How to Increase Efficiency in Documentation
Accurate documentation and clinical charting is one of the most time-consuming tasks that outpatient therapy practices have to manage. But it can be accomplished efficiently without sacrificing reimbursement, compliance, or patient care.
The best way to increase efficiency is to utilize a software system that includes templates and checklists that therapists can use and customize to their specific needs. However, because some cases, or even entire practices, have documentation requirements that go beyond the capabilities of standard templates, the most useful software systems are designed to be flexible, allowing therapists to include detailed assessments and thorough accounts of treatment, if desired.
In addition, systems that are web-based can be accessed anywhere and on multiple devices, which enables therapists to chart during patient encounters. This saves time for therapists and results in more accurate charting because the information is fresh in their minds.