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2022 IWBA Winter CLE Conference
Friday, January 21, 2022, 3:00 PM to Saturday, January 22, 2022, 12:00 PM EST
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IWBA 2022 Winter CLE  

The Stewart Hotel
371 Seventh Avenue
New York, NY  10001

Book your room by Monday, December 22, 2021.  Group rate is $139.00 + taxes per night.
Hotel Reservations

AGENDA

The content of this program will be appropriate for experienced attorneys, as well as newly admitted attorneys.
In- Person attendees will be required to adhere to current NYC and CDC rules for gatherings.

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Friday, January 21, 2022

2:30pm – 3:00pm
REGISTRATION

3:00pm - 3:50pm
CURRENT OBSTACLES TO PHARMACY ACCESS FOR INJURED WORKERS IN NYS
George Rontiris, RPh., President and Peter Levis, RPh., Supervising Pharmacist, Titan Pharmacy
 (1 CLE Credit - Areas of Professional Practice )
This presentation will review the common rejections and pitfalls an injured worker faces at various stages of their workers’ compensation case – from initial date of injury to contested status to ultimate resolution. The NYS WCB Medical Portal authorization site, the NYS WCB Pharmacy Formulary, the NYS WCB medical treatment guidelines, the mandate for pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) and strategies for receiving authorizations via the PBM systems will all be discussed as they relate to pharmacy access.

 Mr. Rontiris has been a licensed pharmacist in New York and Florida for 28 years. In addition to his extensive retail and chain pharmacy experience, he has specialized in Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy for 25 years. He is currently President of Titan Pharmacy which has been dedicated to NYS Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy for 21 years.  George resides in Manhasset, NY with his wife and three children.

 Mr. Levis has been a licensed pharmacist in New York for 28 years. He is also licensed in California, Michigan and Texas. In addition to his extensive hospital and retail pharmacy experience, Peter has specialized in Workers’ Compensation Pharmacy for 21 years. Peter is currently Supervising Pharmacist of Titan Pharmacy which has been dedicated to NYS Workers’ Compensation pharmacy for 21 years.  Peter resides in Bayside, NY with his wife and three children.

3:50pm-4:00pm
BREAK

4:00pm-4:50pm
MSP EASY AS 1-2-3:  A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT MEDICARE COMPLIANCE
Marty Cassavoy, Esq., ExamWorks Compliance Solutions
(1 CLE Credit - )
From the outside looking in, Medicare Secondary Payer compliance can seem incredibly complicated. But when you break it down complying with this important statute can actually be quite simple – as easy as 1-2-3. In this presentation, Medicare Secondary Payer expert Marty Cassavoy provides insight on what’s happening behind the scenes with your Medicare cases, including all of the key compliance obligations that attorneys, insurance companies, and even individual beneficiaries may overlook or be unaware of. Join us as Marty Cassavoy provides an informative overview of Medicare, simplifying compliance in a way that will leave even a novice feeling like an expert.

Marty Cassavoy is the Vice President of MSP Compliance at ExamWorks Compliance Solutions. Marty and his team develop solutions to challenges in all areas of Medicare Secondary Payer compliance and across all insurance types. An attorney licensed to practice law in Massachusetts, Marty works out of ExamWorks’ Woburn, Massachusetts office. Prior to joining ExamWorks, Marty was the Vice President of Policy at ISO Claims Partners. He graduated from Boston University and Suffolk University Law School earning his Juris Doctor in 2004.


Saturday, January 22, 2022

8:00am - 9:00am
REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

9:00am - 9:50am
ANNUAL MEMBER BUSINESS MEETING
Members Only

9:50am - 10:00am
BREAK

10:00am - 11:40am
YEAR IN REVIEW 
Holly L. Schoenborn, Esq., Dolce & Panepinto PC and Emily Janicz, Esq., Lewis and Lewis, PC
(2 CLE Credits - Areas of Professional Practice Credits)  
A complete overview of all relevant Third Department Decisions decided in 2021. A synopsis of key facts and relevant holdings will be provided.

Emily F. Janicz joined Lewis & Lewis, P.C. as a law clerk in 2010 while attending law school. Emily is currently the administrative partner and co-manager of the firm’s Buffalo and Niagara Falls Offices. A lifelong resident of Western New York, Emily earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration – Registered Accounting Program with honors from the University at Buffalo in 2009. In 2012, Emily graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Law.  Emily practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury. Currently, Emily serves on the Board of Directors of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Workers’ Compensation Alliance; she previously served on the Advisory Council of the Workers’ Compensation Board.  In addition, Emily serves proudly as the Deputy Town Attorney of her hometown – Newstead, New York.

Holly L. Schoenborn, Esq. is a proud life-long resident of Western New York. A first generation college graduate, she attended SUNY Binghamton.  Holly graduated in 1999 with dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Philosophy and Political Science, and then went on to the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School. Upon finishing law school in 2002, Holly went to work for Christopher Galasso Esq. doing general practice work, however in January 2005, she moved to Gielowski Federice & Caliguiri, LLP, starting a career in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law, representing both injured workers and insurance carriers. Working on both sides of the table gave Holly great experience, but she found working for clients who had been affected by workplace injuries to be the most fulfilling. As a result, in 2006, she went to the law firm of Lewis & Lewis where she focused exclusively on representing injured workers.  In 2013, Holly joined The Dolce Firm where she continues to assist hard working men and women who have suffered work place injuries.

11:40am-12:00pm
CLOSING


Registration Information:

  • Agenda subject to change.
  • This continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the reququirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board.
  • Financial aid is available for this program. Please click here for more information.

REGISTRATION FEES

Members:

  • Full Registration -  $350
  • Friday CLE Only - $250
  • Saturday CLE and Breakfast Only - $250
  • Virtual Registration: $399.00

Non-Members:

  • Virtual Registration: $499.00

*$49.00 premium has been added for the virtual attendee registration to cover the cost of the hotel audio and visual equipment required to provide this option.
*Refunds for cancellation are only available up to one week prior to the event. If you have registered to attend either the live or virtual presentation, but find yourself unable to attend, you must cancel your registration by no later than noon on Friday, January 14th, or IWBA will be charged and, therefore, must then pass the cost along to you. If you would like to send a replacement, please contact the office.

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ALL REGISTRANTS: 

  • If you already have an IWBA profile, please sign in and register under your profile.
  • Conference Registration Deadline: Friday, January 14, 2022 by noon
  • If you have registered to attend either the live or virtual presentation, but find yourself unable to attend, you must cancel your registration by no later than noon on Friday, January 14th, or IWBA will be charged and, therefore, must then pass the cost along to you. If you would like to send a replacement, please contact the office.

IN-PERSON REGISTRANTS:

  • At this time, NYC requires Vaccination Proof for Indoor Activities (Key to NYC). For people 12 and older are required to show identification and proof they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine for: Indoor dining, Includes restaurants, catering halls, hotel banquet rooms, bars, nightclubs, cafeterias, coffee shops, fast food restaurants, grocery stores with indoor dining and other indoor dining spaces.
  • In-person registrants will sign a Waiver and Release of Liability for Communicable Disease when registering.
  • In-person attendees must complete a COVID Pre-Screening Questionaire that will be sent prior to the event to insure all attendees are healthy.
  • Breaks and breakfast will be served for in-person attendees

VIRTUAL REGISTRANTS:

  • A $49 premium has been added for the virtual attendee registration to cover the cost of the hotel audio and visual equipment required to provide this option.
  • Please log in to Zoom with your name accurately displayed to verify your attendance for the certificate of attendance.  To check your Zoom account's name is correctly entered by: Go into Settings > My Profile (Click on your name at the top) >  Display Name > Edit name > Save.
  • If you registered to attend virtually, log in information will be sent prior to the event in the pre-event email.

 Hotel Information:

Book your room by December 22, 2021.  Group rate is $139.00 + taxes per night. 
Hotel Information: Book via website by clicking button below.
Book via telephone: 212-563-1800, prompt #1 and provide group name: Access Code: Injured Workers Bar Association (IWBA)- 2022.
At landing page, the facility fee is mentioned however this has been waived for all attendees.

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