EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

The transition from ICD-9 to ICD-10 billing codes will be massive. Even though mental / behavioral health codes are a small part percentage of the 68,000 available under ICD-10, the same payers will be processing everyone’s codes! Experts are warning that practices need to have at least six months’ cash reserves to weather the potential reimbursement backlog, and early preparation is your best defense for ICD-10.

Did you know that DSM codes are ICD!? Contrary to popular belief, all claims with dates of service 10.1.15 and after must be coded in ICD-10, whether the DSM is consulted for diagnosis coding or not. Check out our blog posts and articles below for details about DSM, ICD, how they interact – and click here to see how PIMSY behavioral health practice management can help you maintain compliance.

(Disclaimer: Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each practice to ensure ICD & DSM compliance, including the 10/1/15 ICD-10 transition. 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.)

What are the Most Common Substance Use Disorders in the United States?

by Jerica Rossi, 10.26.18 In the latest edition of the DSM, substance abuse and dependence are combined under the category of ‘Substance Use Disorders’. These occur when the recurrent use of a substance causes health problems, impairment of judgment, interpersonal issues or the inability to meet responsibilities. According...

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PIMSY mental health EHR asks: are payers profiling you!?

Are Payers Profiling You!?

by Lisette Wright, 3.9.16 Are payers profiling you?! Not understanding all of the flavors of PTSD and/or Schizophrenia might be creating a mitigating risk you’re not aware of. Profiling Metrics With increasing utilization of technology, data-mining experts have exploded in their profiling of...

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PIMSY mental health EHR: here's how easy icd-10 could be

ICD-10 Could Be This Easy!

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 10.15.15 How’s ICD-10 Going? For some practices, the transition to ICD-10 has been smooth: providers are diagnosing with ICD-10 for dates of service 10.1.15 and beyond; continuing to use ICD-9 for dates of service 9.30.15 and prior; and the billing is being efficiently sent...

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PIMSY behavioral health electronic records software sept icd-10 action item

September ICD-10 Action Items

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 9.30.15 Meeting ICD-10 Compliance for Mental / Behavioral Health, Psychiatry and Substance Usage This Is It How do you proceed as of 10/1/15? All dates of service 9/30/15 and prior should continue to be diagnosed in ICD-9, as they have been for the past 30+ years (DSM is ICD, so...

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PIMSY behavioral health electronic records software august icd-10 action item

August ICD-10 Action Items

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 8.24.15 Meeting ICD-10 Compliance for Mental / Behavioral Health, Psychiatry and Substance Usage Have You Been Saving? Experts have warned that practices need to have six months’ cash reserves in order to weather the potential ICD-10 storm. The bottom line is: no one knows what...

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PIMSY behavioral health electronic records software july icd-10 action item

July ICD-10 Action Items

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 7.25.15 Meeting ICD-10 Compliance for Mental / Behavioral Health, Psychiatry and Substance Usage July Item #1: Reality Check  If you’ve been heeding the warnings, you will have already completed testing of ICD-10 codes with your payers. Time for the reality check: what...

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