The Rehab Continuum

Strategies for Managing Complex Injury Claims

Thursday, July 18, 2019
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Registration and lunch begin at 11:30

Southview Country Club

239 Mendota Road East
West St. Paul, MN

Cost: $30 (Includes Lunch)

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The goal of this seminar is to provide you with a better overall understanding of some of those important components involved in assessing long-term claims issues, maintaining health, and maximizing independence of Minnesota's seriously injured workers.

This seminar is designed for claims and rehab professionals who are involved in the management of workers' compensation claims and who have an interest in enhancing their knowledge of current rehabilitation advances and challenges in complex injury management.  CCM, CDMS, CRC, and Adjuster continuing education hours will be applied for.  

Session 1, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

Hiking to the Top of Mount TBI, Presented by Holly Kostrzewski, MPH

At the age of 18, Holly Kostrzewski's path forever changed when she sustained a traumatic brain injury as the result of a motor vehicle crash. During her ongoing recovery process, Holly faced significant challenges including a seizure disorder; learning disabilities; sleep, depression, and anxiety issues. She also had to learn how to be successful in college and as a working professional with a brain injury. In this session, Holly will discuss the challenges, highs and lows of living with a brain injury, and how she went from being barely able to walk a few feet while dragging her right leg behind her to hiking through the woods nearly 20 years later.


Session 2A, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent

Home Sweet Home - Home Modification, Presented by Nathan J. Lewis, CAPS, CHAMP, CEAC, Julee Quarve-Peterson, and Natalie Haefner, RN, CCM, CDMS

The home modification panel will discuss evaluating the claimant’s home for temporary solutions, as well as the MN Home Modification Statutory Process. The panel will also evaluate common barriers associated with this process, reimbursement, and provide resources and solutions to assist throughout the statutory process.


Session 2B, 1:45 - 2:45 p.m. Concurrent

Understanding Medicare Set-Asides, Presented by Annie M. Davidson Esq., CMSP, MSCC

Ms. Davidson will discuss the basics of Medicare Set-Asides, challenges, and how cost allocations are developed. She will provide practical tips and discuss the importance of timing when requesting a Medicare Set-Aside evaluation.


Session 3, 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Epidural Stimulation to Enable Motor Function in the Spinal Cord Injury Population, Presented by Megan Till, PT, DPT, NCS

Spinal sensorimotor networks that are functionally disconnected from the brain because of spinal cord injury (SCI) can be facilitated via epidural electrical stimulation (EES) to restore robust, coordinated motor activity in humans with paralysis. Dr. Gill will discuss the criteria, findings, and possible implications of a study being conducted at Mayo Clinic on the SCI population.


For more information, please contact Eva McClellan at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 651.229.1833