Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant On Working Workers’ Compensation Cases Presentation
Greater Augusta AALNC
Atlanta, Georgia -- Greater Augusta American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (GA AALNC) hosted a webinar “Workers’ Compensation: The Rules of the Game” on May 14, 2012.
Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC and 2012 President of the GA AALNC welcomed Alice M. Adams, RN, BBA of Atlanta AALNC and its past president to the Greater Augusta group to talk with the legal nurses about working with Workers’ Compensation cases.
About the Program:
The Workers’ Compensation insurance system is mandated by the federal government but administered by each state and care is delivered within a structured framework. The webinar focused on the commonalities between states, the challenges to defining injury-related care and the opportunities for legal nurses to participate at many levels in this healthcare system.
“Workers’ Compensation is a benefits program created by state law that provides medical, rehabilitation, income, death and other benefits to employees and dependents due to injury, illness and death resulting from a compensable work-related claim covered by the law,” explained Adams.
HIPAA, employee responsibilities, red flag claimant situations that may affect the claim, non-covered injuries, case management duties, catastrophic rehabilitation, controverted claims, pain and depression were discussed by Adams.
Legal nurse consultants will find work opportunities with employers, insurers and defense firms or may choose to assist claimant attorneys in obtaining benefits and healthcare for injured workers.
About Greater Augusta AALNC:
Greater Augusta AALNC is an active chapter of the national AALNC and presents online educational programs bimonthly to legal nurse consultants and guests. Greater Augusta AALNC also meets in person for special events and business/networking meetings.
Upcoming events are posted on the website Legal-Nurse-Consultants-Augusta.com Home page and a Registration link is provided.
About Liz Buddenhagen:
Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant Liz Buddenhagen has a thirty year clinical hospital background in nursing and assists Atlanta attorneys with the medical issues of their legal cases. Buddenhagen & Associates was formed in 2005. Information can be obtained at Legal-Nurse-Consultant-LNC.com, email Liz@BuddenhagenLNC.com or call 770-725-2997.
- Contact Information
- Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC
- Buddenhagen & Associates
- (1) 770-725-2997
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