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Welcome to Mary Meinhard & Associates
Life Care Planning / Medical-Legal Consulting
Mary Meinhard RN-BC, BS, JD, CLCP, MSC-C, LNC-C

Medical Legal Consulting in Orange County, California & Nevada

Mary Meinhard is a Nurse Attorney, Certified Life Care Planner, Certified Legal Nurse Consultant, Certified Medicare Set-Aside Consultant, and Board-Certified Nurse Case Manager. She is a seasoned critical care nurse, as well as a licensed California attorney; brings a unique medical/legal perspective to your case; and, frequently identifies overlooked legal issues and medical facts. She understands the complex needs of catastrophically injured/chronically ill individuals and possesses the skills to articulate those needs within the context of a comprehensive Life Care Plan, while considering Medicare’s mandates, when necessary. The end result is a credible Life Care Plan, Critique/Rebuttal Life Care Plan, or “Mini” Life Care Plan, without speculation, that accurately portrays your client’s lifetime special damages for the benefit of claims personnel, opposing counsel, mediators, arbitrators, judges and juries.

She has extensive experience reviewing medical records in conjunction with Medicare/Medicaid Audits and drafting Appellate Position Papers. She routinely testifies nationwide for Medicare Recovery Audit Contractors, hired by the Centers for Medicare/Medicaid Services (“CMS”), at Administrative Hearings held by the United States Department of Health and Human Resources/Offices of Medicare Hearings & Appeals.

Ms. Meinhard also holds certification from the Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Alternative Dispute Resolution, which, combined with her medical/legal background, provides a distinct advantage in mediating personal injury cases, especially when competing Life Care Plans are at issue.

Selected Professional Experience:

Mary Meinhard & Associates Medical Legal Consulting
Law Offices of Mary C. Meinhard 1990-Present
San Juan Capistrano/June Lake, California
Gardnerville, Nevada
California Licensed Attorney/President
Certified Life Care Planner
Certified Legal Nurse Consultant
Certified Medicare Set-Aside Consultant
Board Certified Nurse Case Manager

Performant Recovery Corporation, Inc. 2014 – Present
Livermore, CA
Contract Nurse Attorney – Medicare Appeals

PRGX Global, Inc. March 2013 – May 2014
Atlanta, GA
Contract Nurse Attorney – Medicare/Medicaid Appeals

Superior Ambulance Company, Inc. 1984-1990
Santa Ana, California
Advanced Cardiac Life Support/Critical Care Transport

South Coast Medical Center 1981-1984
Laguna Beach, California
Clinical Coordinator – Emergency Department

Saint Joseph / Children’s Hospital of Orange County 1983-1987
Orange, California
Adult/Pediatric Emergency Department
Per Diem Emergency Department Staff Nurse

Verdugo Hills Hospital 1978-1981
Glendale, California
Mobile Intensive Care Nurse
Paramedic Coordinator – Emergency Department

Sherman Oaks Hospital and Burn Center 1978-1983
Sherman Oaks, California
Emergency Department
Per Diem Emergency Department Staff Nurse/Burn Unit Patient Stabilization

Professional Education & Certifications:

Associate of Science
Emphasis on Nursing, Citrus College, Glendora, CA

Associate of Arts
Registered Nursing, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Bachelors of Science
Emphasis on Law, National University, San Diego, CA

Juris Doctorate
National University School of Law, San Diego, CA

Registered Nurse
Licensed in California since 1977 (License Number 281483)
Nevada since 2009 (License Number RN60657)

Admitted, State Bar of California
June 1990; License Number 147226

Admitted, United States District Court
Southern District of California, June 1990

Certificate, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution
Pepperdine University School of Law

Certified Life Care Planner
International Commission on Health Care Certification

Legal Nurse Consultant-Certified
American Nurses Credentialing Center

Medicare Set-Aside Consultant-Certified
International Commission on Health Care Certification

Board Certified Nurse Case Manager
American Nurses Credentialing Center

Professional Organizations, Memberships & Community Service:

Member, American Bar Association
Orange, Mono & Los Angeles County Bar Associations

Member, American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners

Member, International Academy of Life Care Planners

Member, The American Association of Nurse Attorneys

Member, American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
Greater Sacramento Area Chapter

Member, Southern California Mediation Association

Past Member, Vice-Chair,
Mono County Grand Jury

Past Member, Chair,
June Lake Citizens Advisory Committee

Social Member, Washoe County Bar Association

Legal Advisor, June Lake Advocates

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