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Med-Legal

Discussion on Metal Working Fluid Exposure Limits

  Inhalation of Metal Working Fluid (MWF) mists that exceed OSHA levels can cause irritation of the lungs, throat and nose.  Irritation may affect upper respiratory areas including nose, throat, oral pharynx, lungs, and bronchi.  Symptoms reported after inhalation can include sore throat, red and watery eyes, itchy eyes, runny nose and other cold like…

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Discussion on Heroin and its Effects

Heroin (diacetylmorphine) is a semisynthetic narcotic that was first synthesized in 1874. It was originally marketed as a safer, non-addictive substitute to morphine. Soon after its introduction, heroin was realized to be clearly as addictive as morphine, prompting the US government to institute measures to control its use. By 1914, the Harrison Narcotics Act prohibited…

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Components of a Life Care Plan

A Life Care Plan is a document that projects the future costs of medical goods and services, medications, or other necessary requirements for a catastrophically injured or ill patient. Life Care Plans are created after a team of specialists completes comprehensive assessments, data analysis, and research.

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Medical Bill Audits

A typical medical billing involves two processes, the Financial Review and the Clinical Review of related charges. The Financial Review is subdivided into a Usual, Customary and Reasonable (UCR) Analysis and a Medical Billing Audit, and involves a comprehensive review of the Universal Bill and itemization. The Clinical Review is a thorough review of the medical records performed by trained Registered Nurses and the Medical Director to determine the necessity of treatment for accident-related injuries.

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