When developing or rebutting a life care plan or writing a bill review, life care planners must be aware of medical billing codes and corresponding definitions that can be utilized specific to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health. This article will review the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes as ...Read More
Neurological rehabilitation requires the support of either or a combination of occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy, typically delivered in an outpatient or inpatient rehab setting. These types of therapies often provide patients with a home exercise program to help supplement their rehabilitation in addition to session attendance. Home ...Read More
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
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
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
Dawn Cook’s article “Replacement Intervals in Life Care Planning” was recently published in the Fall 2020 issue of the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning (AANCLP). The AANCLP has been providing peer-reviewed excellence in life care planning since 2006.
This article details how to determine replacement intervals for ...Read More
Dawn Cook was recently published in the Fall 2020 issue of the Journal of Nurse Life Care Planning (AANCLP) with her article titled “It’s All About the Numbers”. The AANCLP has been providing peer-reviewed excellence in life care planning since 2006.
This article discusses the importance of correct ...Read More
There are many possible ways to treat or manage spinal pain ranging from conservative, non-invasive to surgical intervention. Two common types of pain management used for patients with spinal pain include non-interventional and interventional.
Non-interventional or conservative pain management methods are typically trialed first when a patient reports pain or ...Read More
Nurse life care planners typically interview a patient in their home when creating a life care plan. A home visit is conducted to view and document the plaintiff’s home environment in order to better understand the plaintiff’s needs. One way to demonstrate a plaintiff’s day-to-day life is by creating a ...Read More