The Ethics of Charting
Do you ever wonder if there are legal or ethical considerations for charting your massage sessions? Are there different considerations for online charting? What do I need to know about HIPAA and charting? Is SOAP charting mandatory or on its way out? Do you chart for billing but not for cash clients? What are the guidelines for charging more for billing? Is there anything wrong with using Groupon? Are there legal or ethical considerations for selling vitamins? Join Diana Thompson, author of Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists and explore the ethics of charting.
Diana, a massage therapist for over 30 years, practices in Seattle, treating acute and chronic pain disorders. Diana is the former President of the Massage Therapy Foundation and has received many awards, including the President’s Award, AMTA; Massage Therapist of the Year, One Concept; and Humanitarian of the Year, Performance Health. Her newest endeavor, Hands Heal Electronic Health Record, turns her book, Hands Heal: Communication, Documentation and Insurance Billing for Manual Therapists, into an online charting system. Diana also has a new book, Integrative Pain Management: Massage, Movement, and Mindfulness Based Approaches, published in 2016.