Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: The Basics of Good Documentation
A. Meet Gretchen
B. Why is Documentation Important?
C. Does Pen Color Matter?
D. Electronic Health Records
E. What Information Should be Handwritten?
Section 3: The Importance of Timeliness
A. One Week Ago
B. Why is Timely Documentation Important?
C. Know Your Documentation Expectations
D. Overcoming Barriers to Timely Documentation
Section 4: Improving the Accuracy and Objectivity of Documentation
A. Emphasize Objective Versus Subjective Information
C. Accuracy and Electronic Medical Records
D. Helpful Do’s and Don’ts
Section 5: Writing Meaningful Documentation
A. Documenting Goals and Progress
B. Documenting the Provision of Services
C. Documenting to Support Needed Services
D. The Cardinal Rule of Documentation
E. Let’s Review: Meet Marcelle
Section 6: Conclusion
B. Course Contributors
Kristen achieved a Masters in Rehabilitation Counseling from The George Washington University. Kristen has experience working with individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia in settings including Vocational Rehabilitation, Assisted Living Facilities, and Community Support Services. Disclosure: Kristen Fuchs MA, LPC, CRC has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.Staff Writer: Monique Kahn, Psy.D.
Monique Kahn, Psy.D. received her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Florida. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at Spokane Mental Health in Washington, which included specialty rotations in behavioral medicine and time-limited psychotherapies. She is licensed as a psychologist in Maine, where she was in private practice for 14 years, providing services to adult clients with varied presenting issues, but with particular emphasis on the treatment of anxiety disorders, the relationship between psychosocial stress and illness, insomnia, and coping with chronic illness. She has taught in the undergraduate psychology program at Husson University in Maine. In addition, she has worked as a content writer and psychology subject matter expert for several major educational publishing firms. She joined Relias as a clinical content writer and subject matter expert in 2016. Disclosure: Monique Kahn, Psy.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.