Life Care Plan Analyses/Rebuttals

Often a life care planner retained by the defense will not have access to the plaintiff, which prevents a Life Care Plan from being developed. An alternative option to determine if reasonable recommendations and costs were included by the plaintiff’s life care planner is to perform and analysis of the life care plan or medical cost projection.

Methodology

During an analysis of a Life Care Plan or medical cost projection each recommendation with the associated frequency and cost is reviewed. Considerations are provided as to the current pattern of care, evidence based guidelines, healthcare providers’ recommendations and knowledge and experience.

Analysis

During the analysis of the plaintiff’s life care plan or medical cost projection, each recommendation with the associated frequency is reviewed. The review considers the plaintiff’s current pattern of care, evidence-based guidelines, information within the plaintiff’s Life care plan, and healthcare providers’ recommendations. Then a determination can be formulated as to the reasonableness of recommendations, frequency and cost.

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