Workers' Compensation Symposium

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Our annual Workers’ Compensation Symposium offers the latest on trends and changes in the workers’ compensation industry specifically targeted to healthcare.

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Overview

Challenges to workers’ compensation and employee safety continue to intensify. Strengthening your understanding of current risks and changes in the workers’ compensation industry has never been more critical.

That’s why the LHA Trust Funds offers its annual Workers’ Compensation Symposium at no cost to members of the LHA Workers’ Compensation Trust Fund.

Experts and peer leaders discuss hot topics in healthcare employee health and safety as they share tools, ideas, and information that will help you develop stronger workers’ compensation and prevention of injury plans. Registration is required for attendance.

Should I Attend?

Anyone interested in healthcare workers' compensation, including HR Professionals, Employee Health, Directors of Nursing, Quality Coordinators, and Risk Managers, is invited to attend this event.


Agenda

8:00 am - 8:30 am: Registration

8:30 am – 8:45 am: Introductions


8:45 am – 9:45 am: Data vs. Artificial Intelligence to Reduce Risk?

In this presentation, Mr. Brett Sanders explores the use of artificial intelligence (AI) to influence your risk assessments. He also examines how post-injury investigations can lead to meaningful change.

Speaker:

Brett Sanders
Select Medical

Objectives:

  • Discuss how and why healthcare professionals should use artificial intelligence (AI).
  • Identify lagging indicators to enhance leading indicators.
  • Implement options for reducing workplace injuries.

9:45 am – 10:00 am: Workers' Compensation Guide for Employers

In this presentation, Ms. Jamie Lamb introduces the launch of our updated Workers’ Compensation Guide for Employers. She also provides you with an overview of our resources that are available to help guide you and your staff through the claims process.

Speaker:

Jamie Lamb, AIC, INC, SCLA
Vice President of Claims Operation, LHA Trust Funds


10:00 am - 10:15 am: Break


10:15 am - 11:00 am: The Second Injury Fund and Workers' Compensation

The Second Injury Fund is beneficial in Workers’ Compensation claims. From this discussion, you learn the importance of using the post-hire medical questionnaire and how it relates to second injury fund claims.

Speakers:

Lisa Gillespie
Reimbursement Consultants, Inc.

Lori Colley
RCI

Objectives:

  • Discuss the purpose of the Second Injury Fund and its benefit to employers.
  • Discuss the importance of post-hire medical questionnaires and how they relate to Second Injury Fund claims.

11:00 am - 12:00 pm: Building a Successful Post-Accident Drug Screening Program

Creating a successful and effective post-accident drug screening program can be challenging. North Oaks Health System has developed a program that positively impacts treatment for injured employees and a process for in-house screening. In this presentation, they share the components of their program and the results they have seen.

Speaker:

Tracy Pettigrew
Employee Service Director, North Oaks Health System

Objectives:

  • Discuss how to build a successful post-accident drug screening process.
  • Explore the financial benefits of conducting in-house post-accident drug screens.
  • Discuss how to create effective policies and procedures for post-accident drug screening.
  • Learn what impact post-accident screening has on treatment for injured employees.

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm: Lunch


12:45 pm - 2:00 pm: Recent Legislation Hot Topics

Speaker:

Representative Michael Melerine
District 6


2:00 pm - 2:15 pm: Break


2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Revitalizing Teams: Seamless Onboarding for New and Returning Employees Post Workers' Comp Injury

This presentation offers a comprehensive guide to navigating the onboarding process for new hires and employees returning to work after a worker's compensation injury. Through practical strategies and best practices, attendees will gain insights into tailoring onboarding experiences to individual needs, fostering a culture of inclusivity, and maximizing productivity.

Speakers:

Brett Moreau
Abbeville General Hospital

Brittany Bordelon
Abbeville General Hospital

Objectives:

  • Apply comprehensive strategies and tools for onboarding new employees, fostering a seamless integration process that maximizes the organization's productivity, engagement, and satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate actionable insights into tailoring onboarding processes to the needs of diverse talent, fostering a culture of belonging, and accelerating new hires' path to success.
  • Integrate actionable strategies for accelerating the return-to-work process post-worker's comp injury.
  • Describe efficient communication methods, injury management tactics, and collaborative rehabilitation approaches to enhance organizational productivity and employee wellbeing.

3:15 pm - 3:30 pm: Closing and Evaluations


Cost

LHA Trust Funds members may attend the Workers' Compensation Symposium for free.

Non-members are also welcome to attend for a $495 fee.

Accommodations

Please contact LHA Trust Funds if you have a disability that may require special accommodations for this educational opportunity. LHA Trust Funds is committed to ensuring full accessibility for all registrants.

Event Speakers

Brittany Bordelon

Registered Nurse, Abbeville General Hospital

Brittany Bordelon, a dedicated professional, was born and raised in the heart of Louisiana.

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Brett A. Moreau

Clinical Nurse, Clinical IT Educator, Abbeville General Hospital

Brett A. Moreau currently serves as a Clinical Nurse and Clinical IT Educator at Abbeville General Hospital.

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Brett Sanders, MS, OTR/L, CEAS, COEE

National Account Manager, WorkStrategies

Brett has been an Occupational Therapist for 26 years and has treated in a variety of settings.

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Lisa Gillespie

President, Reimbursement Consultants, Inc.

Lisa M. Gillespie, President, has been employed with Reimbursement Consultants, Inc. since 1995.

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Lori Colley

Consultant, Reimbursement Consultants, Inc.

Lori G. Colley has been employed with Reimbursement Consultants, Inc. since 1998.

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Tracy Pettigrew

Human Resources Director, North Oaks Health System

Tracy Pettigrew oversees all aspects of Human Resources at North Oaks Health System.

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