In addition to traditional funding options, NeuLife offers letters of protection as an alternative funding arrangement for catastrophically injured individuals involved in personal injury lawsuits who could not otherwise afford post-acute catastrophic rehabilitation. NeuLife works in collaboration with plaintiff attorneys and others to provide timely and adequate post-acute rehabilitative treatment to the patient that is also financially feasible. NeuLife also works with commercial insurance and workers compensation programs and offers funding options for Veterans and Military Service Members. For more information regarding this alternative funding arrangement for individuals involved in personal injury lawsuits, please call 800.626.3876 or send an email to Shane Martin.
Types of Cases
The most common causes of catastrophic injuries are car accidents and other vehicle (truck, motorcycle) collisions, workplace accidents, construction accidents and falls. Other causes include acts of violence, sporting accidents, injuries from falling or flying objects, medical malpractice and military incidents.
Catastrophic injuries such as brain and spinal cord injuries are serious, complex injuries that usually have long-term or life-long implications. In addition to the physical pain and emotional impact of catastrophic injuries, the financial consequences can be overwhelming. An injury claim can provide compensation for medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering.
A common source of catastrophic injuries is workplace accidents, particularly in construction and industrial environments. Workers’ compensation claimants account for a large portion of our patient population at NeuLife. As a post-acute catastrophic rehabilitation provider, our clinical and non-clinical staff fully understands the workers’ compensation claims process and regularly works with attorneys, claims adjusters, case managers, nurses and other providers involved in the claim. In addition, NeuLife has relationships with several workers’ compensation payors and participates in the majority of workers’ compensation provider networks, thereby enabling claimants to easily access post-acute catastrophic rehabilitation at NeuLife for treatment of their work injury.
Catastrophically injured individuals without medical insurance who are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident or fall, for example, are also able to access treatment at NeuLife through alternative funding mechanisms while the case is still pending litigation, despite their inability to pay. NeuLife is one of the few healthcare facilities in the U.S. that admits and treats patients under a letter of protection. In doing so, NeuLife defers collection of its fees until settlement of the personal injury case. A letter of protection is essentially a contract between the injured person, attorney and medical provider which allows the injured person to get the treatment he or she needs in exchange for a promise to pay the medical provider directly from settlement proceeds.
In life-changing personal injury cases, multi-disciplinary post-acute catastrophic rehabilitation at NeuLife is a win-win. Scientifically validated research studies have proven that post-acute catastrophic rehabilitation significantly improves functional outcomes, independence and quality of life. Based on our most recent data, NeuLife patients achieve an average functional improvement of 80% from admission to discharge. Post-acute catastrophic rehabilitation can also impact the settlement value of a case along with settlement potential. As an added benefit, NeuLife offers 24/7 access to patient information and provides detailed supporting medical documentation during a patient’s admission and immediately upon discharge which helps promote faster settlements.
We conduct a comprehensive evaluation of each patient upon admission to establish individualized rehabilitation goals. NeuLife understands that every patient is unique and no two injuries are the same – a treatment plan that works for one patient might not be effective for another. Our interdisciplinary team uses the information from the comprehensive evaluation to then develop an effective care plan and establish a baseline to compare future progress towards each rehabilitation goal.
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