What is it going to cost me?

Posted by on Mar 28, 2011 in Billing, Blog, Legal Nurse Consultant, LNC Costs, MK Consulting, MKC, Services

Overall costs continue to be at the forefront of everyone’s mind.   Adjusters want to know projected costs so they know how much will be charged back to the file. Plaintiff attorney also want to know what costs will be, and defense attorneys need a cost estimate prior to seeking approval from their clients. To best address these cost concerns, LNC’s should be able to adjust costs and hours to meet YOUR needs.  The LNC should be flexible with cost projections and hourly fees.  As a consumer of medical-legal services, don’t be afraid to ask for creative ways to address these cost issues. At MKC we have created a suite of LNC products to address needs at any level!  These products are designed to address the smallest increment of time/function to the more traditional LNC products which bill by the hour.  For instance MKC offers a product that provides a quick scan of the available medical records.  This early intervention will help the attorney and/or adjuster to understand casualty and damages AND provide a vital piece of understanding, so strategies can be implemented at the onset. pay advance no faxingyoure seriouspayday loans overnight So what to do?  Embrace the available LNC role/medical record review and be creative in how you best utilize the available services. Remember the old idiom- In for a penny, in for a pound? Well in this case that does not necessarily hold true!  You can actually use LNC services in a cost conscious manner, by selecting specialized products. Use products that free up your time AND provide a useful end...

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What Am I?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2010 in Blog, Kari Williamson, Legal Nurse Consultant, LNC, MK Consulting, MKC, Nursing, RN

What Am I?   I am reviewer of records…all kinds of medical records from all kinds of providers. I am registered nurse with additional education in the legal field. amercially reasonable mannersame day loans bad credit no fees I have YEARS of being an active nurse provider in the clinical, insurance and legal arenas I know medical terminology, and can read and understand an operative report. I create medical summaries and chronologies. I help with causality issues and injury-medical relatedness questions. I search for medical/nurse experts across the country. I analyze medical records and documentation. I consult with adjusters and attorneys about liability issues. I use critical thinking and knowledge to help resolve claims and file issues.   I read and write reports….ALOT I do medical literature research I have to know and understand the insurance legal arenas …and the list goes on. What am I? A seasoned Legal Nurse...

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Beginnings

Posted by on Nov 3, 2010 in Blog, Kari Williamson, Legal Nurse Consultant, LNC, MK Consulting, MKC

I started my LNC career many years ago, back in 1994. Back then legal nurse consulting was still relatively new, and there were not many practicing LNC’s.   I actually began reviewing cases for a few adjuster friends who wanted “help” with understanding the medical records in their claims files.  Right from the beginning I realized I LOVED the work.  It was very challenging and really fit with my personality and thought processes. Being a LNC is much like being a detective- a file has many puzzle pieces that have to be sorted out, and then put in to some sort of cohesive order.  I also like the opportunity to help attorneys and adjusters with specific medical questions.  I take great delight in the satisfaction of unraveling a particularly difficult case, and helping to achieve my client goals. Over the years, I developed a unique reporting style that my clients have grown to rely on.  Through ongoing, advanced education, and work opportunities, I have continued to improve my work product.  Many of my current clients have been with me since the beginning, over 15 years ago.  They have richly affected and influenced my career and work products.  Many of the MKC current products and services are a direct response to individual client requests.   I have also shared some my reporting techniques and styles with other nurses along the way, and I continue to be dedicated to helping other nurses who want to broaden their skill sets. I guess the bottom line is that I am passionate about helping others, both professionally and personally.  I like being my own boss, and independent to set my own schedule. And yes, I am one of those crazy small business owners who takes work on vacation to meet a deadline, and will usually always answer the phone!  The other really great thing is- I love what I do!   I have been blessed to work in this industry for many years, and hope that I will be able to enjoy many more to come! I invite you to come along on this blogging journey with me, and begin some interactive feedback and dialogue. I hope you find the blog to be educational, informative and useful. Also, please let me know issues or topics that you would like to learn more...

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