National Comp seeks presentations that offer practical solutions, thought-provoking conversations and real-world experience meeting the challenges we all face. The National Comp Advisory Committee gathered for broad-ranging discussions on the topics that are top-of-mind for their own programs, and what they’d like to see on the 2024 conference program.
This list below is far from exhaustive — any topic impacting workers’ comp professionals and employer programs or the industry as a whole will be given equal consideration. Don't forget, we're also looking for the latest studies and research, employer success case studies, promising pilot programs and more. And because everything we do is ultimately about and for the injured worker, we welcome the injured worker perspective onstage – an opportunity to both educate and inspire the workers’ comp community.
Here’s a little extra food for thought as you consider your proposal topic or topics:
New technologies have made strides in helping prevent and identify claimant fraud. What are the current trends in claimant fraud and billing fraud in workers’ comp, and where should we be focusing our attention now?
Once upon a time, adjusters actually took statements from injured workers in their homes. Today most claims adjusters have never met an injured worker; they’re unable to make the essential observations about the environment a worker will be recovering in. Nurse Case Managers bridge this gap for catastrophic or complex claims. But how do we bring that same personal connection to bear on more common claims?
A top claims examiner gets promoted to supervisor, and begins to micromanage everyone to the point of frustration – why? Because learning to lead instead of do is a difficult transition. How do we give new managers the skills they need to lead a high-functioning team?
We need strong, effective leaders to carry the industry forward, but are we building them now? What is needed to convince the next generation to take up management roles and to nurture their development in these new roles?
Fear of re-injury is a factor in practically every injury claim – is it being addressed effectively? Or is it getting short shrift while other biopsychosocial issues take center stage?