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Seminar: Legal and Financial Implications of Inadequate Clinical Documentation

The phrase, "does not meet medical necessity" seems simple, but the implications for patients and treatment centers are profound. When you hear or see this phrase, it means that you either will not continue to be paid for the care you are providing, or that the money that you have already been paid may be recouped. Further, it may put an additional unnecessary financial burden on your patients and affect their ability to secure appropriate treatment.

When it comes to clinical documentation, proper preparation and the implementation of adequate protocols are the keys to avoiding costly mistakes. Once you receive a letter informing you of a pending insurance investigation, it's too late. A letter from an insurance company requesting recoupment for previously paid claims may seem straightforward, however, it may be a sign that your treatment facility is under investigation and could be a precursor to referral by the insurance company to law enforcement.

The goal of this seminar is to inform about what is really at stake when your clinical documentation is inadequate, and to empower you and your treatment facility to implement changes to your documentation processes now in order to avoid costly investigations in the future. This panel-style presentation is an opportunity for treatment centers to come together and learn important strategies to help them protect themselves, their patients, and their financial solvency from costly mistakes resulting from poor clinical documentation practices.

You don't know what you don't know, and what you don't know about appropriate clinical documentation could definitely hurt you, your patients, and your company. Prudent mental health and substance abuse treatment providers know that prevention is the best way to avoid unnecessary and costly documentation mistakes. View Details

When: Wednesday, January 24th from 10:00am-1:30pm PST (lunch included)
Registration begins at 9:30am
Where: Nelson Hardiman Conference Facilities, West Los Angeles

Kathryn F. Edgerton, Esq. , Nelson Hardiman
Elizabeth Irias, LMFT
Lee Arian, Esq.

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Webinar: How to Identify and Reduce Your Legal and Compliance Risk: Part IV - Business Risk

Alcohol and drug treatment centers save lives. But legal and compliance risk threatens your ability to perform your calling. Ignoring that risk can stunt your growth, put you out of business, or worse, land you in jail. To reduce your legal and compliance risk, you must first know what that risk is. Treatment centers today face legal and compliance risk from many different areas. Assessing and reducing that risk requires a multi-disciplinary approach and expertise in all of the areas where you face risk. Balch & Bingham LLP is a full-service law firm uniquely situated to advise treatment centers in all of the areas where they face risk. View Details

When: January 29, 2018 at 10:00 AM PST
Where: Online Event

Walter H. Boone, Esq., Balch & Bingham LLP
Scott Andress, Esq., Balch & Bingham LLP

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