2019 WWCP Schedule & Agenda

Session 1, Day 1

May 22nd, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Session 1 is a comprehensive training in the statutory, legal, and medical bases of workers' compensation

Introduction to Industrial Insurance - National and State Frameworks

Workers' Compensation Insurance: Washington's Options

Safety and Labor & Industries Requirements for Self-Insurance

The Labor & Industries Statutory Framework - RCW, WAC, Medical Aid Rules, Insurance Service Policy

Return to Work Laws to Consider - ADA, WLAD, EEOC, FMLA

Return to Work and Vocational Servcies

Third Party Recovery and Administration

Labor & Industries Orders and Courts

Significant Decisions - Supreme Court, Court of Appeals, BIIA, etc...

Psychiatric Conditions


Session 1, Day 2

May 23rd, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Best Practices for Opioid Use and Evidence Based Medicine

Shoulder, Elbow, Arm and Hand Injuries

Lower Extremity Injury and Rehabilitation from Injury - PT, OT, Message and Alternative Treatment

Spinal Injury

Complex Diagnoses - TOS, CRPS, etc...

Pain Management


Session 2, Day 1

June 19th, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Session 2 is a comprehensive training in managing workers' compensation claims from beginning to end

Effective Communication

Initial Investigation and Claim Validity

Time Loss, Loss of Earning Power and Wage Calculations

Social Security Offset and Liens

Reserving and Third-Party Recovery

Managing Hearing Loss Claims

Fraud and Willful Misrepresentation


Session 2, Day 2

June 20th, 2019, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Ethics and Professionalism

Evidence Based Medicine

Medical Management, Segregation and Independent Medical Examinations

Return to Work and Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Claim Closure, Permanent Partial Disability and Settlements

Pensions, Second Injury Fund and Alternative Closures

Protests, Appeals, and Reopening

Review and Exam Preparation