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Atlanta Legal Nurse Consultant Offers New Medical Cost Projection Service


Atlanta – April 1, 2009 – Atlanta legal nurse consultant Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC, offers a cost containment tool to assist the Atlanta legal community.

Buddenhagen, who has a thirty year clinical professional RN background, including critical care, says her company’s newest service is assisting attorneys by providing Medical Cost Projections.

Here’s what it is and how it is used:

A Medical Cost Projection is a cost estimate of future medical costs, durable medical equipment (DME) and prescription drugs. Medical complications can be included. Records are organized, reviewed and costs analyzed in a brief summary with timeline from date of injury forward.

A Medical Cost Projection (MCP) is a “mini” Life Care Plan, if you will, used to give an attorney a quick and efficient analysis of medical costs going into mediation or settlement. It is not recommended for litigated cases which result in a jury trial.

The Medical Cost Projection is based on the medical reports from all treating providers. A brief medical summary of initial injury, current treatment, future medical needs, and any pre-existing or co-existing conditions is included. Costs are itemized on an annual and lifetime basis.

The Atlanta legal nurse consultant points out that her firm is highly skilled in rapidly assessing the medical records. Medical Cost Projection is a quick, convenient and inexpensive service that adds value as a negotiation tool pending mediation or settlement.

About Buddenhagen & Associates:

Buddenhagen & Associates is a full service legal nurse consulting firm, assisting attorneys with medically related legal cases. Liz Buddenhagen, RN, CLNC, is associated with the National Alliance of Certified Legal Nurse Consultants (NACLNC) and the American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants (AALNC).

In addition to the newest Medical Cost Projection service, the firm assists attorneys with Medicare Set-Aside Allocation.

In the past, this service has been utilized by Workers’ Compensation attorneys and insurance companies. Currently, in 2009, it is expected that liability attorneys and insurance companies will also be taking Medicare’s interest into consideration when settling cases. A Medicare Set-Aside can be used as a vehicle to accomplish the required CMS consideration.

The Atlanta legal nurse consultant can work on the medical aspects of any legal case. Our most popular legal nurse services, says Buddenhagen, are:
• locating expert witnesses
• screening reviews
• organizing records
• timelines and
• summaries.

“Our firm can work within the attorney’s budget” says Buddenhagen.

For more information about Medical Cost Projections, Medicare Set-Asides and legal nurse consulting in the Atlanta area, call Liz Buddenhagen, RN, at Buddenhagen and Associates – (770) 725-2997. Visit the company website at


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