Oct
24
Wed
Augmentative TBI in the Injured Worker
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday October 24th 2018

1 CE Hour:

  • RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA (all states except IA)
  • CCM, CDMS & CRC nationwide
  • Adjuster: AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, MS, MT, NC, NH, OK, OR, UT, TX
  • CA Adjuster: WC Post-Designation
  • PENDING: Adjuster LA, MD, NM, WA

 Course Objectives:

  • Identify what constitutes brain injuries and identify the appropriateness of augmentative communication devices and applications.
  • Recognize how augmentative communication equipment recommendations affect the injured worker’s level of function and understanding the deliverable and billing process for an injured workers’ compensations insurance carrier.
  • Understand the augmentative communication product lines focusing on maximizing the injured workers functional independence and to community reintegration safety.
  • Identify levels of diagnosis to the augmentative communication equipment recommendations by addressing that the injured worker may have secondary diagnosis or education deficient they may impede the outcomes.

Speaker Details

Zack Craft, ATS, ATP, CRTS, CAPS, CEAC, NRRTS Vice President of Rehab Solutions and Complex Care Education

Zack Kraft

Zack Craft, vice president and national product leader at One Call Care Management, directs the rehabilitationtechnology and complex care services for One Call, specializing in assistive technology for severely injured employees. Before joining One Call, Zack spent a decade in the engineering field and has designed a variety of products for use in physical therapy. Zack and his cross-functional team of rehabilitation specialists serve patients who have suffered complex and/or catastrophic injuries, such as brain injuries, severe wounds, amputations and other similar life-altering conditions. He and his team travel the country, evaluating patients in rehabilitation centers and visiting their homes to determine the best home-based treatment approach. Zack also oversees One Call’s LIFE Assessment® program that provides a 360-degree review of claims, valuating factors that impact patient health and quality of life throughout the lifespan of large loss files.

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Oct
26
Fri
Another Broken Heart – Understanding and Treating Heart Failure @ Online Webinar
Oct 26 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Event Type Live Online

Date Friday, October 26, 2018

Time 10:30 AM11:30 AM ET

Location PharmCon Webinar Studio (freeCE.com)

Credits 1 Contact Hour(s)

Target AudienceNurse, Pharmacist

Cost$0.00

Overview

More than 10 million patients visit their physician every year for heart failure. More patients require hospitalization for heart failure than all types of cancer combined. Heart failure usually gets worse with time and approximately 50% of patients with heart failure die within 5 years. Pharmacist involvement in the management of chronic heart failure can improve quality of life and minimize hospitalization. This knowledge-based activity will review the recommendations and updated pharmacotherapy for heart failure to include appropriate candidates, relevant drug interactions and monitoring parameters. Further, the activity will offer pharmacists strategies for educating patients on treatment and encouraging compliance with drug and diet therapy as part of the health care team to reduce further hospitalizations and improve patient outcomes.
Nov
13
Tue
Antihyperglycemic Therapy in Type 2 Diabetes: What’s Guiding Pharmacotherapy Choice?
Nov 13 @ 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Event Type Live Online

Date Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Time 8:00 PM9:30 PM ET

Location PharmCon Webinar Studio (freeCE.com)

Credits 1.5 Contact Hour(s)

Target AudienceNurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost$0.00

Overview

Diabetes treatment options continue to expand. While this allows providers to have a larger armamentarium for treatment, questions still remain about the best option(s) to use in certain patients. Clinical inertia related to progressive diabetes management also exists for many patients and providers, making successful glycemic control even more difficult. This program will provide and overview of strategies used for recognizing and overcoming clinical inertia. It will also provide an overview of commonly used diabetes treatment options, and focus on which options are best for certain patients.

30 days following this live webinar, participants will be invited to participate in a 30-minute follow-up home study (0.5 credit hour) that will provide the opportunity to review the main concepts from the webinar and apply what has been learned to patient cases related to diabetes treatment options.

Dec
11
Tue
Palliative Care: Enhancing the Vision of Quality Care
Dec 11 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Overview: This program provides a working definition of palliative care. It helps the clinician identify proper comprehensive assessment skills and delivery methods for aggressive pain management, along with specific strategies for symptom management.

Credits: 1.0 CCM, 1.0 RN, 1.0 SW

FURTHER INFO: https://www.coramhc.com/register/
Dec
12
Wed
The Big 3 of Workers’ Compensation
Dec 12 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Wednesday December 12th 2018

1 CE Hour:

  • RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA (all states except IA)
  • CCM, CDMS & CRC nationwide
  • Adjuster: AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, MS, MT, NC, NH, OK, OR, UT, TX
  • CA Adjuster: WC Post-Designation
  • PENDING: Adjuster LA, MD, NM, WA

 Course Objectives

  • Discuss the level of treatment needed, the increased costs associated and how co-morbidities adversely affect recovery and indemnity benefits
  • Identify the needs of the aged worker, the obese/overweight worker and the injured worker with significant co-morbidities
  • Understand increased recovery times for better return to work planning based on injury, age and adverse factors
  • Review case examples to learn to expect the unexpected

Speaker Details

Eric Patten, RN, BSN Senior Director of Clinical and Education

Eric Patten is senior direct

Eric Patten, RN

or of clinical services at One Call Care Management. He has over 24 years of nursing experience in critical care, emergency care, diabetes education and catastrophic case management. Prior to joining One Call in 2011, Eric served as a catastrophic nurse case manager for 12 years.This position provided him with a rich understanding of the daily challenges workers’ compensation adjusters and nurse case managers’ face and a unique ability to offer them support on complex, highexposure files.

As Senior Director of Clinical Services, Eric oversees teams of RN and PT Clinical Specialists, as well as Clinical Specialists managing hearing aid and dental injury claims. He and his team review large-loss complex files, helping to address issues related to comorbid conditions and identify opportunities for savings and improved care.

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Jan
21
Mon
Knee and Shoulder Injuries and Surgical Intervention @ WEBINAR
Jan 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Knee and Shoulder Injuries and Surgical Intervention @ WEBINAR

Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of common workplace injuries that cause knee and shoulder pain. Anthony Pribila, PT, DSc, CMPT, CMP, CEAS, of Therapeutic Rehab Specialists, will present real-life examples through case studies and offer a thorough review of basic anatomy and treatment options to assist adjusters in returning injured employees to work in a safe and efficient manner.

Jan
30
Wed
Evidence Based Medicine in Workers Compensation @ WEBINAR
Jan 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Evidence Based Medicine in Workers Compensation @ WEBINAR

Wednesday January 30th 2019

Approved for 1 CE Hour:
  • Nursing: RN, LPN, ARNP and CNA nationwide
  • Nursing Certifications: CCM, CDMS and CRC nationwide
  • Adjuster: AL, AK, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, LA, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT
  • CA Adjuster WC Post-Designation
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders
  • FL OT
  • FL PT
Pending Course Approvals:
  • Adjuster: KY, MN, WA
Course Objectives:
In this session, the adjuster or nurse case manager will understand that Evidence Based Medicine is, and the advantages to applying it in workers compensation.  They will also recognize the challenges and risks to applying Evidence Based Medicine unilaterally without consideration of individual patient needs.
  • Audience will understand what evidence-based medicine means and be able to list well-recognized evidence-based guidelines in the industry.
  • Review types of medical procedures and treatments that can be classified as excessive and discuss alternate paths of treatment.
  • Understand the impact applying evidence-based guidelines has on the delivery of care and outcomes.
  • Understand the challenges and risks associated with implementing EBM
Feb
20
Wed
Diabesity: Combating the Growing Challenge @ WEBINAR
Feb 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Diabesity: Combating the Growing Challenge @ WEBINAR

Diabesity: Combating the Growing Challenge

Wednesday February 20th 2019

1 CE Hour Approved for:

  • Nursing: RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA nationwide
  • Nursing Certifications: CCM, CDMS and CRC nationwide
  • Adjuster: AK, AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, LA, MS, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, UT, WA
  • Adjuster CA: WC Post-Designation
  • FL OT

Pending 1 CE Hour for:

  • FL PT
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Adjuster: KY, MN, MT, TX

Course Objectives:

  • Understand the alarming trends related to growing rates of obesity and diabetes – diabesity – among American workers, the heightened risk involved at the convergence of these conditions and their significant impact on workers’ compensation
  • Identify best practices for managing claims that involve injured workers with these conditions, from the point of injury to return-to-work
  • Develop a proactive and systemic strategy, rather than reactive processes, to manage claims where diabesity is a factor

Michelle Despres, PT, CEAS II Vice President, National Product Leader for Physical Therapy

Michelle is a leader within the world of physical therapy discussing everything from virtual physical therapy to physical therapy as an opioid alternative. She encourages injured workers to be independent and take an active role in their recovery with the help of innovations in physical therapy. Michelle mentors clinicians to improve delivery of treatments and services and return-to-work results. She performs onsite and online continuing education, has spoken at numerous conferences throughout the country, and is featured in the industries most prominent publications.

Mar
20
Wed
TMJ: How it works, How it gets injured, How it gets fixed @ WEBINAR
Mar 20 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Wednesday March 20th 2019

1 CE hour approved for:
  • Nursing: RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA nationwide
  • Nursing Certifications: CCM, CRC and CDMS nationwide
  • Adjuster: AK, AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, MS, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT
  • CA Adjuster: WC Post-Designation
  • FL OT
1 CE hour pending for:
  • FL PT
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Adjuster: LA, MN, MT
Course Objectives:
  • Describe the anatomy and function of the TMJ
  • Define the terms TMJ and TMD and learn how to recognize symptoms and possible treatment based upon those symptoms
  • Identify normal parameters of TMJ and identify common TMJ injuries that occur in work place
  • Review treatment options and implications both long and short term
  • Identify pre-existing issues that could contribute to diagnosis and treatment of TMJ
  • Identify different kinds of insurance coding for reimbursement and the use for each type
  • Identify surgical treatment and the indication for surgery based upon symptoms and/or diagnosis
  • Identify possible claim closure time and costs based upon symptoms and diagnosis

Leigh Kuhns, CRDH, Manager, Clinical Services (Dental)

Photo of Leigh Kuhns, CRDH, Manager, Clinical Services (Dental)
Leigh began her career at One Call as an operations manager for the Dental Care Coordination Team and continues her role as the exclusive dental reviewer for Keenan’s dental program. Additionally, Leigh is leading the Dental Clinical Services Team, which is responsible for reviewing every dental treatment plan that is submitted for appropriateness, relatedness and providing clinical oversight and savings to the customer.
Leigh has 23 years of experience in clinical hygiene and practice management in specialties including prosthodontics, periodontics, general cosmetic and implant dentistry and temporomandibular joint disorders.
Apr
17
Wed
Prosthetics: Maximizing Functional Potential
Apr 17 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Prosthetics: Maximizing Functional Potential

Wednesday April 17th 2019

1 CE hour approved for:

  • Nursing: RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA nationwide
  • Nursing Certifications: CCM, CRC and CDMS nationwide
  • Adjuster: AK, AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, TX, UT
  • CA Adjuster: WC Post-Designation
  • FL OT

1 CE hour PENDING for:

  • FL PT
  • AAPC: American Academy of Professional Coders
  • Adjuster: MN

Course Objectives:

  • The claims professional will understand some of the methods prosthetists use to objectively quantify functional potential of an injured worker with an amputation. This will allow them to know what questions to ask of the providers to make sure the medical justification is sufficient to support the recommended device.
  • The claims professional will be able to identify the differences between various prostheses and how the different characteristics help amputees reach their functional potential. They will understand the contraindications of some designs to help guide them in making the decision of what may or may not be appropriate.
  • The claims professional will understand the importance of the socket design and fit in decreasing the rate of rejection for a prosthesis. They will understand the necessity of the proper fit in order to maintain control, stability and function in the prosthesis.
  • The claims professional will recognize the impact of physical therapy and occupational therapy on the overall success of the patient with the prosthesis. They will be able to recognize when additional training is necessary vs. when a replacement prosthesis is required.