ASHA's Documentation Initiative This article describes the various audiences of documentation for both clinical and reimbursement purposes and the challenges of developing documentation formats that can meet all those needs. The benefits and limitations of electronic medical record systems are discussed. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Working Group on Documentation's current initiative to develop ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2008
ASHA's Documentation Initiative
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  • Janet Brown
    Health Care Services in Speech-Language Pathology, American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, Rockville, MD
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Article   |   March 01, 2008
ASHA's Documentation Initiative
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 43-44. doi:10.1044/vvd18.1.43
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2008, Vol. 18, 43-44. doi:10.1044/vvd18.1.43

This article describes the various audiences of documentation for both clinical and reimbursement purposes and the challenges of developing documentation formats that can meet all those needs. The benefits and limitations of electronic medical record systems are discussed. The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Working Group on Documentation's current initiative to develop documentation templates is described, and ASHA Web-based resources are included for reference.

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