Too often, medically-necessary and clinically-justified care is denied for substance abuse and behavioral health patients, which managed care providers defend with the phrase, “Patient did not meet Medical Necessity criteria for the requested service.” Isn’t it time to arm yourself with information and processes that may help you better advocate for your clients? In collaboration with AATA, Integrating Medical Necessity into Clinical Documentation is a comprehensive presentation that is geared at increasing understanding of the ever-changing definition of Medical Necessity and improving your clinical documentation practices as they relate to Medical Necessity.
This webinar presentation will cover the following topics:
A brief overview of the term ‘Medical Necessity’
Strategies for clinicians about how to conceptualize Medical Necessity and integrate it into different clinical documentation components
Important points to remember for all progress notes, such as documentation of safety issues, writing in a neutral and clinically-appropriate tone, and tips for integrating client quotes