Are there trainings available for physicians to help improve medical record documentation?

Are there trainings available for physicians to help improve medical record documentation? in topic Medical Records and HIPAA

Answer

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.