Difficult Medical Providers, Organization Frustrations, HIPAA Pitfalls and More
Medical records are a treasure trove of invaluable information. Do you have the skills it takes to uncover essential evidence that will make you worth your weight in gold? Moreover, can you avoid the innumerable errors that can cost your attorney time, money and client goodwill? This insightful course will provide you with tools you need to overcome challenges faced with obtaining, organizing, reviewing and summarizing these records. It will also illuminate critical pitfalls every paralegal must avoid. Find and analyze medical records with confidence - register today!
Learn how to handle key difficulties in obtaining medical records.
Calm the chaos by putting a logical medical record organization system in place.
Avoid common mistakes while reviewing and summarizing records.
Understand HIPAA and how potential pitfalls may arise in your everyday responsibilities.
Tame the additional challenges electronic medical records bring about.
Avoid inadvertent ethical slip-ups that can cause trouble for your attorney and your firm.
Overcoming Challenges in Obtaining Medical Records
Unorganized Medical Records - Getting a System in Place
Common Errors in Interpreting and Reviewing Records
Civil Trial Law: 6.00Personal Injury Trial Law: 6.00
This course has been approved by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization for certification and recertification continuing legal education requirements for paralegals and legal assistants. Certification areas: Civil Trial Law and Personal Injury Trial Law.
MILA CARLSON is the founder and president of Mila Carlson & Associates, P.C., Nurse Consulting/Nurse Life Care Planning, based in Rockford, Illinois. They assist defense or plaintiff attorneys with any medical-related cases, such as medical malpractice, personal injury, criminal or family law; as well as preparing life care plans/medical cost projections/Medicare set-asides (MSAs), and providing expert witness testimony for these plans. Ms. Carlson has served as adjunct faculty for the University of St. Francis. She is a member of the Alpine Kiwanis Club of Rockford, and has served on the Board of Directors, as well as the Charities Committee. Ms. Carlson's professional affiliations include the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants, the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners, and the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP). She earned her nursing degree from the SwedishAmerican Hospital School of Nursing, Rockford, Illinois; her Bachelor of Science in health arts and Masters of Science in health services administration from the University of St. Francis, Joliet, Illinois; and her Ph.D. degree in health administration from Warren National University, Cheyenne, Wyoming. Ms. Carlson also completed her legal nurse consulting course and certification exam through the Vickie Milazzo Institute and her life care planning and Medicare set-aside courses through Kelynco. She is a frequent lecturer to both paralegals and attorneys on her areas of practice and ethics.
SUSIE MCGREGOR-HUYER is with MH Consultants. She has been involved in healthcare since 1990, first as a paramedic, then as a nurse. Although her initial work roles included emergency nursing and ICU, in 2003, she began hospice work, where she eventually moved into leadership roles, including administration and consulting. Ms. McGregor-Huyer now provides life care planning, legal nurse consulting services and nursing education consulting services in Minneapolis/St. Paul and across the country. She also works part-time as a nursing director in the assisted living/memory care arena. Ms. McGregor-Huyer's legal nurse consulting practice specializes in products liability, personal injury, medical malpractice and nursing home negligence cases, where she provides attorneys and their teams with analysis on the medical issues of their cases. She has held certifications as a legal nurse consultant and hospice and palliative care nurse. Ms. McGregor-Huyer is currently eligible for certifications in forensic nursing, life care planning, risk management and Medicare set-asides. She earned both her B.S.N. and M.S.N. degrees, gaining significant experience in both outpatient and inpatient settings in a variety of roles. Ms. McGregor-Huyer is a frequent lecturer for National Business Institute on various medical related topics, including legal ethics for paralegals.
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