How Does PIMSY Help You Stay Compliant?
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 4.13.15
Behavioral Health Practice Management and More
PIMSY mental health EHR is so much more than comprehensive and flexible practice management! PIMSY also helps you maintain compliance with multiple requirements that affect the behavioral health, psychiatry, and substance usage fields:
PIMSY is a HIPAA-compliant program and uses multiple layers of security to keep your client and agency data safe. PIMSY is fully in the Cloud, and we sign BAA agreements with our clients to help them meet the 2013 HIPAA Omnibus updates. Not only can unauthorized users not get into the system - you control what your employees can see and do in PIMSY! For example, you wouldn't give a provider access to the Billing area, and vice versa. User roles, security controls, and Divisions/Locations help keep all of your data safe & compliant. Click here to see more.
Get this: PIMSY has the DSM-5 fully build into it. This includes both ICD-9 and ICD-10 codes!! PIMSY offers a fully electronic version of the DSM-5, including a conversion tool that you can use to translate codes from ICD-9 to ICD-10 (as well as a tool to convert common codes from DSM-IV to DSM-5!) While the transition to DSM-5 has not been easy - and the change to ICD-10 will be even harder - PIMSY provides some incredible tools to assist with the journey. We also provide educational resources and guides in our ICD/DSM Resource Center.
PIMSY is one of the few mental health EMRs that is 2014 Edition ("Stage 2") Meaningful Use certified. We have a Meaningful Use (MU) consultant on our Advisory Board, and he is also available to guide agencies through the process of receiving the ARRA/HITECH grant funding. Participating in MU can more than pay for the cost of purchasing & implementation an electronic practice management software. Click here for more information.
From what we can tell, no other EHR / EMR software is providing help with PQRS. PIMSY does: we provide a comprehensive QDC code tool to help you manage claims-based reporting, including staying on top of the domains. While we can't tell you how to code, we can offer you a concrete way to stay on top of your reporting - and we provide educational resources for the journey. Check out Super Simple PQRS Reporting for a quick two-minute overview.
Audits + Practice Management / EHR
PIMSY's Q&A functionality allows you to create any type of audit trail you choose. In addition to showing who has done what in the system - and allowing you to set user roles for all of your employees, PIMSY also provides detailed tracking for all of your audits, internal and external.
"Without your assistance, we may have failed our audit. The auditors commented us on the way we have PIMSY set up. Thank you all so much for your assistance. I, indeed, am learning that PIMSY has more to offer than I realized." ~ Julie J., Practice Director
PIMSY is both customizable and comprehensive, meaning that it does a lot "out of the box" - and you can calibrate most areas to your specifications. It connects all of your data and reduces common, time-draining tasks to a few button clicks. PIMSY can save you so much time and labor - thereby saving you money and freeing up your time to focus on your clients!
"PIMSY's 835 went great. I can’t believe how fast it is. It replaced about 15 hours of manual posting." ~ Phoenicia K., Billing Technician
Reminders for Staff & Clients
PIMSY offers automatic reminders for your staff, such as when your therapists need to renew credentials, licensing, and continuing education credits. You set the parameters to your specifications, and PIMSY will remind you of as many deadlines as you choose!
On the client/patient side, use PIMSY's reminder alerts to keep you compliant with treatment plan due dates, consent form renewals - any documentation that has a deadline.
Authorizations / Payer Compliance
PIMSY automatically tracks, decrements and sends alerts for service authorizations. You control the alert details: for example, you can set PIMSY to send you a reminder when you have only 5 authorized visits left, or by a particular date. This not only helps ensure that you only conduct and bill for authorized sessions - increasing reimbursements - it also helps you stay in compliance with your payers' specifications.
Contact us for details. We'd love to show you what PIMSY can do, how it can help you maintain compliance - and how it can make your life easier!