Get Back on Your Feet! What Every Injured and Ill Person Needs to Know

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This book is intended to provide each person with the tools they will need to interact with the healthcare, insurance, legal and rehabilitation industry when a medical, disability or workers’ compensation claim is filed. Every provider should be working as a part of a multidisciplinary system, with the goal of maximizing each patients' medical outcomes. When the various members of the healthcare team act within their own vacuum, the care and outcomes for the individual patient are compromised. Get Back On Your Feet is a comprehensive guide which aids anyone seeking care within the system. It gives each person the opportunity to have the information they will need to obtain the maximum benefits afforded to them under each system. It also provides guidance to aid the individual when obstacles and problems hinder their progress or threaten their overall well-being. This book has been written by a seasoned professional registered nurse with over twenty-three years of experience dealing with the emergency and critical healthcare, workers’ compensation, disability, case management and insurance systems. Since we all experience injury or illness at some point in life, this book is a must-have addition to your home library

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Joanne Gerrish, RN, CPHQ Finally, a guide to help patients and their families wade through the medical, legal and insurance bureaucracies of this country.Monique Lemire, Nurse This book is written in basic, every day language all of us can understand.Assemblyman Chris Ortloff, 114th District, New York State Assembly Comprehensive and detailed guidebook intended most of all to give the patient control over every part of the process.Jessica Spinelli Sudol, M. Ed., CRC, NCC This book is a must-read for consumers, advocates, educators, policy makers, lawyers, and rehabilitation professionals alike.Barbara Zelinski, Senior Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor With this book, the reader will have his own advocate and guide every step of the way.

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Deborah Ribis has been a Registered Nurse for 23 years. Her vast experience has included working in trauma, intensive care, utilization management (helping different agencies pool their resources for patient benefit), medical care evaluation, and medical case management (where she coordinated medical and vocational services for injured patients). She has an intimate working knowledge of the workers’ compensation, third party liability, managed care, and indemnity health care systems. In her role as a a Nationally Certified Nurse Life Care Planner, Deborah assessed the injured or ill individual as a whole, interpreted information received from the multi-disciplinary healthcare team, legal team, case management, and insurance carrier, and completed a Life Care Plan, used to identify and project lifetime medical, vocational, and personal care needs and costs for the injured or ill individual. Deborah has also provided behind-the-scenes medical-legal consultation services for the insurance and legal industry with regard to issues of malpractice or liability.

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