Let me tell you a story. Some details have been changed to protect … well, you know. Once upon a time I was asked to review some records on a young man, about 32, who sustained many fractures in an accident. Let’s call him Charley. Now, several years later, he’d been back to his regular…

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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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I know that many –perhaps most– of the people reading this think they know what a nurse life care planner is and does already. And they might. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned in my work, it’s that you can always learn something new. Maybe this is your chance! Here are some questions I get asked by…

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What is a life care plan? Who uses it? A life care plan is a dynamic document that outlines medical, therapy, environmental, transportation, equipment and supplies, pharmaceutical, and other needs for a person with a catastrophic or chronic health condition, with all associated costs. It is transparent, meaning that the planner clearly identifies sources of…

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When the parties negotiate and agree to a settlement, often it isn’t going to be a lump sum, but can be allocated in different ways. This picture is sure to get even more complex when ACA provisions become more prominent. Even if you have an expert nurse life care plan as part of the initial negotiations, it often makes sense for the parties to work with a nurse life care planner, a financial planner, and a specialist in governmental and other benefits to be sure the distribution plan makes sense to meet projected needs.

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