Michele Punturi, a shareholder in the Workers' Compensation Department, is speaking at the 2017 CLM & Business Insurance Workers' Compensation Conference. This conference offers unprecedented knowledge access to leaders in the workers' compensation profession.
Michele will join a panel of industry professionals to discuss "Today's 'Medical Only' Claim is Tomorrow's 'Indemnity Claim.'" The challenges faced by employers, insurance carriers and third-party administrators are mounting in the workers' compensation arena. More often than not, claims initially identified as "medical only" are increasingly being categorized as "indemnity" claims. What can be done to better protect companies? Clearly, injury prevention is key. And while each claim has its unique facts and not all will be handled in the same manner or by the same claims professional, setting and maintaining strategic goals in every case will avoid unnecessary costs. What are the factors that give rise to these ever-expanding claims? Do such claims share common characteristics? Are there ways to identify, prevent and limit them? How can the use of predictive analytics, which allows organizations to identify troublesome claims before they become complex and costly, support a positive outcome? This session will provide valuable insights about preventing medical-only claims from becoming indemnity claims. Attendees will recognize the issues and causes that arise and learn how to mitigate the costs of such claims to achieve the most favorable results.
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