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(p. 49) Typical Forms Used in a Private Practice 

(p. 49) Typical Forms Used in a Private Practice
(p. 49) Typical Forms Used in a Private Practice

Donald E. Wiger

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date: 28 February 2020

Filling out forms in the practice of mental health is much more than “dull paperwork.” With proper training, most forms can be filled out during the session rather than spending valuable time afterward. On-target forms can provide the required documentation that the services provided are medically necessary. Too many mental health clinics have gone out of business or have suffered severe financial loss after an audit or review of records by third parties such as insurance companies, licensing boards, clients, or the court. The discussion of forms in this chapter provides information about what is necessary to clearly document the client’s diagnosis, treatment plan, progress of therapy, need for continued services, discharge, outcomes, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance, and financial policies.

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