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What is a “Past Medical Bills” report?

Attorneys involved in personal injury and medical malpractice cases will want to have all the medical bills post incident reviewed for appropriateness. There are several steps involved in a past medical bill review, which includes the following: Verification: The first … Continued

Lumbar Fusion and Billing

When a law firm is reviewing the past bills for a lumbar fusion surgery, there may bills from several providers with many differing codes and charges. The basic charges for a lumbar fusion include: Pre-operative assessment by the surgeon and … Continued

Dawn Cook Presents at AALNC

Dawn Cook was featured as a guest speaker at the pre-track forum of the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC) Annual Forum held in Louisville, Kentucky on April 4, 2019. Dawn’s session on “Analyzing Past Medical Bills: Do you … Continued

Motorcycle Accidents and Life Care Planning

Motorcyclists are more vulnerable than occupants of cars; therefore, they are more likely to sustain serious injuries if involved in a crash. Roads are designed for heavier vehicles and road barriers and guardrails are made for deflecting the energy of … Continued

Dawn Cook Featured Speaker at DRI pre-seminar session

Dawn Cook was recently included as a subject matter expert as a certified life care planner at the pre-seminar ‘Advanced Skills for Cross-Examination of the Life Care Planner’ at the Defense Research Institutes (DRI) Medical Liability and Health Care Law … Continued

Spinal Cord Stimulator: What to Expect in Medical Bills

The spinal cord stimulator (SCS) is used for several painful conditions including: failed back syndrome, complex regional pain syndrome and other chronic pain conditions. It has been used for over 40 years and is often considered after other methods of … Continued

Dawn presents at IARP Conference

Dawn Cook was pleased to be a speaker at the 2018 International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) in Charlotte, NC. Her presentation ‘Adding Past Medical Bill Reviews to Your Practice: A Natural Addition to Life Care Planning’ introduced Life Care … Continued