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Webinar: What's in Your WCMSA Approval?
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Understanding the ways in which the WCRC calculates their WCMSA assessments can prove invaluable when crafting your MSA and help you prepare your client for any potential outcomes to avoid surprises.

 

This webinar will cover:

  • Understanding the WCRC’s default guidelines for the various treatment areas and medications
  • Decoding the somewhat confusing calculations used throughout the process
  • An overview of the resources used by the WCRC in this process
  • An in-depth understanding of some of the key areas where costs tend to escalate, turning them into counter-higher
  • Tips on how to avoid some of these unfavorable outcomes by ensuring your MSA and the supporting information presented provide the detail needed by the WCRC for the most accurate approval 

 

Cost

Members: $63
Non-Members: $83

Note: Credit card payments will be assessed a 3.5% convenience fee.

 

Continuing Education Credit

This webinar has been submitted for approval for one (1) hour of CLCP/CCLCP, CMSP, CWCP, CGCM, and MSCC continuing education credits.


Learn more about our Presenters

Fran Jacoby Provenzano, RN, BSN, CDMS, CCM, CLCP, MSCC, President, MSA Specialists, Inc.

Fran Provenzano, BSN, is the President and CEO of Medicare Set-Aside (MSA), Specialists, Inc. She formed the company in 2002 and it has flourished under her guidance. MSA Specialists has been accepted as a national provider of MSAs by several major insurance carriers as well as some of the top Third Party Administrators.

Fran is a highly sought speaker on MSAs. She has addressed the National Conferences of Legal Nurse Consultants, several national education seminars on MSA instruction and many evaluation criteria/education sessions for Claims Adjusters.

Fran earned her RN license and BSN Degree. Within the hospital setting, she has served in virtually all phases of the nursing field from the operating theater, through patient education, Lamaze Instruction and discharge planning. In the late 1980s, Ms. Provenzano directed her talents toward Disability Management, obtaining her Certified Disabilities Management Specialists (CDMS). She was among the first nurses to obtain Certified Case Manager (CCM) Certification followed shortly thereafter by her Life Care Planning Certification (CLCP). Most recently, she once again was among the first in the nation to earn the Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified (MSCC) designation.

 

Kimberly Wiswell, CMSP, Vice President, Managed Care Operations and Team Excellence, CLARA Analytics

Kimberly Wiswell has been engaged in the workers’ compensation managed care and occupational health services industries since the late 1970’s, with a focus on Medicare Secondary Payer compliance since 2005. She currently serves as the Vice President of Managed Care Operations at CLARA analytics.

Prior to joining CLARA  she was a Vice President at MEDVAL, responsible for product management, and also managed operations for four years, building a technological infrastructure to facilitate the company's growth. She previously co-founded and served as Managing Director over CompProjections Medicare Set-Asides, under CompPartners. Prior to that, she served as Sr. Vice President, Operations over the Medicare Set-Aside and Specialty Network division of Coventry HealthCare’s First Health Priority Services sub-division.

 

Wiswell has extensive knowledge and experience in the area of workers’ compensation managed care including Medicare set-asides, medical bill review, systems analysis/ development, medical coding and reimbursement, and occupational health administration. She has provided consulting services to the CMS, the California Workers' Compensation Institute, and a number of state agencies and associations. Wiswell presents at industry conferences, seminars and training sessions concerning Medicare Secondary Payer Compliance, medical cost management, and provider coding and reimbursement. She is a member and past president of the Board of Directors for the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP); she sits on the faculty for WorkCompCentral’s WorkCompSchool; and serves as the Fee Schedule Committee Chair for a California legislative advisory body composed of top risk managers and select attorneys who advocate for industry insurance defense and related workers’ compensation legislation.



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