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Risk Management Series 1- Documentation in Allied Health

Tip # 12: Documentation Involving Email Communication

If you email with patients, there are a few tips to keep in mind...

 

 

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Risk Management Series 1- Documentation in Allied Health

Tip #11: Documenting Involving Text Communication

In our day-to-day lives, many of us use text as a means to communicate.  However, there are some considerations when texting with patients...

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Risk Management Series 1- Documentation in Allied Health

Tip #10: Documentation in Lawsuits or Board Matters

Documentation, or failing to document, can lead to a lawsuit or board matter.  The medical record can be used as evidence either to support your or your patient’s case....    

 

 

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Risk Management Series 1- Documentation in Allied Health

Tip #9: Termination


Termination can be a tricky issue.  You may need to terminate care for a variety of reasons.  It is important to know what the rules are in your state and what your ethics code says about what constitutes proper termination...  

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Risk Management Series 1- Documentation in Allied Health

Tip #8: Documenting Psychotherapy Notes

Psychotherapy notes are afforded a higher level of protection from disclosure than non-psychotherapy documentation under HIPAA.  However, they must be kept separate from the medical record.  If they are intertwined, they lose that level of protection...  

 

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