medicine.


12 noon   ADJOURN

For complete information, including registration fees, transportation, continuing education credits, etc., please follow the Learn More About this Event link below.

WHEN: June 19 - 22, 2014
WHERE: Hyatt Regency Downtown, 1209 L St, Sacramento, CA 95814. We set aside a small block of sleeping rooms at a discounted rate of $129 + tax/fees. You can call the Hyatt directly at (888) 421-1442 to book your room (be sure to mention CSIMS to receive the discount) or follow this link to book online. THE DEADLINE FOR RESERVATIONS AT THE GROUP RATE IS MAY 29, 2014. Don't delay!

Follow the link below for a brochure and additional information. Print the registration page and fax, mail or e-mail to the CSIMS office OR follow this link for on-line registration.

Questions? Contact us at (800) 629-4199 or akerstner@advocal.com.


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