May/June 2007

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A real business called “LNC Firm,” owned by RN Market, LLC, exists and was in no way involved in a litigation story that generically referenced “LNC firm” in the headline. The same headline about a $3 million lawsuit may have led readers to believe that said sum was the final settlement amount. The final amount is confidential, as was stated in the story.
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Part 2: Demystifying the RAI and MDS, tools for well-being of nursing home patient
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By Frances W. “Billie” Sills, RN, MSN, ARNP

Reflections on massacre at Virginia Tech: legalities of mental illness, liability

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By Dan Clifford, publisher

Advice given on web sites or blogs may carry liability risks for lawyers, professionals  

The Gist: Medical experts, LNCs and attorneys should check with their insurance companies about coverage of claims resulting from web site or blog advice.

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Newsspots

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AALNC highlights: expert precedent, JCAHO does strokes, metadata dangers

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Interview: Surviving caps —Texas nurse consultant shares strategies, move from med mal

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By Dan Clifford, publisher

Interview: New LNC shares persistence strategy of landing cases, strengths of training

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By Dan Clifford, publisher

Verdicts & Settlements

Cases compiled from www.verdictslaska.com; Editorials by Rose Clifford, editor

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Ask Pat Bemis — business structure

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Remote management software for medical records debuts from LMI

• The Gist: Medical records reviewers need to weigh the advantages or disadvantages of having records off-site or on-site. Records reviewers tire of the lifting, hauling, storage and expense of records. While some people fear lax internet security, on-site records can be stolen or destroyed as well.

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By Dan Clifford, publisher

Essay: Basic nursing care key to prevention of pressure sores

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By Jeanne Campbell, BSN, RN, C, CLNC

Essay: Know the right places to look in nursing home cases

Lifting the right lids may reveal the pearls of potential gaps in quality care

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By Marcia Eastlund, RN, CLNC, RAC-C
and Prudence Mitchell, RN, CLNC, NHA

Newsspots/Nursing homes

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Essay: Constipation is common in long-term care, deadly, preventable. Constipation accounts for almost 6 million doctor visits a year. Some visits will lead to court — look for standards of care

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By Margaret S. Wacker, RN, PhD, CLNC

Opinion: What if Anna Nicole Smith’s death were a med mal case?

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Essay: More ammunition for a case: Look for fraud, whistleblower potential

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By Rose Clifford, editor

Essay: Focus on coding and billing

• The Gist: Medical billing is a key to detect and discover related diagnoses, treatments and providers in a case.

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By Kathleen Sesco, RN, BSN, MHA

Essay: Ahlborn’s importance to LCPs, MSA specialists, attorneys

• The Gist: Medicare Set Aside specialists and life care planners are qualified to complete the set asides for both Medicaid and Medicare. It is important to be trained in the area due to the regulations and rules concerning the reports and what is needed.

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By Dorajane Apuna, BSN, MA, RN, CCM, CNLCP

Research: Focus on Cancer

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By Pam Hollsten, RN, BSN, LNCC

Trends: Legal liability risk seminars emerging as medico-legal opportunity

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By Dan Clifford, publisher

Opinion: Cost overruns, inefficiency: The time has come for universal healthcare

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By Ralph Deitemeyer, RPh

Essay: Heavy work loads compromise patient health: look at hospital staffing

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By Rose Clifford, editor

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