One of the most closely watched cases in the workers’ compensation and utilization review worlds of late has been that of King v. CompPartners, which was recently argued before the California Supreme Court.
Among the central issues in the case were not only whether the workers’ compensation system acts as an employee’s exclusive remedy against an employer for compensable work-related injuries, but also whether utilization review physicians have a “duty of care” to the injured workers whose files they are reviewing.
Beyond the philosophical, these questions have major consequences for Independent Review and Utilization Review Organizations, and will be explored in depth at the upcoming NAIRO Symposium October 16 and 17 in San Diego, CA.
The theme for the two-day event is “Navigating the Changes in Healthcare,” highlighting changes in compliance, regulatory, and other requirements to help IROs and Utilization Review Organizations navigate the dynamic and ever evolving healthcare landscape.
NAIRO is especially excited to have Elise Klein speaking this year. Ms. Klein is a partner in the Los Angeles Law Firm of Lewis Brisbois and Chair of the Life Health Disability & ERISA Practice, and was part of the defense team on the King case. Ms. Klein will discuss the ramifications of the King case and similar decisions from the vantage point of accredited review entities, including IROs, HUMs, and WCUMs.
Attendees will get an unprecedented look into the case and similar legislation to identify issues facing the independent review industry, such as the duty of care issue, along with a much anticipated Q&A session that provides the opportunity for all stakeholders to discuss their viewpoints.
For more info and registration, click here: NAIRO Symposium
NAIRO is an association of URAC-accredited IROs, HUMs, and WCUMs. The mission of NAIRO is to promote the quality and integrity of the independent review process at the internal and external levels.
The NAIRO Symposium is designed to bring together all stakeholders impacted by the independent review process to discuss related healthcare trends and issues and to collaboratively identify and implement independent review best practices and lessons learned to ensure its effective and equitable utilization for all stakeholders.
This is a sponsored post from WorkCompWire marketing partner NAIRO.