Do you leave money on the table when you use medical cost projections (MCP) in negotiations? You sure do, if you think that surgeon fees are all that count. This is surprisingly common. Let me give you have a fuller idea of what’s involved in getting a good MCP, so I can help you get the most bang for your buck for your client.

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Q. Nurse life care planners can’t prescribe, can they? A. Yes, we can. There is no legal requirement in any state in the US for all goods and services for a patient’s care to be prescribed (sometimes termed, “ordered”)  by a physician. It’s important not to confuse an insurance plan’s requirement to have a physician prescription…

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Q. What educational background should an attorney look for when choosing a life care planner? A. Ask for proof of current, unrestricted registered nurse licensure. A registered nurse with a broad background in nursing, preferably with degree(s) from accredited college or university nursing programs, is essential for assessing the injured person’s function, cognition, and current…

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