Feb. 28 @ 12pm: [Free Webinar] The Power of Improving Clinical Documentation in Behavioral Health Care

As with much of the healthcare industry, Behavioral Health and Chemical Dependency treatment facilities and providers face ongoing challenges in the areas of reimbursement, quality care delivery and medical/legal risks. At times, gaps in care may occur or, more often, the documentation of the care delivered is lacking. Quality Assurance efforts often lag far behind care delivery such that discovery of a gap may be well after a patient is discharged and the opportunity to address the gap has gone. 

Dr. Sam Toney, President and CEO of Toney HealthCare joins us to discuss how behavioral health providers can secure appropriate reimbursement, mitigate denials and assure quality with an easy to follow 4-step approach to clinical documentation improvement.

Course Objectives:

  1. Learn about a medical necessity documentation model that secures appropriate reimbursement, mitigates denials and assures quality of care delivery in behavioral health by taking a payer perspective.
  2. Understand why certain behavioral health medical necessity documentation practices do not yield appropriate reimbursement or lead to claims denials.
  3. See the impact of improved documentation practices in real world examples.

Target Audience:

  • Behavioral Health Providers

Featured Speaker:

SamToney.pngDr. Sam Toney provides organizational leadership for Toney HealthCare Consulting and brings more than 25 years of expertise in designing and implementing specialized utilization, disease and case management programs across the country. Dr. Toney founded Health Integrated in 1996 and Toney HealthCare Consulting in 2008 in response to the growing need for sophisticated care management systems that address both the medical and behavioral health issues impacting patient care and outcomes. Dr. Toney is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed to practice medicine in 33 states. He is also certified in utilization review and quality assurance. He received his bachelor of science degree in biology and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of South Alabama and then completed his residency in psychiatry at the University of South Florida Affiliated Hospital System.

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