2018 Winter Conference Schedule

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Wilsonville Holiday Inn Program Schedule

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

6:30 – 7:30 am Exhibitor Set Up 
7:30 – 3:00 pm General Registration 
7:30 – 8:30 am Exhibitor Fair
7:30 – 8:30 am Breakfast – sponsored by ALARIS
8:30 – 8:35 am President’s Welcome & Conference Announcements – Terri Johnson, Oregon TPA Oversight Manager, Corporate Risk Management Department, Albertson’s Companies
8:35 – 9:35 am Hearing Issues in the Workplace – Harold Kim, MD
9:35 – 10:35 am The ABCs of MCOs – Laurel Gunderson, Senior Provider Relations Representative, Providence MCO
10:35 – 10:55 am Refreshment Break and Exhibitor Fair – Be a Sponsor
10:55 – 12:00 pm 2018 Update on Navigating Oregon Leave Laws with Workers’ Compensation Claims – Amy Angel, Partner, Barran Liebman, LLP
12:00  – 1:00 pm Lunch  & Exhibitor Fair– Be a Sponsor
1:00 – 2:00 pm Economic Forecast – John Mitchell, M & H Economic Consultants
2:00 – 3:00 pm There’s a flag on the Field – Greig Lowell, Project Manager, Workers Compensation Board.  

Penalties, fouls, and fees – a deep dive into claims processing infractions, errors and traps. From claim filing to claim closure, the many ways you can find yourself in trouble.

3:00 – 3:15 pm Refreshment Break and Exhibitor Fair – Be a Sponsor
3:15 – 4:10 pm Elements of an Investigation – Jason Olson, Partner & General Manager, Digistream    

An investigation is riddled with many different challenges. Whether it be confirming the correct person is being filmed or determining when a photo on social media was actually taken versus uploaded, questions and confusion arise all the time. The problem is, most of that could be miti­gated if not outright eliminated if more people considered a case from multiple approaches instead of just one. What this session hopes to reveal is how attacking an investigation from several angles simultaneously will yield the best results. With real-life examples demonstrating the effects a multi-pronged approach to cases can have, the need to understand the essential elements of an investigation should become obvious.


4:10 – 4:30 pm An Update from WCD on Rulemaking and Other Activities & a Preview of the 2018 Legislative Session –Lou Savage, Administrator, Workers’ Compensation Division; Guy Boileau, Workers’ Compensation Claims Manager, Louisiana-Pacific Corporation, and MLAC Management Co-Chair; Nellie DeVries, Administrative Services Manager & Government Affairs, OWCA

This presentation will review the new claims information system and rulemaking activities at WCD as well as other updates from the Division, MLAC and OSIA’s Legislative Committee in advance of the 2018 Legislative Session.

4:30 – 5:30 pm President’s Reception – Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and beverage – Be a Sponsor