Deborah Weiner Katz, OTR/L, CCM, MSCC
As a graduate of Temple University’s Occupational Therapy program, Debbi has worked in rehabilitation for 35 years. Her background is extensive and includes work in pediatrics, psychiatry, developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, geriatric care, and catastrophic injuries. She also established and operated a multi-disciplinary outpatient brain injury treatment program. This program serviced individuals following an acute inpatient stay in a rehabilitation facility. The program supported individuals in various CLA’s and focused on community rehabilitation and integration. In addition to working as a clinician and program administrator, she has worked in almost every aspect of care management, litigation support, and cost evaluation since 1983. Debbi established Advanced Rehabilitation Management, Inc. in 1990 and the company has flourished under her direction.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
As the head of AdvancedRM, Debbi utilizes her expertise in case analysis and development to guide all staff members in providing consultative services to our clients. Her rehabilitation proficiency as well as her involvement with the special needs population ensures the best possible outcomes for client recovery and throughout the litigation or recovery process. She works closely with each client and staff member to develop comprehensive plans for treatment and rehabilitation. Debbi understands functional implications of a wide variety of diagnoses. Her interest in spinal cord and catastrophic illness and injury, combined with her knowledge of bio-technology supports, adaptive equipment, and environmental modifications, helps our clients to achieve maximum independence and dignity. Debbi has extensive knowledge of both traditional and non-traditional brain injury and rehabilitation programs nationwide, an expansive network of providers, and an acute awareness of community agencies and resources.Read Articles Written By Deborah Weiner Katz
Holly Creedon, RN, BS, CCM, CBIS
Holly’s eclectic clinical experience includes work with wound care, oncology, hospice care, and traumatic injuries in hospital and community based care. Her natural curiosity and desire to become involved in whole patient care led her to seek a position with AdvancedRM as a Case Manager in 2000. Her experience includes general and catastrophic cases in Workers’ Compensation and auto injuries. Holly has imparted her expertise not only in the state of Michigan, but throughout the United States and even internationally. Her work has spanned to remote locations such as Iraq and the Philippines. Oversight of remote cases presented unique challenges as extensive logistical support was required. Often times, no physicians or diagnostic equipment was available on site. Holly’s superior logistical skills helped to steer local providers towards appropriate resources locally, nationally, and internationally. She routinely performs legal file reviews, future care analysis, and implementation of case management services to help clients obtain required assistance. She now supervises our staff members in Michigan, serves as an Expert Witness on a number of legal cases, and is a valued resource to insurers and attorneys.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Holly is an expert in catastrophic injury including, but not limited to, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. She has clinical experience with the chronically ill and disabled. Holly possesses expertise in file review, case management, case evaluation, and other aspects of medical legal consultation. In addition to holding a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Western Michigan University, she is a Certified Case Manager as well as a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.
Deborah Krc, RN, BSN, MBA, CBIS
Debbie has a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as a Masters Degree in Business Administration. She is also a Certified Brain Injury Specialist. Debbie is an accomplished nurse whose medical and administrative experience spans 25 years in the hospital environment. She helped to develop case management protocols through a grant from Robert Wood Johnson to assist indigent patients in developing healthy lifestyles and following up care to lower the number of repeat ER visits. She managed a team of nurses and established a student training program in the clinical setting. She then transferred these skills to her work in a forensic environment. She oversaw staffing, medical needs inside and outside of the prison system, and provided case management services while overseeing quality of care. Debbie joined AdvancedRM in 2011. In addition to managing her own caseload she assists with staff selection, training, and development.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Debbie specializes in personal injury, orthopedic injury, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury case oversight. Her attention to detail has enabled her to perform complex medical file reviews, cost projections, and future needs assessments. She has a personal interest in geriatric care and is a great match with our elderly patients and their families. She has performed home modification assessments and has handled some of our most complicated medical cases. Debbie’s business acumen paired with her clinical experience has enabled her to develop into a strong and competent case manager with a knowledge base to support her involvement in complex medical claims and cases.
Carol Eshelman, RN
As a graduate of St. Luke’s Hospital, School of Nursing, Carol has worked in the disability management and health care cost containment industry for over 30 years. Prior to her employment with AdvancedRM, her experience included eight years in various aspects of operations and management with medical case management services for the causality marketplace including workers compensation, automobile, and disability coverages. Carol also has 12 years of product development and product management experience with a utilization management program for the healthcare market. Carol began as a field Care Manager with AdvancedRM in 2003. Today she is the Service Director overseeing corporate service and quality assurance nationwide. Carol supervises all of the field Care Managers in the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware as well as other staff members located throughout the United States.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Carol has cultivated an expertise in workers’ compensation, automobile no-fault, liability claims, and healthcare. She thoroughly enjoys working on and supervising our elder care cases and personal injury claims. Carol’s exemplary customer service skills allow her to support injured clients and families in any way needed to ensure care is appropriate and recovery is expedited. She also employs these skills while working with our field staff to develop their understanding and execution of our service model.
Kimberly German, BS, AAS
Corporate Business Operations
Kimberly received a Bachelor's of Science in Business from Philadelphia University in 1995. She established a long and successful career in sales, merchandising, and marketing. Kimberly decided to combine her interest in business and marketing with an interest in the law. In 2011 she graduated with an Associates of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies from an ABA approved program. After working in insurance defense, Kimberly joined AdvancedRM in 2012. Kimberly oversees the administrative aspects of all of our legal files, heads up the collections team, oversees corporate business operations, and acts as assistant to the President. She also contributes her marketing expertise to AdvancedRM by collaborating with graphic designers and web developers to create materials and prepare copy for use in all AdvancedRM's marketing initiatives. Kimberly has partnered with information technology to improve our internal proprietary software, and has directed the initiative to make AdvancedRM a paperless office. She volunteers her Paralegal expertise annually to the Wills for Heroes program which provides free basic estate planning documents to first responders and military veterans in Pennsylvania.