We encourage our members to check out the following events that are offered free or at a significant discount. All of our 1-hour webinars are FREE for current OSIA members.
This webinar will focus on strategies for managing your safety efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as begin preparations for a return to “normal”. As this is an evolving situation, the latest data will be used in this presentation but is subject to change. Please consult the Center for Disease Control for the latest guidance.
Gary Smith, MLIR, CRM, CSRM, Director, National Loss Control Services, Mackinaw Administrators, joined Mackinaw Administrations in 2019 as the Director of National Loss Control Services. Prior to that he worked for York Risk Services Group as the Director of Risk Control Services. He has over 25 years of experience in the safety and loss control profession; having worked extensively with the manufacturing industry, serving in facility and corporate safety roles. Gary has also spent several years working on the agency and brokerage side. Gary’s areas of expertise include ergonomics, safety training, risk assessments and safety program development, and implementation; and he holds a Master’s Degree from Michigan State University and is a Certified Risk Management professional.
FREE FOR MEMBERS!
Patrick Czuprynski is NuQuest’s Director of Lien Resolution. In addition to leading the lien resolution team, he represents debtors in conditional payment administrative appeals and negotiations through the Medicare Appeal Council and provides consulting services for settlements and Section 111 inquiries. Mr. Czuprynski presents webinars on Medicare secondary payer compliance on behalf of NuQuest. He has also been published in the Illinois State Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Newsletter, the ISIA Newsletter, The National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals publication, Workers’ Compensation Law, and the Maryland State Bar Association publication. An attorney, licensed in Illinois, Mr. Czuprynski is a member of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals, serving on the Legal Round Table, Policy and Legislation and Liability MSP Advisory committees. Mr. Czuprynski holds a J.D. from Valparaiso University Law School, and a B.B.A from University of Wisconsin Green Bay.
Prior to joining NuQuest, Ms. Smith received her undergraduate Political Science Degree from Gannon University and received her Master of Arts and Juris Doctorate degrees from Duquesne University. She thereafter served as a judicial clerk for the Hon. Dante Pellegrini, President Judge of the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania. Ms. Smith went on to practice as a shareholder at a top Pittsburgh law firm serving as Vice-Chair of the Medicare Compliance Group. She concentrated her practice in the area of Medicare compliance as well as workers’ compensation litigation, medical malpractice, and general insurance defense. Ms. Smith also served as a Medicare compliance attorney and shareholder for a national defense firm and worked as in-house counsel for a leading Pittsburgh health facility. Ms. Smith was selected for inclusion in the list of outstanding young attorneys in 2008 and has been listed in since 2011 in the area of workers’ compensation. Ms. Smith is involved in various charitable organizations and serves as a volunteer faculty advisor for a local high school trial advocacy team. Ms. Smith is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and West Virginia. In her role as VP of Compliance and Customer Relations, Ms. Smith utilizes her extensive compliance, litigation, and workers’ compensation experience to provide customers guidance on Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP) issues . She has lectured throughout the country on MSP compliance and has written numerous articles on various subjects.
1. Understand what case management is; 2. Know when and how to use it effectively; 3. Role of case management in the larger workers’ compensation team; 4. What case managers can and cannot do; 5. Recent studies about effectiveness of case management; 6. Concept of proactive vs reactive use of case management; 7. Application of case management in world of COVID-19.
Mollie Kallen has over 30 years of professional experience in the worker’s compensation industry. Mollie is originally from Ohio and graduated with a Bachelor's in Education from Washington University and a Master's in counseling from Northwestern University. She has worked in the industry from all perspectives, culminating in her building a national case management company of over 400 case managers. Mollie started her career as a public school teacher and then moved towards counseling and psychology at a Master’s Degree level. Her introduction to worker’s compensation was providing group and individual counseling to injured workers and their families in the private clinical sector. She then started her case management career with the first national case management company, Intracorp, and quickly became one of their highly successful and most requested case managers. Mollie transition to Corvel as a senior case manager for 13 years and became noted in her field in South Florida . After working at Genex for one year, Mollie decided to start her own company as a sole practicing case manager, giving customers the high quality care without higher costs, administrative fees and incentivizations that she had known in prior companies. Mollie formed MKCM ( Mollie Kallen Case Management, Inc.) emphasizing strong customer service, transparency, ethics, quality and using only experienced case managers. MKCM is now the only national, wholly owned and minority run case management company. Mollie has become a leader in our industry and speaks at many national and regional conferences, webinars and does a great deal of training in our industry. Mollie is involved in many industry wide organizations and believes strongly in mentoring young professionals and case managers.
Workers’ Compensation is a data rich business. Turning data into actionable insights should be a top priority. Why? The data is a valuable source of information for managing workers’ compensation claims. In this session, we will explore how to utilize workers’ compensation data to generate better claim outcomes. In this webinar participants will learn how to 1.) Identify the key sources of data and what information they contain 2.) Learn how to use predictive models to identify emerging large-loss claims 3.) Use workers' compensation data, identify potential claim interventions.
Brian Billings is the Vice President of Predictive Analytics at Midwest Employers Casualty (MEC), a Berkley Company. With 25 years of technology experience in industries including banking, investment services, insurance services, and healthcare, he is an established leader in the area of data analytics. Brian holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and a Juris Doctor degree from Saint Louis University. In his current role, he leads a team of data experts in building and deploying predictive models to help employers and injured workers achieve better outcomes.
This course firmly establishes the dramatic impact of 2020’s coronavirus pandemic on everyone in the nation. Understanding the virus’ impact and the onset of “The New Normal” make it clear how important maintaining vigilance towards fraud indicators is and will continue to be. Gain clarity on the options for dealing with fraud in ways that make good fiscal sense and honors meritorious claim decision-making.
Objectives: Claims Handling; When to Investigate; Impact of Current Situation.
Nick Ferrante is currently an Investigative Consultant for Frasco, Inc, one of our approved National Vendors for Investigations. Nick has 9 years of experience in investigations, specializes in Social Media Investigations and teaches Continuing Education throughout the country. He is an approved CEU Instructor in every state that requires it and has presented on the topic of Social Media close to 100 times. Nick resides in Peachtree City, GA, with his wife and two daughters.