It is easy to get used to taking your SOAP notes the same way every time, but a critical look at your documentation can improve your planning and self-evaluation skills. Continuing education can help make your assessments more accurate, make the “planning” section of SOAP notes count and help you stay on top of medical billing procedures.
The majority of continuing education courses on documentation are brief and focus on medical billing and medical massage. Proper intake protocols and notes are critical for communication between you and your client’s medical doctors. Other courses will teach you how to file documentation with regulatory agencies or improve your SOAP notes for your own benefit.