EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

Let us do the research for you!!  Check out PIMSY’s Compliance Resource Center for information about laws, regulations and industry changes that affect you as a mental & behavioral health care provider.

HIPAA, ICD-10, PQRS, and CPT code changes –all compiled at your fingertips in articles and printable guides to help you maintain compliance.  We’ve done the fact finding and translating for you, so you have more time to focus on your clients, not your paperwork!

(Disclaimer: Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each practice to ensure legal and industry compliance. PIMSY EMR/SMIS has gathered information from various resources believed to be authorities in their field. However, neither PIMSY EMR/SMIS nor the authors warrant that the information is in every respect accurate and/or complete. PIMSY EMR/SMIS assumes no responsibility for use of the information provided. Neither PIMSY EMR/SMIS nor the authors shall be responsible for, and expressly disclaim liability for, damages of any kind arising out of the use of, reference to, or reliance on, the content of these educational materials. These materials are for informational purposes only. PIMSY EMR/SMIS does not provide medical, legal, financial or other professional advice and readers are encouraged to consult a professional advisor for such advice.)



Late to the HIPAA Compliance Security Table

by Donna Koger, 6.29.17 Many healthcare IT specialists are reporting that healthcare (including mental + behavioral health) is later to the HIPAA compliance security table than other industries, such as finance and even government. Our industry suffered the second highest number of security incidents...

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Is PIMSY Safe From Cyber Attacks?

In light of the recent cyber attacks on healthcare institutions, we’ve gotten some very valid and understandable questions about PIMSY’s safety and security. Thankfully, when you’re a PIMSY customer, all of your data is stored in the secure and HIPAA-compliant Microsoft Azure Cloud....

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Are Your Mobile Devices HIPAA Compliant?

by Donna Koger, 2.21.17 Okay, so we’ve told you about encryption on computers, but what about mobile devices like iPads, iPhones and Androids? Can you encrypt these so that PHI on them is not accessible by anyone but you? The answer is yes and it is actually quite simple in most cases. Encryption...

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Encryption: What Are You Waiting For?

by Donna Koger, 1.26.17 No, seriously, what is keeping you from complete HIPAA compliance? Are you afraid it will cost too much and take up too much of your time? Do you know it’s not that difficult to be fully compliant – and it is very important for your survival as a business? Data Encryption...

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PIMSY behavioral health EHR shares HIPAA misinformation - and facts

HIPAA Misinformation

by Donna Koger, 2.11.17 The Plain HIPAA Facts How do you know what is true and what is false in the HIPAA world? Many people have been confused about HIPAA information that could interfere with their total compliance. Here are five samples of compliance misinformation: 1. Over & Out Compliance...

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PIMSY behavioral health software shares a compliance key for industry acronyms

OMG – Mental Health Compliance Key

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 10.25.16 Acronym Key for Behavioral Health Compliance Trying to keep up with compliance for mental + behavioral health can be daunting, especially weeding through the barrage of commonly-used acronyms. Use our handy guide for definitions – and details to help you maintain compliance: ACO:...

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Telehealth Concerns – HIPAA, Security, and More…

It’s the first question that pops up whenever discussing telehealth: “Is that compliant?” Conducting therapy sessions remotely clearly presents PHI risks, and your telehealth concerns – HIPAA, security, and more –  are valid & legitimate.  How Do You Address Telehealth...

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How Does PIMSY Help You Stay Compliant?

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: HIPAA PIMSY is...

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PIMSY behavioral health practice management software three little pigs

Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Audit?

by Leigh-Ann Renz & Donna Koger, 10.15.15 How do ICD-10 & DSM-5 affect audits? What happens if you receive the dreaded audit notification? What are the guidelines for using DSM-5 and ICD-10 codes in preparation for potential audits? Fortunately, we have answers . . . DSM-5, ICD-10, and Mental...

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PIMSY electronic records for substance abuse and rehab calendar

Important Compliance Dates

Use the CMS Interactive Timeline to stay up to date on all compliance dates Meaningful Use 2.28.15: last day to attest for 2014. If you miss this date for your 1st year enrollment, will you no longer be eligile for the MU incentive program. Update via 2.26.15 email from CMS: “Eligible professionals...

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