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Mastery in Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity
Mastery in Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity

Where:   LIVONIA, MI

When:  Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM

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For more information: Call (800) 397-0180

The Gold Standard for Documentation
Clinical documentation is a professional standard of care, but there is little guidance about what to write or how to write it. Paperwork can seem disconnected from helping clients, a possible HIPAA violation, the fuel for a traumatic audit, cause confusion about what to submit for a disability and workman’s compensation claim, and be a potential legal nightmare. What are the criteria for a client needing services? How is medical necessity justified? How can the “golden thread” of documentation be created and maintained so that audits are passed?
 
This course can help answer these questions and more! Effective clinical documentation is not rocket science. It is a formula, that once learned, translates clinical thinking into clean documentation, so that writing notes and treatment plans can be done quickly and efficiently, getting authorizations is easy, and audits are not as threatening. In addition, confidentiality is not violated and continuity of care is practiced. Choose mastery over misery and allow good clinical documentation to be a contribution to high quality clinical work rather than a detour away from it.



  • Describe the clinical documentation process from Intake to Discharge

  • Determine how to use the behavioral language required by insurance companies

  • Document what really happens in a session without violating HIPAA

  • Justify medical necessity by employing the “golden thread” 

  • Mental Health Administrators

  • Psychiatrists

  • Psychologists

  • Counselors

  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors

  • Social Workers

  • Office Managers

  • Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners

  • Mental Health Nurses

  • Case Managers

  • Coding and Billing Personnel

BETH RONTAL

Beth Rontal, LICSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as a documentation consultant (wizard) and private supervisor. Ms. Rontal earned her MFA from Boston University, and her Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston. She was clinical supervisor at a mental health clinic for 16 years, where she was instrumental in developing and implementing the clinic’s first electronic documentation system. This implementation significantly reduced documentation time and errors, decreased the paperwork returned by clinicians from 65% to 8%, which in turn allowed for the addition of 3 to 5 clinical hours per week and generated thousands of dollars in savings for the company. 

Ms. Rontal continues to be a developer and consultant in the field of Clinical Documentation. She is a sought-after national lecturer who has taught numerous courses over the course of many years, in addition to have published numerous articles on the topic.


Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
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This course has been approved by Vyne Education, LLC., as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 6.0 continuing education hours. NAADAC Provider #77600, Vyne Education, LLC. is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Content includes elements of one of the NAADAC 8 Counselor Skills Group. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the NAADAC guidelines.


Case Managers
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This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded. The course is approved for 6 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: S00029553 Approval Number: 170004558. To claim these CEs, log into your CE Center account at www.ccmcertification.org.


Coders
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This program has the prior approval of the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) for 6.0 continuing education hours. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor. AAPC approval good thru 9/30/2018.


Counselors: Ohio
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for six (6) clock hours of continuing education for counselors only. Licensed counselors in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Marriage & Family Therapists: Ohio
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved through the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker and Marriage and Family Therapist Board (provider #RCT091001). This program is offered for six (6) clock hours of continuing education for marriage family therapists only. Licensed marriage and family therapists in other states should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal.


Nurses
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Vyne Education, LLC. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This course is offered for 6 contact hours.


Nurses: California
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #CEP 16668, for 7.2 contact hours. Full attendance is required to receive credit, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded.


Nurses: Florida
Vyne Education, LLC. is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Nursing, provider #50-466. This course is offered for 6.0 contact hours.


Office Managers
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Mastery in Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity meets the criteria of the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) and is approved for 6 CEUs. Index Number 9wxjJ-g6XRv.


Psychologists
Vyne Education, LLC. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This program offers 6 CE credits for psychologists. Full attendance is required to receive credit for psychologist, variable credit for partial attendance may not be awarded based on the APA guidelines.


Social Workers
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Vyne Education, LLC. provider #1005, "formerly Cross Country Education" is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB), through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program (an approved provider since 1999, approved period 1/27/2018-1/27/2021). Vyne Education, LLC. maintains responsibility for the program. Social workers will receive 6 General Social Work continuing education clock hours for participating in this course. Licensed social workers should contact their individual state jurisdiction to review the current continuing education requirements for licensure renewal. Visit ASWB's website at www.aswb.org for more information. This educational offering is at the Intermediate level for social workers.


Other Professions
This educational offering qualifies for 6 continuing education hours as required by many national, state and local licensing boards and professional organizations. Save your course outline and certificate of completion, and contact your own board or organization for specific filing requirements.


Information obtained in this course should be used within your scope of practice.

All Professionals: In order to process continuing education, please bring the appropriate license/certification number to the seminar.

Certificates, Educational Offering Completion Requirements: Certificates will be awarded upon receipt of payment and successful completion of the educational offering and evaluation form.

Amended Certificates: Please note that the credit hours listed above are offered by Vyne Education and/or boards/associations for a full day's attendance. In the event of late arrival and/or early departure, amended certificates indicating the actual number of credit hours earned will be provided upon calling Vyne Education.

ADA: If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Vyne Education at least two weeks before the seminar date or prior to purchasing any online or distance learning products so that arrangements can be made.

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