Legal Nurse Consulting & Review specializes in:

  • Medical reviews for independent review
    organizations, government agencies, law firms,
    insurance companies and hospitals
  • Medicare Risk Adjustment (MRA) services for
    review of Medicare health plans for compliant
    documentation, and coding to highest specificity
    according to CMS standards
  • Medicare/Insurance coding
  • Elder exploitation
  • Plaintiff and defense
  • Nursing home negligence and abuse
  • Wrongful death - Medical malpractice
  • Social Security and Disability reviews
Gubernatorial Appointment to
Florida Local/Statewide Advocacy Council (Term 2004-2008)
Florida Statewide Advocacy Council (Term 2008-2012)
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* American Association of Legal Nurse Consultants
(AALNC) - National
* American Association of Medical-Surgical Nurses (AMSN)
* Hillsborough County Bar Association (Affiliate Member)
* Florida Nurses Association (FNA)
* American Association of Professional Coders - National and
Lakeland Chapters (AAPC)
Legal Nurse Consulting and Review
Lois Matthews-Smith, RN,
CLHC, founder and
administrator, has more than 30
years of varied clinical
experience, including several
years as a Nurse Consultant in
managed care/insurance.  

Clinical specialties include
Medical-Surgical Nursing,
Psychiatry, Geriatrics and Home
Health Care. She has also served
as instructor and moderator for
the American Institute of
Medical Law, Inc., teaching
medical malpractice, personal
injury and nursing home
negligence as it pertained to the
legal nurse consultant in practice.

Ms. Matthews-Smith is a
certified Legal Healthcare
(CLHC) Consultant and
Diplomat of the American Board
of Legal Nurse Consultants.  She
is also a Certified Professional
Coder (American Association of
Professional Coders (AAPC).