Workers' Compensation Spring Update 2016: Staying Ahead of the Changes

March 2016
Workers' Compensation Spring Update 2016:  Staying Ahead of the Changes
Co-sponsored by the CBA Workers' Compensation Section
Program Highlights:
- Case Law Update
- Medicare Set-Asides
- Behind the Scenes at the Division
- Changes to Rule 9
- Changes to the Upper and Lower Extremity Medical Treatment Guidelines
- Ethics: Proactive Management Based Regulation (PMBR)
Program Description:
The Planning Committee has been bringing you incomparable CLE programs, and the 2016 Spring Update does not disappoint. As always, get an up-to-the-minute Case Law Update. There is always something new to know about Medicare Set-Asides, so this topic is included on the agenda. Have you ever wondered why the Division of Workers' Compensation does certain things? Get a glimpse behind the curtain! Then tune in for changes to Rule 9 from the perspectives of the claimant, the respondents and the bench. The all-important medical topic for the Spring Update is about the changes to the upper and lower extremity medical treatment guidelines. Finally, the head of the Office of Attorney Regulation talks about a possible new model of self-regulation in Colorado.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction
Extended by Margaret "Mimi" A. Metzger, Esq., Moderator
Case Law Update
Presented by Katherine H.R. Mackey, Esq., and Robert N. Trigg, Esq.
Networking Break
Medicare Set-Asides
Eligibility; When Medicare Set-Asides are Needed; New Cases; Issues Regarding Medicaid Liens; Contingency Settlement Issues
Presented by Delores "Dee" J. Defoe, Esq.
Behind the Curtain: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Division
Why Does the Division Do Certain Things? How to Avoid Penalties; How Did We Get to This Point? Medical Dispute Resolution
Presented by David Gallivan, Regulatory Analyst
Lunch on Your Own
Changes to Rule 9
Settlement Documents; Privilege Logs and Other Changes from the Perspectives of the Claimant, the Respondents and the Bench
Presented by Kristin A. Caruso, Esq., the Honorable Jeffrey A. Goldstein, and Michael Kaplan, Esq.
Changes to the Upper and Lower Extremity Medical Treatment Guidelines
The Differences in Medical Studies and When to Go Beyond the Medical Treatment Guidelines
Presented by Kathryn L. Mueller, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Medical Director
Networking Break
Ethics: Proactive Management Based Regulation (PMBR)
What is This Model of Self-Regulated, Self-Auditing Ethics? What Would It Mean if This Were Implemented in Colorado?
Presented by James C. Coyle, Esq.
Q&A Panel
Members of the Faculty
Location Information
CBA-CLE Large Classroom
1900 Grant Street, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80203
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Registration Fees
Non Member $349.00
CBA Member $309.00
CBA Workers' Compensation Law Section Member $279.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $249.00
New Lawyer Edge Member $154.50
  • General Credits: 6.00
  • Ethics Credits: 1.00
  • EDI Credits:

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Start Date - End Date
March 18, 2016
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Location
CBA-CLE Large Classroom
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Sponsor Information

  • Behind the Scenes at the Division
  • Changes to Rule 9
  • Changes to the Upper and Lower Extremity Medical Guidelines