Difference between chart notes, administrative notes, psychotherapy notes?
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I have been using chart notes for collateral call notes or collecting contact or logistical information.  I use psychotherapy notes to expand on any client process, my reflections, content about legal or financial issues.  I haven't used administrative notes because I use the chart notes. Are chart notes and administrative notes interchangeable, or is there an obvious difference between the two?

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    Gillian

    Hi Devora, I'd be happy to help with this question. The primary difference between Chart and Administrative notes is that Administrative notes are not a part of the client's medical record and can be viewed by additional administrative Team Members in your account, i.e. Billers and Schedulers. Administrative Notes are a great place to add information about the client's billing, scheduling, or non-clinical information that you'd like to share with your team. 

    Hi Devora, I'd be happy to help with this question. The primary difference between Chart and Administrative notes is that Administrative notes are not a part of the client's medical record and can be viewed by additional administrative Team Members in your account, i.e. Billers and Schedulers. Administrative Notes are a great place to add information about the client's billing, scheduling, or non-clinical information that you'd like to share with your team. 

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    Lena Sheffield

    I've been using the administrative note to put the insurance authorization number or something that I want to be reminded of easily without having to look for it,   Like others on the treatment team, psychiatrist or RD. 

    Is there a place to put other consultants?  

    Lena

    I've been using the administrative note to put the insurance authorization number or something that I want to be reminded of easily without having to look for it,   Like others on the treatment team, psychiatrist or RD. 

    Is there a place to put other consultants?  

    Lena

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    Gillian

    Hi Lena, you can add other consultants to the Contacts section of your client's chart under Edit Details. There, you'll also be able to enter their contact information. 

    Hi Lena, you can add other consultants to the Contacts section of your client's chart under Edit Details. There, you'll also be able to enter their contact information. 

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    Carol Lee MEd., LPC, NCC

    Are chart notes psychotherapy notes?  If not, where are psychotherapy notes located?

    Are chart notes psychotherapy notes?  If not, where are psychotherapy notes located?