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Medical and Life Care Consulting Medical Chart Reviews

Medical Chart Reviews and Chronologies: Seven Best Practices and Why They’re Important

Documentary evidence is a critical component of all litigious matters. Thinking specifically about retrospective chart reviews, also known as a medical record review, a thorough understanding of the information within medical records can make or break a case. In this ...
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Making the case for Employee Health & Wellness

Making the case for Employee Health & Wellness

Employers nationwide are paying close attention to the need for wellness programs and benefits. Historically, one of the main drawbacks to providing wellness benefits is that it costs money, and the return on that investment isn’t always clear-cut. However, as ...
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What about pain: Understand pain and options for managing pain within workers' compensation claims

What about pain: Understand pain and options for managing pain within workers’ compensation claims

Each year millions of claims are submitted by workers who may have suffered a work-related injury or illness. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 2.8 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses reported by private injury employers in 2019 alone. Of ...
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Supporting workers through Post-Coronavirus (COVID-19) Recovery

Workers are still feeling the effects of COVID-19: There is a new program to help!

In early September (2020), the United States surpassed 6 million[i] cases of COVID-19 reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Since March, the U.S. has witnessed the diagnosis exponentially increase around the country, some diagnosis resulting in death (approximately ...
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Obesity within workers' compensation case management

Obesity within workers’ compensation case management

The battle of the bulge has been a losing battle for many as the obesity rate for Americans has steadily increased to over 40%.[i] More and more of the population, as indicated, have problems with weight management due to a ...
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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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