Northeast Life Care PlanningAssessing and Projecting Future Care Needs and Costs
RN, CRRN, CCM, CMGT-BC, CNLCP®, CHLCP™, LNCC, CBIS
Barbara Bate is Principal of Northeast Life Care Planning, Inc. (NLCP®), a nurse consulting company that provides a variety of services nationwide, including medical case management, medical cost analysis, Medicare set-aside allocations/conditional payment review, retrospective bill analysis, and life care plan development/review.
Barbara has over 40 years of experience as a registered nurse and holds certifications in Rehabilitation Nursing (CRRN®), Legal Nurse Consulting (LNCC®), Case Management (CCM, CMGT-BC), Life Care Planning (CNLCP®, CHLCP™), and Brain Injury (CBIS). She has provided medical case management services for patients with severe injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputations, and orthopedic injuries since 1994 in addition to clinical work experience in the Operating Room, Recovery Room, Pediatrics and Obstetrics. Her life care planning experience includes working with individuals diagnosed with multiple trauma, chronic pain, spinal cord injury, brain injury, birth injuries, burns, amputations, blindness, and chronic healthcare issues.
Barbara has been an active member of the American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners since 2004 serving as President-Elect in 2009, President in 2010, and Past-President in 2011. She, also, is a charter member of the National Alliance of Medicare Set-Aside Professionals (NAMSAP), now known as The National Medicare Secondary Payer Network, and a former member of NAMSAP’s Board of Directors (2009-May of 2014).
In 2012, she joined the Certified Nurse Life Care Planner (CNLCP®) Certification Board, now known as the Universal Life Care Planner Certification Board, and currently holds the position of Co-Chair.
Barbara has been published and has presented at several nursing conferences, in addition to those specific to the medical-legal and insurance industry.