11:00 AM – 5:00
Kids’ Chance Fundraiser Golf Tournament at Shell Landing (lunch provided)
Tournament starts at 1:00 p.m.
10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Exhibitors Set Up Magnolia Ballroom
11:00 AM – 6:30 PM
General Registration Registration Desk & Magnolia Foyer
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Speed Dating, Err We Mean Speed Learning Workers’ Comp Style, Part 1
Geared towards adjusters, attorneys, medical personnel, risk managers and safety professionals who are new to the world of workers’ compensation or just anyone who wants a refresher. Move about the room and join our qualified speakers from Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana for entertaining and informative discussions, speed dating game style, about the basics of workers’ compensation. Get your education and your steps! Topics discussed in the session are how to avoid litigation, mental/idiopathic claims, second injury fund, scheduled member claims, regulatory forms, initial investigation/choice of physician, total joint injuries, intoxication defense and hernias. Presenters for this two-part session are attorney Matt Hetzel (Wells, Marble & Hurst); attorney Scott Yoste (Markow Walker), staff attorney Megan Garrott (Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission), attorney Jonathan Sholtis (Deakle, Sholtis & Hamil), nurse/claims professional Matt Davis (Case Experts), nurse case manager Cherry Roberts (AmFed), and attorney Jeremy England (Speed, Seta, Martin, Trivett, Stubley & Fickling).
2:00 PM – 2:20 PM
Break Magnolia Foyer
2:20 PM – 3:30 PM
Speed Learning, Worker’s Comp Style, Part 2
The final part of the speed learning game because there’s much more to learn and more steps to burn! Join the crew from Part 1 for presentations concerning bad faith/outrage, jurisdiction, body as a whole, injuries, utilization review, and death benefits.
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Break Magnolia Foyer
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Managed Care in the Workers’ Compensation Claim
Sponsored by JMS Consulting, Inc.
Nurse case manager Mark Finn (Quantum Medical) moderates a conversation among attorney Tristan Armer (Heidelberg, Steinberger, Burrow and Armer), nurse case manager Christina Johnson (JMS Consulting, Inc.), attorney Garner Wetzel (James K. Wetzel & Associates), claims professional Matt Daughdrill (CCMSI) and risk management specialist Tina O’Keefe (Gold Strike Casino) regarding the use of managed medical care in the workers’ compensation claims.
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM
Reception Honoring MWCC Commissioners, Administrative Judges, Alabama And Louisiana Participants
Dinner on your own.