Learn about identifying, addressing and resolving issues involving electronic health records in litigation. This includes obtaining records, discovery complications, ensuring record authenticity and provider knowledge of printed reports.
Have you noticed more clients (or panicked adult-children) calling , wondering how the nursing home could possibly be sending your client home so soon – too soon? Instead of 100 days, are you seeing discharge happen routinely at day 10 or day 14 (if the client is lucky)? Medicare benefits have not changed, but hospitals and nursing homes have created (almost) impenetrable alliances. So, what’s changed – and how do you protect your client?
A Forbes article confirms that elder and long-term care is rapidly becoming one of the most daunting healthcare challenges of our day: “between 2015 and 2030, the number of people in the world aged 60 years or over is expected to grow by 56%, from just over 900 million to nearly 1.5 billion. By 2050, the global population of people older than 60 is expected to jump to two billion. In the United States, the number of Americans over the age of 65 is expected to double from roughly 50 million today to nearly 100 million by 2060”. This 30-minute program explores the impact to attorneys of this demographic change which is a defining issue of our time, including: the impact of the aging population; traditional estate planning practices; long-term care considerations; evaluating appropriate long-term care planning for your client; and coordinating long-term care strategies into an estate plan.
The definition of mental health facilities was greatly expanded by In re Linda B, a Illinois Supreme Court case with significance for hospitals and nursing facilities who treat persons with a diagnosis of mental health issues. Learn how to get a client into or out of a mental health facility and how to get court orders for medication or for the use of electro convulsive therapy (ECT), which is being used more often for persons who are elderly and diagnosed with depression.
Learn how to order medical records using the Hi-Tech Act, what to do when your office receives medical records, and how to work with an expert to determine whether a meritorious cause of action exists.
Learn how to establish the amount of a bill through Medical Fee Schedule or negotiated rate and understand the effect of payment of group insurance or Medicare payments. Learn how to negotiate 8(j) hold harmless agreements and handle 8(j) claims at the time of hearing. Get practical pointers for the medical bill “paper-chase.”