Ohio Workers' Compensation
Medical & Health Symposium


The 2018 Ohio Workers' Compensation Medical & Health Symposium is a two-day event held in conjunction with BWC's annual Ohio Safety Congress & Expo. The symposium is a FREE educational opportunity for Ohio's health-care providers and office staff members.

Health-care providers, including physicians, nurses, chiropractors, occupational and physical therapists, pharmacists, psychologists and vocational rehabilitation specialists (CDMS, CRC and CCM) may attend any of the sessions they choose during the two-day symposium.

The symposium offers nationally-recognized specialists in research, neuropsychology, pharmacology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, wellness, alternative medicine and orthopedic surgery.

By attending you will learn more about:

  • Total worker health - health and wellness red flags;
  • Rehabilitation personal journeys;
  • Traumatic brain injuries – work related and psychological;
  • Shoulder injuries – treatment, referral and return to work
  • Diversity and inclusion within health care
  • Medication and workers’ compensation impacts;
  • Neurobiology of addiction;
  • Safe and effective discontinuation of high risk medication;
  • Health Behavior Assessment Intervention – Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • Causality – Holistic approach; medical and scientific overview;
  • BWC’s medical initiatives and strategies;
  • An injured worker’s perspective on overcoming obstacles and adversity.


New for 2018!
Educational opportunities for provider office staff

In addition to our Medical & Health Symposium clinical sessions, BWC is now offering provider staff educational sessions conducted by BWC experts on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Our sessions’ focus is to share helpful insights with provider office teams about BWC and managed care organization (MCO) processes. Staff members from MCOs will attend and share in the discussions. Colleagues will share operational efficiencies on reporting injuries, proper documentation, best practices in claims management, treatment authorization, additional allowances, and how to avoid coding and billing errors.

In addition, opportunities for sharing issues and challenges in providing excellent service for Ohio’s injured workers are available.  We believe sharing challenges and best practices leads to valuable discussions.

If you have questions, email us at medsymposium@bwc.state.oh.us.

We can't wait to see you in March! Together, we can make a difference in caring for Ohio's injured workers - at home and at work.

 

More information

Chris Angles
Medical Operations Project Lead
BWC’s Medical & Health Services Division
614-728-5508
Christopher.A.1@bwc.state.oh.us