SORRY, THIS WEBINAR HAS PASSED!
BUT YOU CAN GET THE SAME GREAT CONTENT (AND CEs) from watching my pre-recorded webinar “WHAT SHOULD BE IN YOUR CLIENT CHARTS: WRITING GREAT NOTES” — click here or go to www.theinsurancemaze.com/store
JOIN US AT OUR LIVE ZOOM WEBINAR
Saturday, February 5, 2022
11:00 am- 2:00 pm Pacific / 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm Mountain / 1:00 – 4:00 pm Central / 2:00 – 5:00 pm Eastern
While you may shiver at the idea of an insurance plan, ethics committee, or licensing board reviewing your charts, this is happening more frequently — even to psychotherapists who don’t work with insurance. In these cases, well-written records are essential, can be your only defense, and can assist clients in getting much-needed treatment or disability approval.
But if you are like most therapists, you never received training in how to write notes. And you may not realize how your current note-keeping habits can hurt you – and your clients. Poor notes may even be considered fraud or unprofessional conduct, or lead insurance plans to refuse claim payments or ask for money back!
This LIVE ZOOM 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. We’ll also outline new documentation requirements for telehealth. You’ll be introduced to 3 note templates, which you can download and use immediately in your practice. Best of all, we’ll analyze 8 sample progress notes, and you will get the rare opportunity to see examples of what “good” progress notes look like.
Other topics will linclude:
- Is “the less you write, the better” a good motto when it comes to notes?
- 11 things insurance plans and licensing boards require in notes and intakes
- What state laws and ethics codes say about progress notes
- How to document “medical necessity,” the key to treatment approvals
- What to do when you fall behind, and how to deal with late notes
- Why your notes may be requested by a health plan — even if you are not in-network
- Possible negative consequences of poor notes, and what preventive steps you can take now
- If time: 10 situations where you should take extra-detailed notes
We’ve expanded our usual 2-hour notes webinar to 3 hours so we can allow time for more topics to be covered and to field more questions.
3 CE credits are available for CALIFORNIA BBS Licensees (LCSWs, LMFTs, LPCCs or LEPs); COUNTS FOR LEGAL AND ETHICAL HOURS! Other licensees should check with their state licensing board for possible credit, as many states will accept these CEs.
COURSE FEE: $57 for licensed therapists (no CE credits); $67 for CA BBS Licensees who want 3 CE CREDITS; $47 for pre-licensed therapists; $10 off each ticket for groups of four, so get your friends to join you!
AFTER REGISTERING, YOU WILL BE SENT AN EVENTBRITE TICKET INVOICE (you do not need this to access the webinar): ONE WEEK, ONE DAY, AND ONE HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT, YOU WILL RECEIVE SEPARATE EMAILS WITH THE ZOOM LINK.
CAN’T MAKE IT LIVE? THE WEBINAR WILL BE RECORDED! If you can’t attend live, register anyway — after the webinar, all registrants will automatically get the link to the recording. The recording is available for one year, and CEs can be gained even if you don’t attend live.
PRESENTER: Barbara Griswold, LMFT is author of Navigating the Insurance Maze: The Therapist’s Complete Guide to Working with Insurance – And Whether You Should, now in its 8th edition. In addition to her private practice in San Jose, CA, she provides consultations and trainings about insurance, progress notes, and practice building to therapists nationwide. She invites you to contact her at www.theinsurancemaze.com/contact.
FOR MORE INFO OR TO PURCHASE TICKETS, CLICK HERE
Questions? Contact Barbara at www.theinsurancemaze.com/contact
CONTINUING EDUCATION POLICIES: For those who signed up for CE credits, a link to the evaluation will be sent after the webinar; attendees must complete this evaluation and post-test before a CE certificate will be issued. The certificate will come via email. CEs are only guaranteed for California BBS licensees, others should check with their licensing board for possible credit. Barbara Griswold is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor education for CA LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEPs, and she maintains responsibility for this course and its content. For complete CE policies, contact Barbara at www.theinsurancemaze.com/contact.
Also, check out our other upcoming LIVE webinars — click here
Or set up a consultation with Barbara to get help with your progress notes and get answers to your insurance questions — click here