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Life Care Plan, Medical Consultation

What Is A Life Care Plan?

 July 21, 2020

By  Debbi Katz

According to the International Conference on Life Care Planning and the International Academy of Life Care Planners, the definition of a life care plan is “a dynamic document based upon published standards of practice, comprehensive assessment, data analysis, and research, which provides an organized, concise plan for current and future needs with associated costs for individuals who have experienced catastrophic injury or have chronic health care needs.” Individuals with disabilities have special needs, needs that very well may last a lifetime. One of the most essential services we provide is life care planning.

All of the costs associated with the future care of an individual in order to assist them in maintaining as independent lifestyle as possible are considered in the life care plan.

Qualifications of the Life Care Planner

Life care plans are developed by qualified and licensed health professionals, with experience in developing treatment plans and cost analyses. In addition, a Certified Life Care Planner has completed 120 hours of coursework with an approved educational program including 16 hours of training in the legal process and submission of a peer reviewed life care plan. Satisfactory completion of a proctored test is also required for certification.

How is a Life Care Plan Developed?

The Life Care Planner gathers information when developing a life care plan. This includes interviewing the client and family members, reviewing medical records and supporting documents such as depositions, day in the life videos, school records, employment records, and tax returns, consulting with treatment providers and/or experts, and researching costs and sources for treatment. The Life Care Planner then projects a plan of care looking and ways to preserve quality of life and prevent complications by taking all of these factors into consideration. The cost of these services is researched using reliable databases and sources and the cost of future care is outlined.

How does the Life Care Plan Help?

Attorneys use the Life Care Plan to:

  • Outline future costs to settle a case
  • Identify current and future medical needs to ensure the client receives medically necessary care
  • Ensure treatment projections include strategies for preventing complications
  • Identify medical needs related to an injury as an individual ages
  • Establish a credible expert to testify regarding future care/costs on injury or malpractice case

Why call AdvancedRM for your Life Care Planning Needs

  • 35 years of experience setting cost reserves and working with catastrophic injury cases
  • Extensive knowledge of medical/legal issues on cases
  • Certified Life Care Planners with expertise in SCI, TBI, orthopedic injuries, amputations, burn injuries, medical malpractice, and medically complex cases
  • Large staff of nurses and rehabilitation experts with current clinical experience to evaluate merit on cases or determine whether there are breaches in standards of care

The AdvancedRM Advantage

All plans prepared by certified life care planners with 25 years of experience

Life Care Plan
We outline the cost of all treatment, services, and equipment needed in addition to identifying long-term costs for a client with a catastrophic injury, chronic illness, or disability.  This report is typically created when expert testimony may be required.  

The AdvancedRM Advantage

All plans prepared by certified life care planners with 25 years of experience

Life Care Plan
We outline the cost of all treatment, services, and equipment needed in addition to identifying long-term costs for a client with a catastrophic injury, chronic illness, or disability.  This report is typically created when expert testimony may be required.  

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