Successfully Navigating the Illinois Workers' Compensation System
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $75.00
This program will explain how physicians bill for services provided to Illinois injured workers and will help physician offices navigate the unique challenges of getting paid through the Illinois workers' compensation system.
This webinar will be presented by:
- David Fletcher, MD, owner of Safeworks Illinois, a private occupational health practice in Champaign; Dr. Fletcher also serves as a member of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission (IWCC) Medical Fee Advisory Board (MFAB).
- Tonya Trice, Accounts Receivable Manager at Safeworks Illinois.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe how the Illinois Workers’ compensation system works and pays healthcare providers for services treating injured workers;
- Explain how the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Medical Fee Schedule works and how physicians bill for services;
- Identify common billing & payment issues faced by healthcare providers when treating injured workers;
- Describe key benefits of utilizing electronic billing for workers’ compensation claims and the importance of completing all necessary claim element requirements.
ISMS members and their staffs
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this internet activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The Illinois Nurse Practice Act rules deem CME credit provided by approved sponsors as acceptable to fulfill nursing continuing education requirements for licensure. Nurses may claim one contact hour per unit of CME in the state of Illinois.
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and healthcare providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
David J. Fletcher, MD
Dr. Fletcher earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in December 1975. He earned his medical degree in November 1979 at Rush, School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois and a MPH at UC Berkeley Medical School in California. He served his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC and Ft. Ord, Monterey, California. Dr. Fletcher is a certified Medical Review Officer (MRO) and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with vast experience in setting up drug testing programs and reviewing drug test results. He has provided occupational health services and consulting to companies of all sizes for over 35 years and has made numerous presentations on a variety of occupational topics at the regional, state and national levels.
Tonya Trice serves as the Executive Vice President, Operations, for both SafeWorks Illinois and 217 Immediate Care organizations.
Tonya is a Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B) through Presence Hospital (acquired by OSFHealthCare in 2018) and received her Medical Assistant Certification from the Midwest Technical Institute.Tonya resides in Piatt County with her husband and two children. She serves the area communities as an EMT for her local Fire & EMS Department, a non-profit volunteer fire protection service.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit