Kathleen E. Menendez RN, BSN, MSN, CCM
Healthcare Solutions, Inc.
Graduate, University of California, San Francisco Masters in Nursing Administration.
Medical Case Manager within the Workers’ Compensation Units of USF&G and The St Paul Insurance Companies with over ten years
experience. Winner of the 1996 Chairman’s Club Award for annual cost savings of over one million dollars. This award is
the company’s most prestigious form of recognition and honors outstanding performance at all levels within the company.
has 22 years of clinical and administrative experience in Burn Unit Nursing, Orthopedics, Cardio-Vascular Special Care, Medical-Surgical
Nursing, and Adult Critical Care.
Ultimate Healthcare Solutions is a consulting company committed
to the rapid and timely resolution of workers’ compensation and liability claims to the benefit of both the injured employee/party
and the employer/insured.
Program goals are:
A. To monitor proper medical treatment for the injured employee/party
while assisting with his/her successful and timely return to work.
B. To assist with cost containment of workers compensation
and liability claims.
We assist in overseeing all phases of medical treatment for the injured employee/party. To accomplish
this, our Rehabilitation Consultant assists in:
1. Evaluating appropriateness of treatment and compliance;
Identifying and recommending the need for additional medical services/home healthcare as necessary;
job alterations and light duty accommodations when appropriate;
4. Acting as an objective liaison between the injured
employee/party, physician, employer/insured, insurance carrier and the family; and,
5. Recognizing and helping overcome
anxieties and problems faced by the injured employee/party and family members.
Early referral to Ultimate Healthcare
Solutions assures proper and timely medical monitoring, and encourages the injured employee/party to focus on compliance with
the treatment plan and return to work. The savings generated from a monitored medical and rehabilitation program benefits
the employer/insured in running a cost-effective workers’ compensation and liability programs.