Experts Will Discuss MSP Compliance at Work Comp Educational Conference
Workers’ compensation legal and claims’ experts will discuss their trials, tribulations, best practices in complying with CMS’ policies to take Medicare’s interest into consideration when settling future medical care during the August 19-23 Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference.
Members of the “MSP Compliance in the Real World: A Roundtable Discussion” panel include Rafael Gonzalez, director of Medicare compliance at Gould & Lamb in Bradenton, Fla.; Skip Brechtel, chief technical officer of CCMSI in Metairie, La.; Wade McGuffey, attorney with Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson in Atlanta; Honorable David Langham, deputy chief judge of workers’ compensation claims in Pensacola, Fla.; Mark Popolizio, senior legal counsel of Crowe Paradis in North Reading, Mass.; Roy Franco, principal with Franco Signor in Kenmore, N.Y.; Wanda Reas, attorney with Znosko & Reas in Orlando; Slyvius Von Sauken, chief compliance officer with Garretson Resolution Group in Cincinnati; Celia Mendez, mediator and attorney with Moreland & Mendez in Maitland, Fla.; and Lisa Kalo, attorney with Kalo & Verheul in Sarasota, Fla..
The session will be presented on Wednesday, August 22.
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 www.wci360.com.