If the assessment paperwork is completed and billed as assessment but the minor was not available to sign……how is the next meeting billed if the majority of the session is an individual and the CSP was reviewed with the client during this session?
There are two ways to approach this situation. First, if the great majority of the session was spent on doing individual treatment, then bill the session as individual therapy even though the documentation could include a line or two indicating that the CSP was reviewed and approved by the consumer. Second, the clinician can decide to do two notes, billing one as assessment for the time it took to review and approve the CSP and the other for the time of the individual therapy. For example: if it took a half an hour to complete the CSP and a half hour was focused on the individual session, then two notes are needed.
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