Are there trainings available for physicians to help improve medical record documentation?
The Documenting Disabilities training from the National Health Care for the Homeless Council is a great way to train doctors in the community on creating medical records and documentation that can help assist with SSI/SSDI applications. It clarifies the myths and helps develop a better understanding and support of what SOAR case managers are doing. The online curriculum is approximately 3-4 hours and has 2 basic parts: An introduction to the SSA disability determination process and then explanations and examples of how to document a person's physical (less emphasis on mental illness) impairments in a letter to be submitted to SSA. It is a great draw for physicians because NHCHC offers free CMEs. The training is now offered online at no-cost. The link to their website: http://www.nhchc.org/training-technical-assistance/online-courses/dd-101/. You can download and read the manual and/or watch the online videos for the course.