The IAIABC Forum 2018
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Event Date: 4/16/2018 - 4/19/2018

Event Overview

Atlanta, Georgia

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About the Conference

The Forum brings together workers' compensation leaders for three and a half days to collaborate and connect on major industry issues.

There are plenty of reasons why your peers have been attending The Forum year after year, including:

  • Access to industry leaders and decision-makers
  • In-depth dialogue in committee meetings about regulatory issues and updates
  • Collaborating in educational sessions to generate new ideas and strategies

Who Attends?

The Forum is attended by regulators, administrators, medical directors, claims administrators, medical providers, services providers, government affairs, administrative law judges, insurers, and other industry stakeholders.

Additional Programming

The Forum 2018 will host two additional programs that require separate registration.

Foundations of Workers' Compensation Administration: Workers' Compensation Principles course
Monday, April 16 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
This program is only for jurisdictional agency staff. This program may be added during The Forum registration process. If you are interested in the entire Foundations Program, visit www.iaiabc.org/foundations-2018

EDI Claims Release 3.1 Training
Thursday, April 19 from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Due to overwhelming demand, registration for the EDI Claims Release 3.1 Training in Atlanta has been closed. Registration for the EDI Claims Release 3.1 Training on June 13, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin is open! 

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The Forum 2019
April 1-4, 2019
San Diego, California

 
Schedule

Schedule is subject to change without notice. Registrants of The Forum are welcome to attend any committee meeting on the schedule. 

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm  Board of Directors' Meeting 
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Check-In and Registration

Monday, April 16, 2018

7:30 am - 5:00 pm  Check-In and Registration 
7:30 am - 9:00 am  Breakfast
8:00 am - 8:30 am  

New Attendee Orientation and Breakfast

New to The Forum or the IAIABC? Attend the New Attendee Breakfast to learn more about the IAIABC and what to expect during this week’s conference. Board members and committee chairs will be on hand to answer questions as well.

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

IAIABC Foundations of Workers' Compensation Administration: Principles of Workers' Compensation Course

This course offers a full day of in-depth instruction and will cover the fundamental public policy principles of workers’ compensation. Instruction will use jurisdictional examples and case studies to address benefit levels and adequacy, permanent impairment rating and compensation, causation standards, delivery of medical care, and elective vs. compulsory coverage arrangements. 

Separate registration required; include as an "Add-On" during the registration process. For jurisdictional agency staff only. 

9:00 am - 4:00 pm 

EDI Claims Meeting

The Claims Committee will focus on the pending Release 3.1 IRRs. The group will discuss feedback received from Jurisdictions currently transitioning to the new release and evaluate opportunities and or issues raised. The first face to face Release 3.1 training will be offered on Thursday, April 19th.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm  Lunch (on your own)
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

The Committee will hear a spotlight presentation on the dispute resolution system in Australia and specifically New South Wales. The Committee will continue to prepare for mediation training and programming at Convention and will conduct a roundtable discussion.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm 

Medical Issues Committee Meeting

The committee will hear a presentation on pain treatments for opioid addiction. They will also discuss the opioid solutions project.

2:30 pm - 2:45 pm  Break 
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm 

Board of Directors and Joint Committee Council Meeting

The IAIABC Board of Directors meets with committee leaders.

5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Happy Hour

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

6:45 am - 7:30 am  Sunrise Yoga
7:30 am - 5:00pm Check-In and Registration 
7:30 am - 9:00 am   Breakfast
8:00 am - 9:15 am 

Associate Member Council Meeting

The Associate Member Council will discuss upcoming programming about lessons workers' compensation can learn from group health through a series of IAIABC webinars. The AMC will also share and discuss issues of interest to the associate membership, and prepare for the afternoon's Heads of Delegation/Associate Members' Forum.

8:00 am - 9:30 am

EDI XML Task Group Meeting

Kansas will provide a presentation to highlight the benefits of XML. The task group will review the ACORD mapping for Claims Release 3.1.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Disability Management and Return to Work Committee Meeting

The Committee will provide an update on its new project, "A How-To Guide on Prevention." The Committee will also hold discussions on predictive analytics and how they can help improve outcomes, and what role the Committee can take in supporting an IAIABC claims adjuster training program.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Regulation Committee Meeting

The Committee will hear presentations on misclassification from the business and labor perspectives. Updates will be provided from the subcommittee updating the Self Insurance Regulators' Handbook. The Committee will work to coordinate efforts to work with the NAIC on a resource focusing on the changing nature of work (employees, independent contractors, and workers). The meeting will conclude with a roundtable discussion on issues.

 9:30 am - 12:00pm

EDI Claims Committee Meeting

The Claims Committee will focus on the pending Release 3.1 IRRs. The group will discuss feedback received from Jurisdictions currently transitioning to the new release and evaluate opportunities and or issues raised. The first face to face Release 3.1 training will be offered on Thursday, April 19th.

10:00 am - 10:30 am   Break
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

EDI Medical Provider to Payer (Pro Pay) Committee Meeting

The committee will receive updates from several workgroups which are creating reference documents. An update regarding the impact of a national effort to expand the number of diagnosis codes from 12 to 24 will be provided. The group will also receive a status regarding the federal initiatives for attachments, covered entity and the Affordable Health Care Act which could impact eBilling.

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  Lunch (on your own)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

EDI Jurisdictional Forum

Jurisdictions will provide attendees with updates on state activities impacting standards and reporting.

1:30 pm - 3:15 pm 

Uninsured Employer Funds: Workshop

Uninsured Employers' Funds (UEFs) play an important role in providing benefits to injured workers. This workshop will discuss funding, claims management, and other unique challenges related to UEFs.

2:50 pm - 3:30 pm  Break 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

EDI Medical Committee Meeting 

The committee will receive updates from several workgroups which are creating reference documents. An update regarding the impact of a national effort to expand the number of diagnosis codes from 12 to 24 will be provided. The group will also receive a status regarding the federal initiatives for attachments, covered entity and the Affordable Health Care Act which could impact eBilling.

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Heads of Delegation and Associate Members' Forum

A must attend for jurisdictional agency staff and those in regulatory affairs as jurisdictions share legislative and regulatory priorities. The meeting also offers and opportunity to ask questions of regulators.

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm 

Attendee Reception at Ponce City Market

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

6:30 am - 7:30 am  Westin Buckhead Atlanta Hosted Run/Walk   
8:00 am - 5:00 pm  Check-In and Registration
8:00 am - 9:00 am   Breakfast
9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

Information Systems and Modernization Projects

During this workshop, hear practical advice on managing an information systems project. A jurisdictional panel will share successes and challenges from each stage of their projects. Small group discussion follows as participants share on change management, business process improvement, procurement, stakeholder engagement, "go-live", and maintenance. Attendees will leave with insights that can be immediately applied and peers to connect with afterward.

9:00 am - 12:00 pm 

EDI Systems Committee Meeting 

The Systems Committee will continue to evaluate technical solutions for Claims Release 3.1. An update concerning the review error code references including the clarification of policy number identifier will be provided by the workgroup created last fall.

10:15 am - 10:45 am   Break
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm  Luncheon
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm 

EDI Proof of Coverage Committee Meeting

The Proof of Coverage Committee will continue to work on the development of an intermediate online training module. The group will continue to discuss the level of carrier participation and how to stimulate involvement in the future.

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm  

International Committee Meeting

The Committee will hear a spotlight presentation on the Korean workers' compensation system from COMWEL. They will also discuss current partnership opportunities and internationally focused programming for the Convention.

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

Medical Institute

Telemedicine is increasingly being applied in workers' compensation. Participate in a simulation of a virtual visit and learn about administrative, legal, and clinical issues that should be addressed.

2:15 pm - 2:45 pm  Break 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

EDI Council Meeting 

The EDI Council will appoint a chair and vice chair. The Claims Steering Committee will provide a status of the Claims Standard Modernization project. The EDI committee chairs will provide a current status of committee activities and outline next steps and priorities.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:30 am - 1:00 pm   Check-In and Registration 
7:30 am - 9:00 am   Breakfast 
8:00 am - 5:00 pm 

EDI Claims Release 3.1 Training

Get an in-depth understanding of the IAIABC’s newest Standard, Claims Release 3.1. The first half of the day will discuss general elements of Claims 3.1, and the second half will split jurisdictions and industry into separate groups for more detailed insights into the Standard.

Due to overwhelming demand, registration for the EDI Claims Release 3.1 Training in Atlanta is closed. However, registration for the same EDI Claims Release 3.1 Training on June 13, 2018 in Madison, Wisconsin is open. 

8:15 am - 8:45 am 

IAIABC Business Meeting 

Hear an update on IAIABC financials, membership, and other Association activities. Breakfast will be available in the room.

9:00 am - 10:00 am  

Research Roundtable

Hear several different research organizations share new data and insights or future research plans.

10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Research and Standards Committee Meeting 

The Research and Standards Committee will provide an update on its Claims Measures Survey, as well as its new project on the National Conversations/19 Essential Recommendations. Jurisdictions will also be invited to share information about new research being conducted by their agencies.

10:15 am - 10:30 am Break 

Location

Event Venue and Hotel

Westin Buckhead Atlanta
3391 Peachtree Rd NEWestin Buckhead Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30326 

The Westin is offering a reduced room rate of $209 per night (not including taxes and fees). The cut off to reserve your room at the Westin at the reduced rate is March 23, 2018. Rooms will go quickly, so make your reservation early.

Book your Room

Mention "IAIABC The Forum 2018" when making your reservation. 

Make your reservation online

Phone: +1 (800)-253-1397

Regional Transportation Services

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA)
MARTA offers an inexpensive and convenient way to navigate the city. One-Way fare is $2.50. From the Airport take the North-North Springs Line to Buckhead Station (N7). Walk one (1) block North on Peachtree Road and the hotel is on the right.

Taxi/Ride Share Services
A taxi ride from Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to The Westin Buckhead is approximately $38. Lyft or Uber rides from the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport are approximately $30.

Parking
Covered parking is available on property.  Overnight self-parking is $29 per car per night while valet parking is $39 per car per night.