Medical and Life Care Consulting hosts a complimentary webinar presentation ‘Medical Chart Reviews & Chronologies: Get the Full Story’. This 50-minute webinar is a great resource for paralegals and attorneys eager to learn more about compiling medical chart reviews and chronologies, how to translate records into a clear story, and how to identify red flags.
Whether you represent the plaintiff or the defense, attaining and understanding the medical records are crucial to your case.
Viewers will learn:
- Organizing and reviewing records: Depending on the time since the injury or illness, you could receive a small mountain (or huge digital file) of records. Learn best practices for organizing the information, and using software such as Excel to put them in chronological order.
- Identifying clues that point to missing information: Information within a medical record is very much like pieces to a large puzzle. Learn how to quickly identify clues that help put the puzzle together.
- Asking questions: Make sure you are asking the right questions and understand what the answers may mean.
- When to seek help from a medical expert and what to expect: The complexity of the case usually determines when and how soon to seek the help of a medical expert. Learn more about when and why you should seek the help of a medical professional and what to expect from that engagement.
April Pettengill has over 33 years of experience as a Registered Nurse. She worked in the hospital setting in geriatrics, pediatrics, telemetry, and orthopedics. For the last 30 years, she has been a case manager for work-related injuries and illnesses.
Ms. Pettengill has extensive experience with catastrophic injuries and in 2004 she became certified as a Nurse Life Care Planner. In 2005, she expanded her areas of expertise by attaining the Medicare Set Aside Consultant Certification and has been writing MSA’s since.
April currently works per diem for a local Home Health Agency to keep her hands-on clinical skills active. While working in the community she has the opportunity to work with patients over the continuum of care including High Tech Pediatric patients.
April has been a member of AANLCP since 2004 actively working on the conference committee and most recently as secretary on the CNLCP® Certification Board from 2007 to 2018.