Frequently Asked Questions

What is the role of a MSA Nurse Analyst?

Our Registered Nurse MSA Analysts are educated, credentialed, Bachelor Degree or higher level of nursing education who promote a level of nursing experience which makes them most qualified to complete Medicare Care Set Asides. They are always available to answer your questions and they apply the nursing process to all MSA reports completed:

  • Assessment - Gathering medical information and reviewing in a systematic manner, analyzing that information
  • Nursing Diagnosis - Identify medical diagnoses related to the injured person and determine ICD codes using clinical judgment concerning actual or potential health conditions
  • Planning - Develop the MSA report for present and future medical care after obtaining the most up to date treating physician input
  • Implementation - Documenting on the MSA report based on the continuity of care necessary
  • Evaluate - What will the future medical need costs be based on effectiveness of medical care provided in the past. As needed, MSA report may need to be modified.

How long does it take to complete an MSA report?

10 days or less dependent upon SA being in receipt of all necessary medical documentation. RUSH reports can be requested with a turnaround time of 3-5 working days.

What is the role of a Life Care Planner?

Nurse Life Care Planners have an inherent ability from their clinical experiences, based on the Nursing Process, nursing theory, and evidence based nursing research, to apply their critical thinking skills to the practice of Life Care Planning. Their role is to be an advocate for a person who has sustained a permanent life changing event.

Why Registered Nurses versus physicians in completing Life Care Plans?

Life Care Planners can come from diverse professional backgrounds and as long as they are experienced, credentialed and certified in the Life Care Plan discipline, are considered qualified. Life Care Plans in and of themselves, are considered a team effort due to the multi professional disciplines involved in the completion of the report.

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