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Workers' compensation -- Training for rehabilitation providers



Orientation sessions -- Feb. 13 and Aug. 19, 2015

The 2015 orientation session have been scheduled. The sessions are only for qualified rehabilitation consultant (QRC) interns, QRC intern supervisors, newly registered job placement vendors or rehabilitation providers re-entering the field, if absent for two years or more.

All participants must pre-register; the cost is $75, which includes lunch and materials. Early online registration is encouraged because the sessions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. CRC/CDMS -- CEUs will be available.

Times, dates, location

The training sessions are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 13 and Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2015, at the Department of Labor and Industry, 443 Lafayette Road N., St. Paul, MN  55155 (see maps, get directions).

Topics

  • Workers' compensation 101
  • Work as a provider and documentation
  • Medical aspects
  • Rehabilitation consultation practice and ethics
  • Registration renewal and completion of internship
  • Intern qualifying criteria
  • Online submission of rehabilitation forms
  • Litigation procedures at DLI
  • Followup questions and answers

If you need special accommodations or have questions about the training, contact Mike Hill at (651) 284-5153,
1-800-342-5354 ext. 5153 or mike.hill@state.mn.us.

Registration and payment

All participants must register and pay online. Early registration is encouraged. Each session is limited to 30 people. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The Department of Labor and Industry reserves the right to cancel a session if there are not enough participants registered.

2014 Rehabilitation Update Conference -- Conference and video-stream event, Sept. 25, 2014

Attendance at the rehabilitation provider update conference sessions was required of all qualified rehabilitation consultants (QRCs) and QRC interns. Registered job placement vendors must have had at least one representative participate from their organization. Nonattendance was allowed only for emergency situations (Minnesota Rules 5220.1500, subp. 3a).

This year, the conference was offered in two ways to accommodate busy schedules -- participants could attend in person or via the Internet. All participants had to pre-register; the cost was $75. CRC/CDMS -- CEUs were available for both options. The cost included access for those who chose video streaming and included parking, continental breakfast, lunch and refreshments for those who attended in person.

Date, time, location

The 2014 conference was Thursday, Sept. 25, 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. It was offered live at the University of Minnesota, Continuing Education and Conference Center, 1890 Buford Ave., St. Paul, MN and via video streaming that day. (Video-stream participants were provided by email with a Web address and access code to sign in; viewing of the video stream was available through Oct. 23, 2014.)

Topics

  • Retraining -- advocating for the plan
  • Ethics -- now more than ever
  • MNsure versus Minnesota workers' compensation
  • Job placement:  a criminal history
  • Social media:  an employment nightmare
  • Online R-form filing review
  • DLI's Ombudsman Program and Patient Advocate Program

Registration

Seating at the in-person conference was limited to 200 participants; all other registered rehabilitation providers wishing to receive CEUs could have participated through live video streaming in the convenience of their office that same day. (Viewing of the video stream was available through Oct. 23, 2014.)

Materials from the conference

 

General

Social media

MNsure

Ethics

Job placement

Retraining

Online R-forms

Office of Workers' Compensation Ombudsman

Patient advocate

 

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