8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30 a.m.
Questions/Problem Areas

H. Douglas Jones, Esq.
Jones Howard Law, PLLC

This session is an opportunity for you to ask the tough questions and identify problem areas.  Each question and problem area will be addressed during the conference.

9 a.m.
Workers’ Compensation Overview (Part 1 of 2)

H. Douglas Jones, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
Mark W. Howard, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
Troy W. Skeens, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC

•    What constitutes a work-related injury?
•    Did the injury cause the physical condition?
•    Do you owe for pre-existing conditions?
•    What if the employee is traveling or off work premises when injured?
•    What about unexplained falls?
•    Do you have to provide light or restricted duty?

10:30 a.m.
Update from Frankfort – What Employers Should Know...and Then Some

Robert L. Swisher, Esq., Commissioner, Department of Workers’ Claims

11 a.m.
Incident Reporting and Investigation Techniques That Really Work!

Matt Carter, Director of Health and Safety, Novolex

•    Implement punctual incident notification process.
•    How to use effective investigation and interviewing techniques to gather accurate data.
•    How to identify root cause.
•    What data should be included in an investigation (report).
•    Hazard control measures and action plans.

Noon
Lunch (provided)

1 p.m.
Workers’ Compensation Overview (Part 2 of 2)

H. Douglas Jones, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
Mark W. Howard, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
Troy W. Skeens, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC

•    Settlement strategies.
•    Full and final settlements.
•    Dismissal with prejudice.
•    Questions and problem areas you identify will be addressed.

2:15 p.m.
What the Heck is the New “Drug Formulary” and “Evidence-Based Medicine” – How Will It Cut Costs?

Rosalie Faris, RN, BSN, CCM COHN-S, Sr. Vice President, Occupational Managed Care Alliance, Inc.

•    How does it work?
•    What should employers know?
•    Do employers have to do anything?

3:45 p.m.
Question and Answer/Closing Comments

H. Douglas Jones, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
Mark W. Howard, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
Troy W. Skeens, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC

4 p.m.
29th Annual Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Seminar Adjourns

 

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