Homeopathic? Allopathic? How to Chart?
Medical Records Documentation Workshop
Arizona Homeopathic & Integrative Medical Association
Wednesday, October 5
6 pm – 8 pm
PIHMA, 301 E. Bethany Home Rd., Rm. A230, Phoenix
Cash or check payable to AHIMA at the door.
RSVP required: [email protected]
Medical Records Documentation in the allopathic, osteopathic and homeopathic worlds. Physicians in the State of Arizona may be licensed under two separate State Licensing Boards, the Arizona Homeopathic and Integrated Medicine Board (AHIMB)and either the Arizona Medical Board (AMB) or the Arizona Board of Osteopathic Examiners (ABOE). In past Board deliberations, in the case of a Board complaint concerning a dually licensed physician, there has sometime been confusion as to which Board should take primary jurisdiction to investigate a complaint concerning a given therapy or concern – the AHIMB or the AMB/ABOE. The intention of this presentation is to help clarify that issue, and to help the physician document the treatments appropriately, so as to eliminate confusion as to the License under which the treatment is being carried out, thereby making it easier to determine which Board should have primary jurisdiction in the case of a complaint.
The purpose of this CME activity (Documenting Allopathic and Homeopathic Medical Treatment Records) is to help physicians who practice Functional, Integrative and Homeopathic medicine learn how to document which evaluations and treatments are provided solely under the allopathic license, and which may be provided specifically under the homeopathic license.
The goals of this presentation are to help physicians in their medical records documentation, so as to ensure that
1. the medical record is both accurate and complete, and
2. that the record clearly reflects which treatments fall under the rubric of standard allopathic treatments, and which fall under the rubric of Functional, Integrative or Homeopathic treatments, and
3. that the appropriate evidence from the medical literature is documented in the record.
We wish to promote accurate documentation of patient evaluations and treatments, for two reasons. One, so as to ensure patient safety and appropriate record-keeping. Two, so that in case there is ever a Board complaint against the physician’s license, appropriate assignment of primary jurisdiction may be made more easily.
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