Schedule

View the schedule for The IAIABC Forum 2022 in the tabs below. Click on the session title to view the session description.

  • Sunday

    April 3, 2022

  • Monday

    April 4, 2022

  • Tuesday

    April 5, 2022

  • Wednesday

    April 6, 2022

  • Thursday

    April 7, 2022

  • The IAIABC Board of Directors will meet to discuss the IAIABC strategic plan and Association activities.
    Where
    Sobro

  • Join Sedgwick for a served hot buffet breakfast.
    Where
    Midtown

  • It has been awhile since we've all been together at an IAIABC event. Join us to get re-oriented (or oriented for the first time) to The Forum and the IAIABC. Hear about how to get those most out of the conference from IAIABC leaders and re-connect (or connect) with fellow attendees.
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • The EDI Claims Committee will discuss any changes and or needs that may impact the standard. The committee will also examine the effectiveness of the Claims Release 3.1 standard including recent lessons learned from the New York transition. Speaker: Michael Hunter, Project Coordinator, New York State Workers' Compensation Board
    Committee Meeting
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • The Committee with hear a presentation on working with physicians to achieve return to work. The Committee will also host a working session to review, share, and create educational content for training modules on work disability prevention and return to work topics for the IAIABC community. Speaker: Dr. James Talmage, Assistant Medical Director, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation
    Committee Meeting
    Where
    Germantown 1

  • Assist the Claims Steering Committee with the discovery of business requirements for Notice of Injury. Working in groups we will create user stories to identify who (role), what (goal), and why (benefit) along with the corresponding acceptance criteria.
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • The International Committee will participate in discussion about cross border coverage and employment, particularly the applicability of law in different jurisdictions. Attendees will also discuss the IAIABC WorkCompare database and populating the tables with data from outside the U.S. A discussion of opportunities for engaging peers from systems in Central and South America will also take place.
    Committee Meeting
    Where
    Germantown 1

  • The EDI Systems Committee will examine proposed changes to the Claims Trading Partner tables to clarify the intended functionality of certain instructions. The committee will also work on updates needed for the new POC data element for Claim Administrator FEIN. Finally, the XML QA Team will provide an update on the POC XML project.
    Committee Meeting
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • The Board of Directors and committee leaders meet to discuss committee activities and Association strategic priorities.
    Council Meeting
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • Join Optum for a served hot buffet breakfast.
    Where
    Midtown

  • Representatives from more than 30 jurisdictions will discuss policy, regulatory, and legislative challenges and successes with their peers and industry stakeholders in attendance.
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • Join Aerie EDI Group for a coffee break featuring specialty creamers.
    Where
    Meeting Level 1 Foyer

  • Hear EDI reporting updates and ask questions of jurisdictional representatives. Attend this session for a chance to win a $350 gift card from Ebix.
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • This closed session is an opportunity for regulators to ask questions, share insights, and discuss emerging issues among their jurisdictional peers.
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • The Associate Member Council meeting will feature short presentations from AMC members about what they do and how their sector of the industry contributes to workers’ compensation. There will also be a panel discussion on “The Power of Networking,” along with workers’ compensation acronym trivia.
    Council Meeting
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • Connect with friends old and new and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres.
    Where
    Music City Ballroom

  • New to the IAIABC or looking to meet new people? Sign up for the Re-connection dinner, to get to know a small group of your workers’ compensation peers. The IAIABC will provide drinks, but dinner is pay your own. The Assembly Food Hall features a variety of cuisines. Meet in the Nashville Renaissance Lobby to walk over to the Assembly Food Hall together. Sign up now at https://www.iaiabc.org/events/the-forum-re-connection-dinner.
    Where
    Assembly Food Hall

  • Join fellow attendees for a continental breakfast.
    Where
    Broadway 1-2

  • The Medical Issues Committee will host a panel discussion and presentation on long-COVID and the impact on workers' compensation. The Committee will also engage in roundtable discussion and hear updates from members. Speakers: Paul Sighinolfi, Senior Managing Director, Ametros Dr. Kenji Saito, Medical Director, P&G and President, Livewell, Workwell, a MedLaw Company Matt Harmon, SVP, Claims, MEMIC Robert B. Snyder M.D., Medical Director, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation Raji Chadarevian, Director, Medical Regulation and Informatics, NCCI
    Where
    Broadway 3

  • The EDI Proof of Coverage Committee will discuss any changes and or needs that may impact standard. The EDI Systems Committee will present a technical proposal to support the new POC data element for Claim Administrator FEIN. The XML QA Team will provide an update on the POC pilot. Finally, the WCIO will provide a WCPOLS update.
    Where
    Sobro

  • The Research and Standards Committee will hear a presentation from John Ruser, President and CEO of WCRI, about WCRI's report on telemedicine and the impact of COVID-19, including the expansion of telemedicine during the pandemic, interstate variation, and pricing. Raji Chadarevian, Director, Medical Regulation & Informatics, and Susan Schulte, External and Government Affairs, NCCI, will share a presentation about medical expenditures over time, discussing dollar spend and how spend compares to inflation indices. The Committee will also discuss jurisdictional methods of tracking long-COVID cases and the effects of remote work on claim numbers. Updates on the Committee's two projects, the Claims Measures Survey and COVID-19 Data Call, will be shared.
    Where
    Sobro

  • Join fellow attendees to connect over a plated luncheon.
    Where
    Broadway 1-2

  • The EDI Medical and ProPay Committee will discuss any changes and or needs that may impact the standard. The Medical Training Team will provide an update regarding the development of curriculum for the Medical Digital Credential. The committee will also begin a full review of the eBilling Companion Guide to identify changes and updates that are needed.
    Where
    Sobro

  • The Regulation Committee will hear from about Arkansas' research and work with air ambulances and opportunities for negotiated fee reductions. The Committee will also discuss medical cannabis; presumptions, beyond COVID-19; and compliance. Speaker: Nathan Culp, Nathan Culp, Director of Public Employee Claims Division, Arkansas Public Employee Claims Division
    Committee Meeting
    Where
    Broadway 3

  • Join fellow attendees for a continental breakfast.
    Where
    Broadway 2

  • Hear updates on Association financials, membership, and strategic priorities.
    Where
    Broadway 1

  • The EDI Council will hear EDI committee reports, look at the 2021 audited financials, and receive an update on EDI membership. The EDI Council will also elect EDI Council Chairs.
    Where
    Broadway 3

  • The Dispute Resolution Committee will hear a presentation on ombuds programs. The Committee's Ombuds Subcommittee will then discuss ombuds programs across jurisdictions and share results from a jurisdictional survey. The Committee will also conduct a roundtable discussion focused on DEI efforts. Speaker: Jay Hicks, Ombuds Attorney, Tennessee Bureau of Workers' Compensation
    Committee Meeting
    Where
    Broadway 1