Medicare Second Payer Act Will be Topic at Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference

“Medicare Secondary Payer Act 101: The Reader’s Digest Version” will be presented during the August 19-23 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Orlando, FL, July 11, 2012 --( The Medicare road can be confusing, especially when it intersects with workers’ compensation. Stakeholders can get on a fast track to knowledge when “Medicare Secondary Payer Act 101: The Reader’s Digest Version” is presented during the August 19-23 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

Bret Cade, executive vice president of Gould & Lamb in Bradenton will moderate, and Roy Franco, principal of Franco Signor in Kenmore, N.Y. will speak.

The presentation will include a brief yet analytical review of the Medicare Secondary Payer Act, which includes Conditional Payments, Medicare Set Aside (MSA) allocations, self administration and professional administration. Franco will also address how the MSP ties into the mandatory insurer reporting procedures.

The session will be presented on Tuesday, August 21.

About WCEC & WCI
Now in its 67th year, the Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) is the must-attend event for C-level executives, risk managers, claims adjusters, insurers, and medical and legal experts. Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Institute (WCI), the conference offers attendees an extraordinary opportunity to connect with their peers and learn from nationally recognized experts.

Ongoing registration for the 2012 gathering reflects the global perspective of the conference, with an expected 8,000 participants from over 35 states and a number of foreign countries. The conference itself has been expanded to four days to accommodate the several hundred speakers presenting discipline-specific programs, break-out sessions and CEU opportunities. Of particular interest are a National Trends’ program featuring three national medical directors; a Risk Managers’ break-out paneled by two insurance company presidents; and a two-day “Center for Excellence: The Study of Medical Cost Drivers in Workers’ Compensation,” sponsored by Liberty Mutual. Additionally, more than 300 exhibitors will present information on their products and services.

The 2012 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference will be held August 19-23 at the Orlando World Center Marriott.

The WCI is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that serves as a comprehensive resource to all members of the workers’ compensation community. The WCI is an outgrowth of the long-established Florida Workers’ Compensation Institute. FWCI remains in existence under the WCI umbrella and continues its Florida focus, while the national organization provides a broader outreach across all states. The website is
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