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LHWCA Training and Compliance Assistance Seminar

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on October 2, 2009

Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program

Training and Compliance Assistance


October 20 – 22 , 2009

The Norfolk Longshore Office is pleased to present a Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Training and Compliance Assistance Seminar from Tuesday , October 20 , 2009 thru Thursday , October 22 , 2009.

Sessions Include:

Tuesday , October 20 , 2009

Morning session: Reporting and Filing Requirements

How to Avoid Penalties

Claims Handling Q&A

Afternoon session: Medical Billing Disputes/Issues

OWCP Medical Fee Schedule Use and Training

Wednesday , October 21 , 2009

Morning session:: Addressing Multiple-Impairment Claims

Payment Guidelines and Calculations

Forms LS-208; Errors , problems and questions

Afternoon session: Informal Adjudication and Dispute Resolution *

OWCP Vocational Rehabilitation Overview

Thursday , October 22 , 2009

Morning session: Mock hearing **

Afternoon session: Q & A Forum with DOL representatives

* This session topic is tentative and may be replaced with a presentation by a medical provider.

** This session is open to anyone , but is especially recommended for claims adjusters , legal office staff , paraprofessionals and workers’ comp committee members. The Honorable Alan L. Bergstrom of the Office of Administrative Law Judges in Newport News , Virginia has agreed to preside at this session as a training and information tool. The “hearing” will be interrupted several times to allow for Q&A from the gallery.

All sessions will be held in Room 222 of the Norfolk Federal Building. A picture identification and proper attire are required to be permitted entry into the Federal Building.

Morning sessions will begin with registration at 9:00 am; afternoon sessions begin with registration at 1:00 pm. The security screening process may delay your arrival.  Please allow sufficient time to insure your timely arrival.

The deadline for registration is Thursday , October 1 , 2009; however , space for each session is limited and early registration is encouraged to ensure your participation.

You need to register to attend each/all pertinent session(s).

If you have questions regarding the seminar , registration or agenda items , please call District Director T. A. Magyar at (757) 441-3071.

You are requested to use the Registration Form to enroll members of your staff for each appropriate session. If additional space is needed for any date/session , you may either use a copy of the registration form or attach an addendum.

Please mail your completed registration form to:

U. S. Department of Labor , ESA , OWCP
Division of Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation
Federal Building , Room 212
200 Granby St.
Norfolk , VA. 23510

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