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Email: mcoffman.azmlc@gmail.com

Arizona Medical-Legal Consultants



Misty L. Coffman, R.N., C.L.N.C., M.S.C.C., C.N.L.C.P.

Legal Nurse Consultant, Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified and Certified Nurse Life Care Planner


AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Life Care Plan Expert Witness, Medicare Set-aside Allocation Expert, Medical Cost Projections, Medical Bill Reviews, Medical Record Review, Case Analysis, Negligence Reviews, Nurse Case Strategist, Medical Research, Nurse Expert

 

LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:


 Registered Nurse, State of Arizona (Compact State Licensure/Multi-State Nursing Privileges): 2005 - present

Registered Professional Nurse, State of Ohio: 1992 – present

Registered Professional Nurse, State of Pennsylvania (past):  1989-1994
 

EDUCATION:

       Kelynco University                                                                      Life Care Planning
        Draper, Utah                                                                              2016

       University of Florida,                                                                  Medicare Set-Aside Program
       Gainesville, Florida                                                                     2012

       Vickie Milazzo Institute                                                               Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
       Houston Texas                                                                            2005

      Jacksonville University  (Online)                                                 Bachelor Degree of Science in Nursing
      Jacksonville, Florida                                                                    2004 (not yet completed)

      Community College of Philadelphia                                             Associates of Applied Science; Registered Nurse
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                                                          1987-1989

      Brigham Young University                                                           1983-1985
      Provo, Utah                                                                                 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
 
Vocational Diagnostics, Inc.                                         Nurse Consultant                                                        2016 – 2017
Phoenix, Arizona

        Life Care Plan research, analysis of medical records, and medical cost projections. Prepare chronologies and case summaries; medical            research; prepare summaries of witness and expert depositions, medical bill reviews, medical cost projections. Research charges and              fees. Draft letters to providers and consult with other expert witnesses assigned to the case.             
                                                                                      
Protocols/NuQuest                                                          Medicare Set-aside Allocator                                       2015
Full time remote position

General Dynamics                                                          Case Manager                                                              2013
Phoenix, Arizona

Scottsdale Healthcare (Shea Campus)                        Medical/Surgical Float Pool                                           2006-2007
Scottsdale, Arizona

Legal Nurse Consultant                                                                                                                                     2005-Present
Includes testifying nurse expert services and non-testifying consulting services. Testifying nurse expert witness regarding nursing standards of care in long term care and hospital environments, Medicare Set-aside Allocator, and Life Care Plan Expert Witness. Deposition and trial experience. Conference with attorneys, M.D. and other medical, vocational, and life care planning experts; medical cost projections; summarize M.D. and other expert opinions in draft form for expert opinion disclosure; research; assistance with deposition preparation and attend depositions; negligence reviews; prepare medical chronologies; prepare medical summaries; prepare summary portion of Complaints and Initial Disclosure Statements; prepare settlement demand letters; organize and prepare binders for attorney use and disclosure; assist other Certified Life Care Planners with cost research and medical summaries; review Medicare Set-aside Allocations and Life Care Plans for rebuttal/critique. Personal injury file reviews for in-house Case Managers. Consulting for a private home health care vendor in Arizona regarding nursing care, home visits, plans of care, quality assurance, and Medicare compliance. Attend IMEs and served as fact witness at trial.

 

Adams Lane Care Center                                               Director of Nursing (DON)                                       2002-2004
(A Zandex Healthcare Facility)                                   
Zanesville, Ohio                                                              

Occupational Medicine Center                                       Director of Nursing/Owner                                        1999-2005
of Muskingum County/Medical Testing
Group
Zanesville, Ohio

Zandex Healthcare                                                        Corporate Compliance Officer for a chain                 1995-1997
Zanesville, Ohio                                                             of seven nursing homes (dual certification)

Adams Lane Care Center                                             Manager of Skilled Care/Assistant DON                    1994 -1995
(A Zandex Healthcare Facility)                                   

Hospital Environment(s)                                                Medical/Surgical/Oncology/Pediatrics                     1989-1992
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                                            Orthopedics                                                            1990-1991
Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
 
United States Navy (active duty)                                   Hospital Corpsman                                                  1985-1986
 

CERTIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALS:      
·         Certified Nurse Life Care Planner - current
·         Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified - current
·         Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (prior)
·         Basic Life Support/AED
·         Minimum Data Set Competency Certification


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS:

 American Nurses Association
American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners