The Paper Office For The Digital Age Fifth Edition

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 1462528007
Size: 77.92 MB
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Significantly revised and updated to include online and computerized aspects of private practice, this essential manual has given many tens of thousands of clinicians the complete record-keeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs. The book provides effective methods for obtaining informed consent, planning treatment and documenting progress, managing HIPAA compliance, maintaining clinical and financial records, communicating with clients and third-party payers, and reducing malpractice risk. Drawing from the professional literature, it features key guidance and easy-to-digest pointers about the ethical, legal, and business aspects of practice. With a large-size format and lay-flat binding for easy photocopying of the 53 reproducible forms and handouts, the book includes a CD-ROM that lets purchasers customize and print the reproducible materials. New to This Edition: *Updated throughout to reflect today's greater use of electronic/digital technologies in practice management. *Chapter on insurance and billing, coping with managed care, and Medicare. *Chapter on private practice marketing, including Internet and social media dos and don'ts. *Expanded topics: HIPAA compliance, ICD-10, responding to subpoenas, and using online technologies for billing, communication, and record keeping. *Information about hundreds of websites dealing with all aspects of operating a practice. See also Clinician's Thesaurus, 7th Edition, and Clinician's Electronic Thesaurus, Version 7.0, by Edward L. Zuckerman, indispensable resources for conducting interviews and writing psychological reports.

Forms For The Therapist

Author: Allan G. Hedberg
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 9780080958101
Size: 41.22 MB
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Allan Hedberg has been in private practice as a psychologist for over 30 years. In Forms for the Therapist, Dr. Hedberg has put together a one-stop source of every imaginable form for the early career therapist. The book is not geared exclusively to psychologists, but to all types of practitioners including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, marriage and family counselors, alcohol counselors, rehabilitation, recreational, occupational, physical, and speech therapists. The forms have been provided by experienced, seasoned professionals who have refined their content over the course of many years in practice. In addition to the forms themselves, practical guidelines on their use and helpful information on developing personalized forms is included. The book is written in a concise format and the forms are easy to duplicate or adapt for the busy professional. Forms are designed for early career therapists and obtained from experienced, seasoned therapists Includes all types of forms, including surveys, questionnaires, informal tests, informational ratings sheets, and "homework assignments" to be used between sessions Information is geared toward all types of practitioners, and forms are easily duplicated or adapted, saving professionals valuable time

Clinician S Thesaurus

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781572305694
Size: 42.53 MB
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A bestseller with over 150,000 copies in print, this popular guidebook offers an exhaustive checklist of thousands of words and phrases in an easily accessible format, enabling practitioners to quickly select the appropriate terms to describe almost any clinical situation.

The Paper Office Fourth Edition

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1462507301
Size: 46.11 MB
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Providing essential recordkeeping and risk-reduction tools that every psychotherapy practice needs, this highly practical resource is now in a fully updated fourth edition. It is ideal for new practitioners who want to hit the ground running and for seasoned pros who want to streamline their paperwork and clinical efficiency. Presented are methods for assuring informed consent and documenting treatment planning and progress; advice on structuring fees, billing, coping with managed care, and marketing; forms and guidelines to facilitate HIPAA compliance; links to useful websites; and much more. More than 60 reproducible forms and handouts--in a ready-to-use, large-size format--can be copied from the book or customized and printed from the accompanying CD-ROM.

The Paper Office

Author: Edward L. Zuckerman
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 9781572301047
Size: 53.14 MB
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This information-packed manual and CD-ROM provide the basic administrative forms that every independent or small group practice needs. Serving as a "malpractice risk reduction kit," "The Paper Office, Second Edition" will save therapists time while legally protecting them and their clients. Incorporating current ethical standards, the more than 50 ready-to-use forms, checklists, and handouts include client handouts on confidentiality, such as "What You Should Know About Managed Care"; a sample treatment plan for managed care organizations; therapy contracts for adults, children, and groups; and letters for releasing and requesting client records. The accompanying CD-ROM lets users load any of the forms and handouts into their word processing program and modify them as needed. Alternatively, all materials may be photocopied directly from the book. The CD-ROM also contains a CE test with which readers can earn continuing education credits approved by the American Psychological Association (for an additional fee).

Conflict Of Interest In Medical Research Education And Practice

Author: Institute of Medicine
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309145449
Size: 35.85 MB
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Collaborations of physicians and researchers with industry can provide valuable benefits to society, particularly in the translation of basic scientific discoveries to new therapies and products. Recent reports and news stories have, however, documented disturbing examples of relationships and practices that put at risk the integrity of medical research, the objectivity of professional education, the quality of patient care, the soundness of clinical practice guidelines, and the public's trust in medicine. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice provides a comprehensive look at conflict of interest in medicine. It offers principles to inform the design of policies to identify, limit, and manage conflicts of interest without damaging constructive collaboration with industry. It calls for both short-term actions and long-term commitments by institutions and individuals, including leaders of academic medical centers, professional societies, patient advocacy groups, government agencies, and drug, device, and pharmaceutical companies. Failure of the medical community to take convincing action on conflicts of interest invites additional legislative or regulatory measures that may be overly broad or unduly burdensome. Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice makes several recommendations for strengthening conflict of interest policies and curbing relationships that create risks with little benefit. The book will serve as an invaluable resource for individuals and organizations committed to high ethical standards in all realms of medicine.

Health Care Information Systems

Author: Karen A. Wager
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119337089
Size: 29.34 MB
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BESTSELLING GUIDE, UPDATED WITH A NEW INFORMATION FOR TODAY'S HEALTH CARE ENVIRONMENT Health Care Information Systems is the newest version of the acclaimed text that offers the fundamental knowledge and tools needed to manage information and information resources effectively within a wide variety of health care organizations. It reviews the major environmental forces that shape the national health information landscape and offers guidance on the implementation, evaluation, and management of health care information systems. It also reviews relevant laws, regulations, and standards and explores the most pressing issues pertinent to senior level managers. It covers: Proven strategies for successfully acquiring and implementing health information systems. Efficient methods for assessing the value of a system. Changes in payment reform initiatives. New information on the role of information systems in managing in population health. A wealth of updated case studies of organizations experiencing management-related system challenges.

Going Universal

Author: Daniel Cotlear
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 146480611X
Size: 18.19 MB
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This book is about 24 developing countries that have embarked on the journey towards universal health coverage (UHC) following a bottom-up approach, with a special focus on the poor and vulnerable, through a systematic data collection that provides practical insights to policymakers and practitioners. Each of the UHC programs analyzed in this book is seeking to overcome the legacy of inequality by tackling both a “financing gap†? and a “provision gap†?: the financing gap (or lower per capita spending on the poor) by spending additional resources in a pro-poor way; the provision gap (or underperformance of service delivery for the poor) by expanding supply and changing incentives in a variety of ways. The prevailing view seems to indicate that UHC require not just more money, but also a focus on changing the rules of the game for spending health system resources. The book does not attempt to identify best practices, but rather aims to help policy makers understand the options they face, and help develop a new operational research agenda. The main chapters are focused on providing a granular understanding of policy design, while the appendixes offer a systematic review of the literature attempting to evaluate UHC program impact on access to services, on financial protection, and on health outcomes.

Getting Better At Private Practice

Author: Chris E. Stout
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118235053
Size: 62.45 MB
Format: PDF
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Expert advice for building your private practice The "business" of practice as a mental health professional is a skill that is seldom taught in school and requires thoughtful guidance and professional mentorship from those who have already succeeded. Containing the collective wisdom and secrets of many expert practitioners, this helpful resource provides useful insights for setting up, managing, and marketing your practice, including timely advice on being a successful provider in the digital age—from Internet marketing to building your online presence. Designed for private practices of any size and at any stage of development, this practical guide looks at: Creating your dream niche practice Choosing the right technological tools and resources to simplify and streamline your job Leveraging the Internet to market your practice Developing a practice outside of managed care Transitioning to executive coaching Ethical and legal aspects of private practice Full of action-oriented ideas, tips, and techniques, Getting Better at Private Practice provides both early career and seasoned mental health professionals with the knowledge and tools they need to establish, develop, and position their practice so that it is financially successful and life-enriching over the long term.

The Portable Ethicist For Mental Health Professionals

Author: Thomas L. Hartsell, Jr., JD
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470288299
Size: 76.53 MB
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Now fully revised and in a second edition, The Portable Ethicist for Mental Health Professionals suggests solutions to the simple and complex ethical questions mental health professionals must deal with on a daily basis. This indispensable guide arms you with the expert knowledge you need to avoid an ethical violation?or to handle the situation if a complaint is filed. Web copy, 5/14/08, RH