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Planning for the future? Determine the type of vocational services your case needs

Planning for the future? Determine the type of vocational services your case needs

At Medical and Life Care Consulting, our work within medico-legal claims and life care planning often uncovers the need for additional resources such as the vocational consultant to provide an opinion on an individual's ability to work and earn money ...
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case management during coronavirus

Caring in the midst of a crisis: Re-examining workers’ compensation case management during COVID-19

In the wake of COVID-19 healthcare professionals worldwide are experiencing drastic changes in how they work and care for their patients – changes which not only impact hospital and acute care professionals,  but changes with rippling impacts to health care ...
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Managing hypertension as a co-morbidity in workers compensation

Hypertension and workers’ compensation case management: Three strategies for improving patient and claim outcomes

In January 2018, the American Heart Association published an estimate that 103 million U.S. adults have high blood pressure, which accounts for nearly half of all adults in the United States[i]. High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, can lead ...
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What exactly is the practice of Nurse Life Care Planning and a Life Care Plan?

What exactly is the practice of Nurse Life Care Planning and a Life Care Plan?

The formal practice of Nurse Life Care Planning, which is approximately twenty-years-old, is often misunderstood by industry partners including attorneys, fiduciaries, and even professionals within rehabilitation, insurance, and health care management. For individuals suffering from a catastrophic injury or illness, ...
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Early intervention equals improved outcomes for all: The importance of nurse case management in catastrophic injury and illness claims

Early intervention equals improved outcomes for all: The importance of nurse case management in catastrophic injury and illness claims

Last year (2019), in the state of Massachusetts, a little over 1,600 new workers compensation cases[i] were filed. A number representing a very small percentage of the Massachusetts employment rate which is estimated at over 3.7M individuals. Good job Massachusetts, ...
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Understanding and preparing an accurate Pediatric Life Care Plan

Understanding and preparing an accurate Pediatric Life Care Plan

In 2018, nearly 3.8 million babies were born within the United States. Most of these infants started their lives with no issues at birth and began achieving typical developmental milestones, yet, there were those whose lives were forever impacted by ...
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3 Things attorneys may not know about Medicare Set-Aside allocations

3 Things attorneys may not know about Medicare Set-Aside allocations

Cynthia Bourbeau, RN, CRRN, CCM, CNLCP® Founder & President – Medical and Life Care Consulting Services, Inc. The Centers for Medicare Services defines Medicare Set-Aside (MSA) allocations as financial agreements that allocate a portion of a workers’ compensation, medical malpractice or personal liability settlement to ...
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Back to life, back to work: highlighting an invaluable profession during National Case Management Week

Back to life, back to work: highlighting an invaluable profession during National Case Management Week

In the face of serious illness or injury, the idea of ever reclaiming a productive life can feel impossible. Fortunately, there is a set of compassionate professionals whose very role is to help turn that idea around—and make it a ...
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