Medical and legal partnership

The AIDS Law Project’s Medical/Legal Partnership has a lawyer working closely with doctors whose patients are seeking disability benefits or student loan discharges.  Together, doctor and lawyer craft application language that is both medically sound and responsive to the certification criteria of insurers and government agencies.

The advantages of this approach are best shown by the fact that the Partnership’s client-patients are more likely to be approved on a first application and less likely to need to go through an appeals process.

Resources/Glossary:

Medical-Legal Partnership: Completing Forms For Patients with HIV

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