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Improving Claim Outcomes Using Outcomes Based Networks MM1
David Deitz, M.D., VP, National Medical Director, CI Claims, Liberty Mutual Insurance
Stephanie Perilli, Senior Director, Medical Health Management, The Home Depot
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 11 a.m. - 12: 15 p.m.
The right medical providers can make all the difference when it comes to achieving successful workers’ comp claim outcomes. And, one way to ensure optimum results is through effective partnerships
between employers and payers to engage providers who deliver top quality care. Also key is using
provider measurement strategies to assemble physician panels in multiple jurisdictions. Dr. Deitz and
Ms. Perilli will share tools to develop the best medical networks and explain how reviewing provider
performance metrics has led to reduced workers’ comp and disability costs at The Home Depot.
• Describe an outcomes-based network and what value it provides to
Managing the Costs of Medical Containment
• Analyze different techniques and tools for measuring physician quality and
• Demonstrate how employer engagement in selection of provider panels
for injured workers can help produce better quality care and better claim
and Cost Control Services MM2
Charles F. Martin, Managing Director, Casualty Operations Consulting Leader, Marsh USA Inc.
Joe Picone, Claim Consulting Practice Leader, Risk Control & Claim Advocacy Practice, Willis
Wednesday, Nov. 19 | 2: 30 - 3: 45 p.m.
Services to manage ever-increasing medical expenses are essential to help eliminate unnecessary
care and inflated billing. But, when not properly watched over, cost-control measures and services
can become part of the problem and generate unwarranted expenses. Mr. Martin and Mr. Picone will
discuss analytics and options that can help improve your ROI from medical management services.
• Identify where unwarranted costs can creep into a workers’ comp program
• Apply strategies for eliminating unnecessary expenses
• Evaluate medical management spend for optimal outcomes
Medical Case Management: How to Position Your Program
for Best Outcomes MM3
Kim Weaver, Regional Manager, M Hayes
Anita Weir, Director, Medical & Disability Management, Corporate Risk Department, Safeway Inc.
Thursday, Nov. 20 | 8: 30 - 9: 45 a.m.
Effective case management does not happen in a vacuum.
Company-wide planning that focuses on all aspects of the
claim cycle is the best way to ensure the best outcomes.
Two highly successful industry veterans will share case
management program strategies to help you drive clinical
quality, improve return-to-work and reduce claim costs.
• Explain the elements included in
a successful case management
• Illustrate the company positions
best represented in planning a case
• Identify strategies to prevent or limit costly tail claims
• Critique best practices in case management
Ana M. Andrews, ARM
Risk Management Division
State of Nevada
“ I consider NWCDC to be
an extraordinary networking
opportunity complemented by
sessions on the latest
workers’ compensation topics”