WCI 2023 Sneak Peek: Federal Workers’ Compensation Programs Breakout

This year’s conference continues its precedent of keeping stakeholders up-to-date on matters related to the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act, Jones Act, and the Defense Base Act; and Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance. The Breakouts bring together experts from the federal government, academia, and private industry who will share their perspectives on some of the significant legal, policy, and administrative issues impacting these programs.

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Act, Jones Act, and the Defense Base Act Breakout Sessions:

  • News and Trends with Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs
  • Determining Average Weekly Wage
  • Motion Practice and Discovery Before the Office of Administrative Law Judges
  • Respiratory and Exposure Injuries – An Industrial Hygienist’s Perspective
  • Respiratory and Exposure Injuries
  • Vocational Assessments and Suitable Alternate Employment
  • Employees Performing Hurricane Cleanup and Construction-Implications from a Workers’ Compensation and Marine Perspective
  • Case Law Update

“This year’s program returns with a strong commitment and participation from the US. Department of Labor as well as distinguished professionals and experts in the relevant fields. Tuesday’s program is action packed with five courses covering latest trends and statistics from the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, substantive topics such as the ever changing average weekly wage methodology, and even the rise of motion practice in Longshore and DBA claims and the ethical and responsible use of same. We have also incorporated the hot topic of Respiratory Exposures and the complex legal, medical and scientific thresholds that must be met for these cases.” – Robert Bamdas, Breakout Organizer

Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance Breakout Sessions:

  • Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service Policies and Perspectives
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Trends and Best Practices
  • Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance and Settlement Innovations

“Going far beyond the basics, our three-part Medicare Secondary Payer presentation will be focused on smart, practical strategies and imaginative innovations designed to simultaneously increase settlements, savings, and MSP compliance. With contributions from CMS administration officials, the nation’s largest employers and claims organizations, and industry-renowned practitioners, the content will be as comprehensive as it is insightful. If you are looking for fresh ideas to settle more workers’ compensation cases for less with greater compliance confidence, be sure to join us.” – Michael Hernandez, Breakout Organizer

For more detailed information about this breakout or to view the full WCI 2023 Conference Program, click here.