Practical insights: How to Ethically and Legally Handle Everyday Responsibilities in Private Practice
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Event Date: 4/21/2016 - 4/21/2016
Join Robert A. Lees & Associates for a training focused on the legal and ethical considerations involved in owning a private practice business. This workshop will cover the following topics:
Independent Contractors vs Employees
- Which is better for your practice?
- What are the statutory and ethical considerations?
- What are the business considerations?
- Professional Liability Insurance Carriers
- Notifying Carrier of Grievances
- Liability Limits
How to take Client Notes
- Formats: SOAP Notes, DAP Notes, Checklists, etc.
- What should you not include?
Insurance Company requirements
- Behavioral Health Insurance Panels
- How do you get on panels?
- How do you get paid
- Do you have to take insurance or can you request private pay?
- Business Associate Agreements and HIPAA Requirements
- How do you remove yourself from panels?
- What happens when a client's benefits are exhausted?
- What should you include?
What Needs to be in Your Client Files
- Board Rule 16
- HIPAA Designated File Set
- Progress vs. Process/Psychotherapy Notes
- Electronic Record Keeping
- What is Electronic Counseling?
- Statutory & Ethical Considerations
- Interstate vs. Intrastate clients
- Emergency situations vs. a Long-Term Counseling Relationship
- International Clients (Ex-Pats, Missionaries, Military, etc)
Client Forms, Policies and Procedures
- How do you know if yours are current?
- Which forms should I have an attorney draft and/or review?
- Which forms should you use in your practice?
- What kinds of policies and procedures do I need?