Dawn reviews the Coder’s Specialty Guide for Pain Management
Dawn Cook, RN, CLCP, CLNC, recently published “Coder’s Specialty Guide for Pain Management Review” in the Winter 2023 release of the AANLCP Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning.
To view Dawn’s full review, click here Cook, D. L. (2023) “Coder’s Specialty Guide for Pain Management Review” Journal of Nurse Life ...Read More
Medical Coding and Deciphering the Bills for Pain Injection and Radiofrequency Ablation
Pain injections and Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) are common medical procedures in litigation. Each procedure has a five-digit CPT (Current Procedural Terminology) code, as designed by the American Medical Association. When reviewing a past medical bill, there should be clear dates of service and a code for the service. ...Read More
Products to Make a Home More Accessible
A key component of life care planning is implementing technology that allows for the most independence, safety, and accessibility for a person in their home. Advancing technology is making it easier to control many aspects of a home from a smartphone, tablet, or with voice through products like Google Home ...Read More
Dawn publishes “What to Bring to a Deposition” article
Dawn Cook, RN, CLCP, CLNC publish an article titled “What to Bring to a Deposition” in the Summer 2022 release of the AANLCP Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning.
Readers of the article can find information and suggestions preparing for:
- Notice of Deposition
- Attorney consultation
- Producing your entire file
Spinal Cord Stimulators and LCP Considerations￼
A spinal cord stimulator is a device that sends a low level of electricity into the spinal cord to relieve pain and can be one of two types: an implanted pulse generator where the battery is placed in the spine or a rechargeable battery.
Good candidates for spinal cord stimulators ...Read More
Dawn receives the Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners￼
The American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners (AANLCP) is a professional member organization for nurses working in the field of life care planning. The AANLCP promotes education, collegiality, collaboration, research, and standards as they relate to the practice of Nurse Life Care Planning.
The Distinguished Service Award recognizes an ...Read More
Pain Procedures and Codes￼
Epidural Steroid Injections (ESI) and Radio Frequency Ablations (RFA) are standard medical procedures in personal injury, especially for motor vehicle crashes and slip-and-fall cases. Each procedure has a five-digit Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) code designated by the American Medical Association.
When you look at a past medical bill, ...Read More
Every person or organization that accesses, requests or receives medical records needs to be aware of the laws surrounding confidently and protection of medical records. Federal law is updated periodically and includes information on what must be done to comply with the law.
In the field of Life Care Planning, ...Read More
Low Vision and Assistive Aids
Low vision is vision loss that is permanent and cannot be corrected with medical or surgical intervention or conventional prescription eyeglasses. Devices are available to assist persons with low vision to live as independently as possible, keep up with their activities and social life.
Vision rehabilitation therapy is beneficial to people ...Read More
Dawn hosting breakout session at IARP Conference on Medical Bill Reviews
The International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP) Annual Conference is taking place November 12-13 virtually. The conference will offer sessions that go beyond the broad spectrum into the fine detail of the expert’s methodology, introduce new ideas and skills for rehabilitation and life care planning professionals, and create opinions based ...Read More