LASIE Open Forum & Legislative Recap

2022 LASIE Open Forum & Legislative Recap 

Date: August 17, 2022
Registration is at 7:30 am
Program runs 8:00 am to 4:30 pm CDT

Baton Rouge Marriott
5500 Hilton Ave
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

The LASIE Legislative Recap and Open Forum is designed to review all legislative changes to the Louisiana workers' compensation statute and all other legislation affecting self-insurers. 
The Forum will also include 7 hours of continuing education on the latest workers' compensation topics.


7:30 Registration
8:00 - 9:00 Live – Echols At 8 Radio Show – (KMLB News – Talk) State Representatives Mike Echols & Larry Frieman will discuss Workers’ Comp Issues from a Legislator’s Perspective.   They will take questions from the audience.  
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Legislative Recap – New Workers’ Compensation, Tax, Property & Casualty and Heath Laws - Wayne Fontana, Shareholder, Roedel Parsons, Patrick Cronin, General Manager, Risk Management, Inc.
10:45-11:45 Biopsychosocial Elements in the Workers Compensation System – Understanding the development of biopsychosocial mechanisms and the relationship of poor outcomes in patients with financial incentive.  How can the financial incentive in a patient affect the outcome in different individuals?  - Dr. Kevin Bianchini, Jefferson NeuroBehavioral Group
11:45-1:00 Lunch on your Own
1:00-2:00 Controverting An Outpatient Bill – In Louisiana the fee schedule provides that outpatient bills are paid at 90% of billed charges.  However, case law recognizes that charges must be “reasonable”.  Denis Juge, Juge, Napolitano, Guilbeau, Ruli & Frieman will discuss what is “reasonable” and what information you need as you decide whether to pay or controvert.
2:00-3:00 Preventing and Treating Arthritis without Surgery and Pharmaceuticals – Meredith Warner MD
3:00-3:30 Mr. Tavares Walker, New Deputy Assistant Secretary, Louisiana Office of Worker’s Compensation 
3:30-4:30 Legacy Files: What Are They Really Costing You? - With the ever-increasing cost of workers’ compensation claims, settlements are always the best outcome however, there are other strategies to lower reserves.  Understand the hidden costs and expenses that come along with keeping those cases open, and the true benefits of a complete resolution. – Greg Gitter & Tom Matson, Legacy Claims Solutions, TBA, Safety National