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Kentucky 42nd in the Nation For Healthcare
Nov 4, 20146 Four-Points Sheraton,  Lexington,  Kentucky

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Kentucky 42nd in the
Nation for Healthcare

Source The Commonwealth Fund

Karen D. Meyers MBA/JD, MEd, CPCU, CLU, FLMI, CSSC

Katherine D. Meyers, MBA JD MEdKaren Meyers tempers her considerable credentials in the insurance, healthcare and legal fields with a rare ability to speak to the human side of an issue. Late Congressman James Corman of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means told her she will always be On the Side of Angels in her work in the catastrophic injury victim and healthcare fields. She is a member of Little, Meyers & Associates, Ltd., a national consulting firm and the owner of K.D. Meyers & Associates, PSC a law firm, heavily involved in healthcare, insurance, and patient advocacy.

Karen’s credentials include a Doctorate in Law, Master’s Degree in Business and Master’s Degree in Education. She is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter and Fellow of the Life Management Institute. In addition, she is active in the community and has been honored by the Red Cross, Thomas More College, Kentucky Bar Association for her pro-bono work, and Ohio Insurance Institute. She was a founding member of The Christ Hospital Family Advisory Council in Cincinnati, Ohio, is the current past chair and serves on The Hospital’s Ethics and Geriatric Services Committee. Karen is also an adjunct assistant visiting professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Karen Meyers’ expertise in periodic payments and the settlement of medical malpractice claims has been widely recognized throughout the national arena. She co-developed the National Certification Program for Structured Settlement Consultants, which she chairs and presents annually at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. She has served on the National Structured Settlement Trade Association’s Board of Directors, and in 2010, Karen was presented with their prestigious President’s Award for her extensive contribution to the structured settlement industry.

She is passionate about healthcare, CMS and government Quality initiatives, Patient and Family Centered Care and the needs of the catastrophically injured. She is the lead caregiver for her catastrophically injured mother who is part of a national study in continuity of care, who was one of the “Covergirls” for federal legislation involving Long term Acute Care Hospitals. (See Continuum, Summer 2007, pages 29-32) Karen teaches several CLES a year and makes over 30 presentations a year on healthcare topics across the country.