Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity: Simple, Clear Guidelines that Maintain Quality of Care and Protect Your Practice
Expert Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, shares why progress notes are important - and valuable - while providing strategies on efficient note taking when documenting.


Expert Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, shares the 3 most practical guidelines for therapists facing health insurance audits when guiding clients through low self-esteem.


Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, provides guidance on the most common question she receives in her documentation course, "What is the deadline for completing progress notes?" Plus, 25 tips for getting notes done from the Documentation Wizard℠.


Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, provides guidance on how to navigate health insurance audits, protect income, and minimize the risk of financial clawbacks while maintaining quality documentation practices.


Beth Rontal, MSW, LICSW, is a psychotherapist in private practice in Brookline, Massachusetts, as well as a documentation consultant and private supervisor. Ms. Rontal earned her MFA from Boston University, and her Master’s in Social Work from Simmons College in Boston. She was clinical supervisor at a mental health clinic for 16 years, where she was instrumental in developing and implementing the clinic’s first electronic documentation system. This implementation significantly reduced documentation time and errors and decreased the paperwork returned by clinicians from 65% to 8%, which in turn allowed for the addition of 3 to 5 clinical hours per week and generated thousands of dollars in savings for the company.


Ms. Rontal continues to be a developer and consultant in the field of clinical documentation. She is a sought-after national lecturer who has taught seminars over the course of many years, in addition to having published numerous articles on the topic.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Beth Rontal maintains a private practice. She is the founder and trainer for Documentation Wizard, LLC. Beth Rontal receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from Psychotherapy Networker and PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Beth Rontal is a member of the NASW.