Event details here: https://scv-camft.org/event-4481411. 2.5 CEUs included. After viewing, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the test.
This webinar will teach you how to write brief notes that satisfy legal, ethical, and insurance expectations, so that you’ll feel confident if you receive a records request. You’ll be introduced to different note templates, which you can download and use in your practice. Best of all, we’ll analyze sample progress notes, as you get the rare opportunity to see examples of what “good” progress notes look and sound like.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Barbara Griswold, LMFT is author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance – And Whether You Should (theinsurancemaze.com), now in its 8th edition. In addition to her 30-year private practice in San Jose, CA, she has been interviewed on NPR's "Morning Edition," and provides coaching, individual consultations, and trainings about insurance, progress notes, and practice building to therapists nationwide. Contact her at theinsurancemaze.com.
After attending this webinar, participants will be able to
Identify how writing vague progress notes can be harmful, both to therapists and clients
Identify common insurance plan, licensing board, and ethics requirements for documentation
Identify how to document “medical necessity,” the criteria used by health plans to approve ongoing treatment
COURSE OUTLINE (TIME PERMITTING):
Why Don’t Therapists Keep Better Notes? Results of a Survey
Why Therapists Should Keep Better Notes
Good Notes are Not Just Required by Insurance Plans...
What Insurance Requires in Initial Evaluations & Progress Notes
Documenting Medical Necessity
Why There Has Been an Increase in Chart Reviews
Sample Progress Notes
SOAP Notes, and another Notes Template
What to Do if You Fall Behind, and How To Save Time Writing Notes
Situations Where You Should Take More-Detailed Notes