NC Workers’ Comp CLE – Pain, Pain Go Away

Today and tomorrow I will be attending an Intermediate Level Workers’ Comp CLE in Greensboro, North Carolina called “Pain, Pain Go Away“, sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association.

As the title suggests, the program will focus on different forms of pain management treatments (the speakers thus far seem to suggest that epidural steroid injections are overused and expensive – they would like to see a more holistic approach to pain management), as well as proposed changes and revisions to the Industrial Commission Rules, 2010 case reviews, and an update on insurance fraud.

Exciting stuff, huh?  I bet you wish you could join me.  Seriously though, even thought half the crowd is insurance defense lawyers, this is a great opportunity for networking and meeting some of the big names in Workers’ Comp throughout the state of North Carolina.  Four of the Commissioners from the Industrial Commission are here (they sit in 3 person panels and hear appeals from the decisions of the Deputy Commissioners), and I’m sure some Deputy Commissioners are in attendance as well.

If I hear something interesting and worth writing about, I’ll make sure to post an update later this evening.