Healthcare Law: Independent Nurse Consulting

This course was designed to assist RNs and medical professionals interested in healthcare law as an independent nurse consultant. Independent nurse consultants can work as medical experts for attorneys, insurance companies, hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, clinics, and government agencies and can help their client understand and resolve legal issues.

Becoming an independent nurse consultant working in healthcare law is not an easy task. It takes hard work and dedication. The novice nurse consultant must be familiar with the law, nursing, and medicine. Laws are defined as the system of rules for which a particular country or community recognizes as regulating actions of its members and which it may enforce by the imposition of penalties. Healthcare law is the federal, state, and local regulations among providers, payers, and vendors to the healthcare industry and its patients. Nursing is the profession or practice of providing care for the sick. Medicine is the science or practice of the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. That knowledge along with the independent nurse consultant’s extensive education, analytical skills, and clinical experience are the necessary talents the nurse will need to perform the task of being an independent nurse consultant working in healthcare law.

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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Define healthcare law and standards of care.
  2. Identify the four elements of negligence.
  3. Describe how to create a fee schedule.
  4. Describe how to create a work agreement.
  5. List the steps on how to organize medical records.


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: Healthcare Law

  • Negligence

Chapter 3: The Role of the Independent Nurse Consultant

  • Organize and Review Medical Records
  • Summarize and Analyze Medical Records
  • Render an Informed Opinion of the Medical Record

Chapter 4: Fee Schedules, Contracts, Marketing, and Client Relationships

  • Hourly Fees
  • Value-Based-Rates
  • Retainer
  • Negotiating an Agreement
  • Best Practices in Marketing
  • Building Client Relationships
    • Creating a Win-Win Situation

Chapter 6: Receiving and Analyzing Medical Records

  • Identify Relevant Medical Records
  • Examine and Summarize Medical Records
  • Render an Informed Decision
  • Invoicing

Chapter 6: References

  • California Bill 241
  • Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • What is Implicit Bias?
  • Implications of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
  • How to Reduce Implicit Bias

Price: $12.00

Contact Hour: 1

Course Author

Kendall Moore

Kendall is a 2022 Magna Cum Laude graduate from Tyler Junior College with an Associates Degree in Nursing. She has a huge passion for all things nutrition and hormone health, is a member of the American Holistic Nurses Association and is enrolled in Pacific College's RN-to-BSN in Holistic Nursing program. Upon graduation, Kendall intends to begin a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program!

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