ALN Consulting Blog

CMS 5 Star Ratings of Nursing Homes

For the past several months, you may have been following along with our CMS (Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services) Interpretive Guidelines series.  In this installment, Devin Shelby, Administrator of Dickson Health and Rehabilitation, discusses the change in CMS...

The Power of a Nurse’s Words

We here at ALN sometimes encounter a sense of "Am I making a difference and is it enough?" in our profession. And it's interesting to hear that same thing from other nurses.  Diane M Goodman recently posted a piece that so compelled us, we just had to share.  Thank...

CMS Interpretive Guidelines – Revisions to Restraints Guidance

As part of ALN Consulting’s commitment to our legal partners, we introduce the second installment of our CMS Interpretive Guidelines series by diving into the revisions on the use of restraints. The guidelines include an explanation of the intent of the law,...

Why Hire A Legal Nurse Consultant?

Medical malpractice and long term care cases often come with an unimaginable volume of records. Partnering with a legal nurse consultant to review these records can help attorneys discover the merits of the case quickly. With their extensive knowledge of the health...

Prevention and Policy: Falls in Long Term Care

The World Health Organization (WHO) defined falls in the 2007 Global Report on Falls Prevention in Older Age as, “inadvertently coming to rest on the ground, floor or other lower level, excluding intentional change in position to rest in furniture, wall or other...

Understanding The Four Elements of Negligence

Understanding the four elements of negligence are essential to evaluating a malpractice case. Since early American law was formed, negligence was considered a distinct tort in which a person was held subject to liability for carelessly causing harm to another. In...

Legal Nurse Consulting: How To Review Medical Records

When using medical records to build a claim or defense, legal teams must have these documents requested through a specific process. In order to aggregate enough information needed for a particular case, analyzing these records can prove to be challenging and...

How To Get Your Medical Records

There are many reasons an individual would wish to request and review their own medical record from a doctor’s office, hospital, or other medical care provider. They may want a record to provide a new doctor, they may want to understand more about a certain medical...

Diving Deep in EMR – A Medical Malpractice Tale

A long-time client of ALN Consulting, a medical malpractice attorney, contacted ALN for assistance developing the defense in a suit brought against a primary care physician, Dr. A. White, for wrongful death due to reckless prescribing of controlled substances....

Sometimes we do win on causation…

An ALN client, a long-term care provider, contacted ALN regarding a matter that had the potential to be a catastrophic case due to altered charting and the type of injuries alleged. Our client had a narrow window of time to respond to the plaintiff’s demand and wanted...

Wham Bam Success!

Recently, ALN was asked to assist one of our clients with a hefty task - review thousands of medical records in less than 4 weeks to help ready the motions team for their next round of MDL litigation. Always up for the challenge, ALN pulled together a team of 10...

More Happy Clients…

Our clients include attorney firms as well as health care facility operators. Here's what one of our LTC case managers recently passed along: "It is a pleasure to be working with you and we are fortunate to have "discovered" ALN. The services provided are outstanding"...

Happy Clients

At ALN Consulting, our clients are our number one priority. Recently, here's what a new attorney had to say about our services:  Alicia, thank you for an excellent and thorough review of the records and analysis for this case. It will be very helpful as we continue to...

Nashville Food Project

Recently, members of the ALN team began partnering with the Nashville Food Project to help provide access to healthy food in homeless and working poor communities across Davidson county. Over 100,000 people in Davidson County lack access to enough food to obtain and...

Alicia Luke, RNC, LNCC asked to speak at upcoming NBI seminar

Alicia Luke has been selected to present at the National Business Institute’s seminar “Anatomy and Physiology 101 for Attorneys” on November 29, 2012 at the Doubletree Hotel in Nashville, TN. This seminar will be presented to attorneys and other legal professionals...