BETH RONTAL, MSW, LICSW

Mental Health Documentation & Medical Necessity: Simple, Clear Guidelines that Maintain Quality of Care and Protect Your Practice

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. Ms. Rontal receives a speaking honorarium and recording royalties from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.



Non-financial: Beth Rontal has no relevant non-financial relationships.