Article: A case for including lawyers on the care team

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

By Robert Pettignano, Sylvia Caley, & Lisa Bliss Physician Executive

This article discusses how, by working together, doctors and lawyers have the best chance of keeping patients healthy by addressing the socio-environmental factors exacerbating poor health. The authors suggest that health care organizations may also benefit from increased reimbursements when more patients obtain appropriate supports and are approved for health insurance and public benefits.