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Meaningful Use Myths (Part 3)

PIMSY behavioral health for psychiatry checklist

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6/16/14

Meaningful Use Myth # 3:

"I'm already using PIMSY [or another EHR], so I don't need to worry about getting on a system or doing anything else"

FALSE! Just because you're on an EHR doesn't mean that you can avoid Medicare penalties or qualify for incentive funds. First of all, you have to make sure that your EHR or practice management system is Meaningful Use certified, including keeping up with the enhanced functionality needed to attest for Stage 2. 

Secondly, even if the software you're using is MU certitfied for the Editions / Stages you need, you also need to attest and report to CMS to participate in the program. It can be an intensive process and should not be put off until the last minute! Check out our Meaningful Use for Mental Health webinar for details, and see the PIMSY Meaningful Use Resource Center for more information.

For PIMSY clients: PIMSY offers 4 different tiers to fit the unqiue needs and budget of our clients, but only PIMSY Platinum is Meaningful Use certified! This means that, if you are on another PIMSY plan, you need to have us change your log in credentials to PIMSY Platinum before you start submitting documentation to CMS. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

Meaningful Use Myth # 2: "Meaningful Use doesn't affect me because I'm in mental & behavioral health / substance abuse / psychiatry"

Meaningful Use Myth # 1: "I've heard that CMS is delaying Meaningful Use and that the 7/1/14 deadline no longer applies"
 

 

Leigh-Ann Renz is the Marketing & Business Development Director of PIMSY EHR. For more information about electronic solutions for your practice, check out Mental Health EHR.

 

Resources - Meaningful Use Resource Center

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