New Braunfels, TX – NAIRO, National Association of Independent Review Organization, announced this week that they have rounded off their 2018 speaker line-up to include a breakout session dedicated to the landmark case of King v. CompPartners.
Elise Klein, partner at Lewis Brisbois and Chair of the Life Health Disability & ERISA Practice, participated on the defense team on the King Case and will present the ramifications of the King case and similar court decisions from the vantage point of accredited review entities, including IROs, HUMs, and WCUMs.
Each year, NAIRO and its member companies stage an annual Symposium discussing the latest developments and trends in independent medical review. As the leading conference for the independent medical review industry, the NAIRO Symposium offers a forum for all stakeholders to come together and discuss the most relevant issues impacting the work of IROs and UR providers.
For 2018, the Symposium moves to San Diego, California the week of October 16th. The theme for the two-day event is “Navigating the Changes in Healthcare,” and will deliver in-depth educational content highlighting security, regulatory, and legal topics as IROs and Utilization Review entities work to “navigate” the changing and complex healthcare environment.
“We are proud of the impressive speaker line-up of industry experts featured at this years’ Symposium, including Elise Klein whose inclusion demonstrates NAIRO’s commitment to providing the most relevant, timely, and high-value content to not only our members but the independent review industry on the whole,” said Gib Smith, Executive Director of NAIRO.
In addition to the King Case, Ms. Klein will present the cases Sikiyan v. Morris, Mintz v. Blue Cross of California and Schreiner v. United Wis. Ins. Co and address their relevancy and impact to IROs and UR entities. Over the past several years, these cases have raised questions about the duty of care related to providing independent review services, bringing attention to questions of liability pertaining to clinical decision-making.
Elise Klein will be joining a speaker line-up of esteemed industry experts that includes Donna Merrick, Product Enhancement Principal with URAC; Thomas Goddard, CEO of Integral Healthcare Solutions; John Hartigan, Co-founder & EVP of Strategic Development and Partnerships Intiva Health; Dr. Kenneth Smith, Chief Medical Officer and Vice President of Medical Services of Inter Valley Health Plan Inc.; Nancy Clay, Senior Vice President of Specialized Security Services, Inc.; and Tom Sipes, Director of Compliance at Specialized Security Services, Inc.
The NAIRO Navigating the Changes in Healthcare Symposium takes place Oct. 16-17 at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort and Spa in San Diego, California. For more on the Symposium and to register, click here.
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