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VOLUNTARY ABANDONMENT CHANGES-45 minutes

David Barnhart, Esq.

  An extensive review of the history of voluntary abandonment issues in workers’ compensation claims.   Recent legislation and its impact on previous court cases dealing with voluntary abandonment from both employer and injured worker perspectives.

 
-0.75 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)

-0.75 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $30 

Govt. Rate $24  (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

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***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


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MAXIMIZING RETENTION OF PROCEEDS IN WORKERS' COMP SETTLEMENTS-60 minutes

Robert Trivisonno, ARM, GBA, CMSP

   A thorough discussion of the ramifications and subsequent accounting for Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, and other disability benefits when settling workers’ compensation cases.  An exploration of how these benefits interact and how to correctly allocate and address these so as to protect all parties and maximize benefits when settlement of workers’ compensation cases is undertaken.


-1.0 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)

-1.0 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $40 

Govt. Rate $32 (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

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***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


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ADV. WORKERS' COMP PERMANENT PARTIAL EXAMINATIONS-45 minutes

Stephen Altic, D.O.

   A simulated permanent partial examination (C-92) of an injured worker that would be used when applying for workers’ compensation benefits under R.C. 4123.57.  The exam will be done with and without utilizing the A.M.A. Guidelines (R.O.M. vs. D.R.E. methods).  The benefits and drawbacks of both will be explained.  An explanation of the importance of the details of a C-92 exam, such as the history of the injury, current complaints, treatment regimen, functional limitations, and present impairment levels.  The proper method of measuring a loss of range of motion and the specific instruments used.

 
-0.75 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)

-0.75 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $30 

Govt. Rate $24 (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

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***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


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CHANGES EMERGING FROM BWC OMBUDSPERSON OFFICE DURING COVID-45 minutes

Beryl Brown Piccolantonio, Esq.

   New developments being handled at the Ombudsperson Office as a result of the Coronavirus.  These include:  Physical therapy availability with many provider offices not physically seeing patients; MedCo-14’s; Medical Bills and Medication with providers only rendering telemedicine visits.  Addressing the decrease in MCOs performing drug utilization reviews due to decreased medical treatment as a result of telephonic hearings.

 
-0.75 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)

-0.75 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $30 

Govt. Rate $24  (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

CLICK HERE for REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION 


LINK IS PROVIDED AT TOP OF  THIS WEBPAGE

***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


​​​INSTRUCTION for

SELF-STUDY/ON DEMAND Ohio C.L.E. CREDIT


TO OBTAIN LECTURE/COURSE: Click on the link of the lecture you would like to receive Ohio credit with the Supreme Court of Ohio. You will register and pay(or put in any discount code you were given) and then the self-study should automatically start for you.

NOTE: You will need to watch the lecture in its entirety to receive credit.

DO NOT FORGET to complete the credit verification at the end of the webcast. If you are not prompted to complete the verification, you can simply follow the emailed link to do so (an hour after you have finished).

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION: Once we review your webcast report and verify that you have met all requirements, we will send you a certificate of attendance via email within 14 business days. 

CREDIT SUBMISSION: After verification of the completed requirements, we will submit your credit to the Ohio Supreme Court within 7 business days. 

SPECIALIZATION CREDIT (OSBA): Where applicable,  specialization credit may be awarded with the Ohio State Bar Association for advanced relevant topics.  

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ADV. WORKERS' COMP APPELATE DECISIONS & CASE LAW UPDATE & O.D.G. GUIDELINE USAGE-135 minutes
Judge Jennifer Brunner, Esq. and Jonathan Goodman, Esq.

  A review of recent cases from the Tenth District Court of Appeals and the Ohio Supreme Court, with an assessment  of their  implications for workers’ compensation practitioners.  Guidance and critique of effective briefs and the importance of oral argument from a Judge’s perspective.  Practical tips for a winning combination of briefs and oral arguments.  
 An extensive review of workers’ compensation case law, including the most recent updates affecting the practice from both injured workers’ and employers’ perspectives.  Supreme Court Cases and noteworthy Appellate Court Cases will be examined in light of recent emerging trends.  Pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code 4123-6, the use of the Official Disability Guidelines (ODG) by the BWC and MCOs to determine return-to-work guidelines and the necessity and/or effectiveness of medical care will be reviewed..  An analysis  of the true effectiveness of the ODG to resolve medical disputes and the ensuing medical treatment decision-making in workers’ compensation cases. 


-2.25 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)
-1.75 hrs.  credit (Goodman) AND .50 hrs (Brunner) with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE: 
Regular $100 
Govt. Rate $80
  (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees
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***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit. 

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Statutory Changes(R.C. 4123.512 & 4123.65) & Medicaid Conditional Payment Issues-120 minutes (2 hrs)

Richard Blake, Esq. & Shaun Omen, Esq.

   Recent statutory changes affecting lump sum settlements along with a discussion of a settlement’s effect and interaction on the  Medicare Secondary Payors Section of the U.S. Code.   A review of the newly instituted “intent to settle” aspect of cases in Court. An examination of employer issues relating to lump sum settlements regarding administrative and Court cases.  The impact of  S.I. Assessments in settlement valuations.  The BWC’s perspective on Medicare issues. The proper steps to follow when an injured worker is on Medicare and is seeking to settle his/her claim, including all forms required.  A review of the BWC’s position after C.M.S. notifies the injured worker of conditional payments made in a claim.

 
-2.0 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)

-2.0 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $80 

Govt. Rate $54  (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

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***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


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ADV. WORKERS' COMP INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION UPDATE DURING CORONAVIRUS-45 minutes

Jodie Taylor, Esq. and Karen Gilmor, Ph.D.

   Recent  changes at the Industrial Commission given the constraints of the Coronavirus.  Discussion of telephonic hearings at all levels (DHO, SHO and Commission Hearings) and the issues presently being heard.  Constraints of the process and proposed solutions will be explored.  New Policies, Procedures, Rules, Resolutions, Discretionary Appeals, and I.C.O.N. Updates during and as the result of the changes due to the Coronavirus’ impact. 

 
-0.75 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)

-0.75 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $30 

Govt. Rate $24  (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

CLICK HERE for REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION 


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***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


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PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT RELATING TO WORKERS' COMP PRACTITIONERS-45 minutes

David Barnhart, Esq.

A discussion of ethical issues facing workers’ compensation practitioners based on the Ohio Rules of Professional  Conduct, with specific reference to the application, if any, of charging liens as a method of workers’ compensation fee resolution in light of the recently decided case of Kisling, Nestico & Redick, LLC v. Progressive Ins. Co. , 158 O.S.3d 376 (2020).   In light of this case,  an analysis of the applicability of it while reviewing the Supreme Court’s Aspirational Ideals.

-0.75 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (professional conduct)

-0.75 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $30 

Govt. Rate $24  (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

CLICK HERE for REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION 


LINK IS PROVIDED AT TOP OF  THIS WEBPAGE

***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


IF WANTING ALL 12.50 CLEs of workers' comp on demand/self study for a

DISCOUNTED PRICE / PAY HERE FIRST and wait for email confirmation

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LEGISLATIVE CHANGES TO WORKERS' COMP UNDER HOUSE BILL 81 & PENDING LEGISLATION-75 minutes

Thomas Sico, Esq.

   An examination of the various aspects of House Bill 81 and their impact on workers’ compensation.  These will include changes affecting V.S.S.R. applications, continuing jurisdiction under R.C. 4123.52, and funeral expenses.  In addition, an analysis of the practical changes relating to settlement applications where an injured worker is no longer in the employ of an employer and/or the ability of an employer to deny or withdraw consent to a settlement application if the claim is no longer in the employer’s calculated experience with the BWC.  A review of the elements of the proposed legislation scheduled for a vote in the fall of 2020.

 
-1.25 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)

-1.25 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $50 

Govt. Rate $40  (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

CLICK HERE for REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION 


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***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


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BWC UPDATES in the new Coronavirus Era-45 minutes

Kevin Abrams, Esq.

   A discussion of the newest updates at the BWC due to the Coronavirus and its impact on the workers’ compensation system in Ohio.  Revised developments and policies necessitated by the parameters imposed due to the restraints caused by BWC employees working from home.  Additional issues regarding the direction taken and results realized by the administration at the BWC. 


-0.75 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (substantive law)

-0.75 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $30 

Govt. Rate $24 (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

CLICK HERE for REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION 


LINK IS PROVIDED AT TOP OF  THIS WEBPAGE


***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


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PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT RELATING TO WORKERS' COMP PRACTITIONERS-90 minutes

Jonathan Coughlan, Esq.

A discussion of various ethical issues that can particularly affect workers’ compensation practitioners (both claimants’ and employers’ perspectives) based on the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct.  An in-depth examination of the proper methods  if any, of addressing:  Fee contracts (including hybrid contracts); Fee sharing; Various methods of solicitation; Advertising;  Social Media; and dealing with problematic clients from all parties’ viewpoints, while following the analysis of the Supreme Court’s Aspirational Ideals.  Additional issues considered will be the subject of loans to clients (or assisting clients in completing paperwork for loan companies that the client has contacted personally), and specific issues regarding I.O.L.T.A. Accounts for workers’ compensation practitioners, including the limited use of POAs for depositing checks.  Finally, the appropriate steps to take if and when contacted by the Supreme Court’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel.​


 
-1.5 hrs. credit with the Ohio Supreme Court (professional conduct)

-1.5 hrs.  credit with the Ohio State Bar Association (workers comp specialization credit)* pending   

TUITION PRICE:

Regular $60 

Govt. Rate $48  (use code governmentrate) ONLY for goverment designated employees

CLICK HERE for REQUIREMENTS/INSTRUCTION 


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***IMPORTANT: Once you start the seminar you will need to complete the entire lecture in 1 sitting. If you stop the video or close the self-study webcast program you will have to watch it over from the beginning to obtain credit.


WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW LECTURES

including workers' comp tailored Professional Conduct courses:

Substantive Law credit options/BUY INDIVIDUAL LECTURES:

BWC Updates in the Coronavirus Era-Kevin Abrams, Esq.-0.75 CLE

Maximizing Retention of Proceeds from Settlements-Robert Trivisonno, ARM, GBA, CMSP-1.0 CLE

Permanent Partial Exam for BWC Claims-Stephen Altic, DO-0.75 CLE

Recent Appellate Decisions and Case Law Review and The Use of the O.D.G. Guidelines in Workers' Comp-Judge Jennifer Brunner, Esq. and Jonathan Goodman, Esq.-2.25 CLE

Updated Changes Emerging with the Services of the Ombudsperson Office-Beryl Piccolantonio-0.75 CLE

Industrial Commission Updates in the Coronavirus Era-Jodie Taylor, Esq & Karen Gillmor, Ph.D.-0.75 CLE

Legislative Changes to Workers' Comp under House Bill 81 and Pending Legislation-Thomas Sico, Esq.-1.25 CLE

Statutory Changes(R.C. 4123.512 & 4123.65) & Medicaid Conditional Payment Issues-Shaun Omen, Esq. & Richard Blake, Esq.-2.0 CLE

Recent Developments regarding Voluntary Abandonment related to Workers' Comp-David Barnhart, Esq.-0.75 CLE


Professional Conduct credit options/BUY INDIVIDUAL LECTURES: 

Professional Conduct relating specifically to Workers' Comp Practitioners-Jonathan Coughlan, Esq. -1.5 CLE

Professional Conduct for the Workers' Comp Practitioner-David Barnhart, Esq.-0.75 CLE