Between the years of 1999 and 2016, the rate of drug overdose deaths tripled in the United States (CDC, 2017), and the national suicide rate increased 28% (NIMH, 2018).
Learn what does (and doesn't) need to be in your clinical notes, and also learn ways to improve the quality of the care you provide to your clients.
Beth is very excited to be presenting at the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists’s 2020 Annual Conference: “20 / 20 Vision: Advancing the Art and Science of Psychotherapy” at Hyatt Regency Orange County, which runs from April 30 – May 2, 2020.
This presentation offers key information about clinical documentation-related laws and standards of care that are often unknown to clinicians, and is designed to sharpen the clinical documentation skills of providers, thereby reducing liability risks and improving the quality of client care. Therapists are told time and time again that their notes are legal documents, yet they often receive very little training about what actually needs to be in them. Further, misunderstandings about the legal and ethical requirements for clinical documentation contribute to therapists making inadvertent documentation errors that can have significant consequences for them and for their clients. Clients have lost benefits like short-term disability and insurance treatment authorizations for due to clinical documentation oversights, and clinicians are at risk of licensure loss, criminal investigations, and medical negligence charges due to inadequate clinical documentation. The goal of this seminar is to provide succinct, clear guidance to clinicians in order to clear up misunderstandings and improve overall clinical documentation quality.
1. List three legal or ethical implications of inadequate clinical documentation practices
2. Identify five important components of quality clinical documentation as they relate to Best Practice
3. Provide a general definition of the term ‘Medical Necessity’ as related to Clinical Documentation
For more information, please visit the CAMFT events website.
WHAT: Please join us for our upcoming Open House! Clearly Clinical moved offices in November, and now share a suite with our wonderful colleagues Robert Scholz, Kim Greeley, Julie Frumin, Brian Lee, Lorraine Krane, and Greg Daven.
WHY: Come network with your local colleagues! Catered refreshments will be served, and we'll also have a great raffle, including a free annual podcast Clearly Clinical Continuing Ed package and a $100 restaurant gift certificate. Who doesn't love free stuff!
WHEN: Thursday, August 15th, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PDT
We're looking forward to seeing you!
How many times have you heard an insurance company care advocate deny treatment authorization requests due to, "...lack of medical necessity"?
Join Elizabeth as she presents at San Fernando Valley’s CAMFT meeting at Woodland Hills Country Club at 21150 Dumetz Road in Woodland Hills, CA 91364 on Sunday, July 14th
As scrutiny from commercial insurers continues to heighten, collecting reimbursement from insurance providers remains a daunting and complicated pursuit.
It’s time for providers to stop bringing pocket change to the high-stakes poker game of Utilization Review: The secret is in the strategy.
It’s time for providers to stop bringing pocket change to the high-stakes poker game of Initial Authorizations: The secret is in the strategy.
Like any great “artist” - actress, athlete, musician, psychotherapist - top performers take the time to appraise their skills, measure their effectiveness and make adjustments that make them better.