Misery or Mastery: Documenting Medical Necessity
… teaches a set of skills combined with concrete tools that turn you into a Documentation Wizard!
Reduce your Anxiety
Protect your Income
Maintain your Professional Integrity
Many private practice therapists tend to be seasoned professionals who are unsure how to document the good work they provide. As a result, they can feel at the mercy of insurance companies, spending an enormous amount of time justifying treatment, fighting rejected insurance claims, preparing for audits and losing income. Paperwork can seem disconnected from being helpful to clients. Paradoxically, the more the practice of psychotherapy is scrutinized, the more important good record keeping becomes.
Effective documentation skills organize clinical thinking so that writing reports can be done quickly and efficiently, authorizations are easy and audits aren’t threatening. It can be a reflection of and contribution to high quality work rather than a detour.
By working with Beth, you will learn to:
- Simplify and clarify the documentation process.
- Write effective reports.
- Quickly translate your work into the behavioral language used by insurance companies.
- Use the “golden thread” to justify medical necessity
- Get authorizations and pass audits.
- Customizable clinical and admin forms are available that can be used in your practice immediately. Get the details on Master Clinical Forms or Master Admin Forms.
Receive training through Workshops and Individual Consultation.
Beth mastered these skills when she worked as a clinical supervisor at a mental health clinic for 15 years. She spent hundreds of hours supervising psychotherapists and interns; teaching them how to write effective documentation by linking it to good clinical practice. She was instrumental in developing the clinic’s first electronic documentation system that significantly reduced documentation time and errors. Prior to the implementation of this system, 65% of all clinician paperwork was returned to clinicians to be rewritten and corrected. Subsequent to this implementation the return rate was reduce to under 8%. Clinicians were able to add 3 – 5 clinical hours per week and the company saved thousands of dollars.
An engaging speaker, Beth has presented Misery or Mastery; Documenting Medical Necessity to individuals, groups, clinics and at national conferences.