You Down With IOP?? (Intensive Outpatient)
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 11.3.16
Just as PIMSY mental health EHR offers rich functionality to support inpatient practices – it also provides features for IOP (Intensive Outpatient) services. Mental health practices span a continuum of care, from counseling to psychiatric drug monitoring, from foster care and group homes to eating disorder facilities and substance usage treatment. As a behavioral health software, PIMSY has to adapt to each of these niches.
PIMSY must enable these practices – with their broad spectrum of unique practice management needs - to be efficient, streamlined and effective. PIMSY’s flexibility and customizability does just that, empowering our clients to tailor the system to their specifications. As part of working with our customers to achieve these goals, we’ve created standard functionality to serve both inpatient and IOP agencies.
IOP + Mental Health EHR
Like all niches of behavioral health treatment, IOP services create some unique needs. An IOP client typically spends their day at the agency receiving services. In order for the practice to bill, they have to reach a certain a threshold of the amount of time they’re receiving treatment: reach the threshold in order to bill for the day.
PIMSY’s IOP Features
> When there are multiple services that are performed and documented on a client that is not billable themselves, but instead create a billable occurrence, PIMSY can accommodate this billing.
> Clinicians individually log the different services they perform – and PIMSY automatically determines if a client has met their threshold for each day, checking it against their available authorizations. If the threshold is exceeded, PIMSY automatically generates the claim.
> This makes it easier for providers to complete their documentation, not having to worry about whether or not the threshold has been met, who needs to create the note for the billable IOP or PHP note, etc. Clinicians focus on providing services and documenting their time; PIMSY automatically does the rest.
> Like with most other features in PIMSY, the practice sets the parameters: how long after services PIMSY checks and creates the claim; what constitutes the threshold and duration for each client; are the claims automatically released or do they need to be reviewed before submitted for reimbursement? With PIMSY, we train you on how to set these considerations and let you calibrate PIMSY to meet your practice goals.
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Leigh-Ann Renz is the Marketing & Business Development Director of PIMSY EHR. For more information about electronic solutions for your practice, check out Behavioral Health Practice Management Software.