Workers' Comp Regulatory and Legislative Trends that Belong on Your Radar for 2021

This session will provide a high-level overview of the top regulatory and legislative trends seen in the Workers’ Compensation arena, with a focus on key states that have undertaken significant changes during 2019 and 2020. Topics to be explored will include PBM/pharmacy, bio/psycho/social model adoption, presumptions, employee classification, and telemedicine related trends.
Lisa Anne Bickford
Director of Government Relations, Coventry
With more than 20 years' experience in government relations, information technology, law, and management consulting, Bickford is currently providing workers' comp and auto no-fault government relations support across the 50 states, with special focus on California, Florida, Texas, Illinois, and New York.
Mark Pew
Senior Vice President, Product Development & Marketing, Preferred Medical
Mark Pew is a recognized thought leader in workers’ comp and award-winning speaker, blogger, author and jurisdictional advisor. Also known as the RxProfessor, he is focused on the intersection of chronic pain and appropriate treatment.
Don Lipsy
AVP, Managed Care Government Relations, Sedgwick
Specializing in legislative and regulatory policy, Lipsy's experience in worker’s comp ranges from pharmacy and utilization review to national networks and bill review. He previously served as a director for Coventry Worker’s Compensation (a division of Aetna), where he led pharmacy benefits programs government advocacy efforts.
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