- The "psychotherapy note exemption" as defined by HIPAA says that your psychotherapy notes must be separate at the beginning of a chart.
- They can not be created later after entries have been made.
- They must be in a separate file to be considered for the "exemption".
- As such, they are not part of the clinical chart.
- When you release a chart the notes stay with you.
- Charts then, are divided into Initial Evaluation, and Progress Notes in one file and Psychotherapy Notes in another.
- This actually is quite handy.
- With separate notes, review of them before the next session is now easy.
- Clinical Record Keeper™ has always separated these two categories.
- Move between the two files effortlessly.
- A major difficulty in many software programs is that you can't see the notes in sequence i.e., individual notes are in different places within the programs. That is not how I work and I will bet that isn't how you work either!
- CRK programs solve that problem by making them in one file that scrolls.
- You know exactly what happened when.
- Movement in therapy is shown.
- This file makes intelligent treatment documentation easier, let alone your own understanding of a case.
- Clinical Record Keeper is organized like a clinician works and thinks.
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