Disability management often deals with highly sensitive and private information, making it a potentially hazardous field for unethical behavior, whether it is intentional or not.
Thus, an extraordinary level of ethical standards are an important part of the disability management process, from beginning to end.
No one knows this better than PIRS President Michelle Repman-Pifer, who recently celebrated her 17th year of business at the helm of the company. From the micro — such as the handling of sensitive documents — to the macro — like the overarching company values which promote principled behaviors for all, ethical conduct is the cornerstone of Presque Isle Rehabilitation Service, and it is part of the reason why the company continues to operate in a state of ongoing excellence.
Ms. Repman-Pifer will be sharing her thoughts and expertise on this topic at the PA Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Conference in Hershey on June 4, at 8:30 a.m. As one of the featured moderators on the panel “Effective Medical Case Management: Being Ethical,” Ms. Repman-Pifer will help “identify the ethical codes that govern disability case management” and remark on “how to appropriately use nurse case managers and what cases would benefit most.”
“I look forward to participating in the PA Bureau Workers’ Compensation Conference,” Ms. Repman-Pifer said, “not only as a professional who provides case management on cases, but also as a business owner who values the opportunity to lead my team in making sound and ethical decisions when working on case files, optimizing maximum results while providing cost containment.”
She will share the panel stage with David Torrey, a workers’ compensation judge with the Commonwealth of PA, Justin Beck, an attorney at Thomas, Thomas & Hafer, Barbara Holmes, a partner at Blaufeld, Schiller & Holmes and Ann Marie Loiseau, a professor in the Dept. of Nursing and Health Sciences at DeSales University.
Ms. Repman-Pifer went on, “Communication with all parties involved, education and ethics are extremely important to the case management process. The complexities of the workers’ compensation laws along with navigating the health care industry makes case management a crucial component to the recovery process of the injured worker.”
We look forward to Ms. Repman-Pifer’s appearance at the PA BWC Conference, and we hope if you are attending you will make it to her panel discussion!