Topic: What Should Be in Your Client Charts — And Probably Isn’t: Writing Great Progress Notes and Treatment PlansPresenter: Barbara Griswold, LMFTDate: Friday, October 6, 2017Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00PMLocation: Rancho Cordova City Hall, 2729 Prospect Park Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 (map)
Doors Open at 9:00AMNetworking starts at 9:00 AM
This program will benefit LMFT, LPCC, LEP and LCSW licensees and pre licensees by citing specific insurance plan expectations, state law, enforcement statistics, CAMFT code of Ethics; all references are cited. Attendees will learn how to write notes that will assist in treatment, as well as to meet the expectations of state law, professional ethics, licensing boards, and insurance plans, as well-written records can be a therapist's best defense when a complaint is filed or treatment is reviewed.
Includes: Breakfast and meets the qualifications for 2 hours of continuing education credit for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. Sacramento Valley Chapter of California Marriage and Family Therapist CAMFT CEPA CE Provider #62279 CE Credit will be awarded after the completion of the course via email. No CEs will be awarded to persons arriving late or leaving early. Partial CE credit will not be awarded.
While therapists may shiver at the idea of an insurance plan reviewing a client's chart, records requests are happening more frequently, even to therapists who aren't affiliated with a health plan. Without proper documentation of medical necessity for treatment, goals, and interventions, insurance may not cover necessary treatment. Attendees will learn how to write notes that will assist in treatment, as well as to meet the expectations of state law, professional ethics, licensing boards, and insurance plans, as well-written records can be a therapist's best defense when a complaint is filed or treatment is reviewed.
* Identify how keeping superficial, vague, or out of date progress notes can hurt therapists and clients
* Identify common insurance plan documentation requirements
* Identify the elements of good progress notes, and be able to use the SOAP and DAP note templates
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