Message from the IWCI President

September 25, 2015

It is hard to believe, but it is already fall. We are looking forward to an informative presentation on October 1st, as Ed Negovetich MD of Objective Group, Brad Howell - DPT/OCS and Sr. Regional Director of ATI, and Tim Rankin – VP of Operations of PDM present a panel discussion on the use of guidelines in the management of medical treatment. Guidelines that have been accepted by the Federal Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ) are generally evidence-based protocols for medical treatment with normative expectations for disability duration for every illness and injury. Such guidelines are designed for use by providers, employers, insurance claims professionals, and state worker’s comp authorities.

While such guidelines can be utilized in a group health environment to authorize or deny payment for various diagnostic and/or treatment modalities that fall outside accepted norms, worker’s compensation is a different animal. This fact has caused some confusion and conflict in the management of work injury treatment and warrants a discussion on how they can best be utilized within the Indiana Worker’s Compensation community to assure an injured worker’s care is the most appropriate to help them achieve an optimal functional outcome. I hope you can attend this presentation and offer your input.

We will continue to work to provide excellent educational presentations and opportunities for networking with fellow stakeholders in Indiana’s worker’s compensation community. As I have noted before, we value your feedback and suggestions. Your input and participation are vital to our continued success.

Thank you for your continued support of the IWCI.

Vernon Poland
President, IWCI

Join Us for the 2015 IWCI Holiday Party!

When: December 3, 2015

Where: Columbia Club, Indianapolis, Indiana [map]

Time: Registration begins at 5:45 pm; reception from 6:00 pm to 7:15 pm

Cost: $50.00 per person (guests are welcome)

RSVP: by November 23, 2015 (for both Sponsors and Attendees)

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Why Join IWCI?

It's a fair question--why should you join IWCI?  We strive to add value to your membership by creating opportunities for networking, education, and access to your customers, vendors, and colleagues. Our membership benefits are soon getting even better as we begin implementation of our new online membership system. 

In addition to allowing you to manage your membership information and renewals, the system will allow you exclusive members-only access to the complete membership database, which we believe will be an invaluable tool for IWCI members.

And of course there is the annual meeting, golf outing, holiday party, monthly luncheons (discounted to members)... and so much more! If you are connected to the Workers' Comp industry in Indiana, you'll find no better resource than IWCI.  Join us won't you?