EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

What Is Meaningful Use?

As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the federal government launched the HITECH program, which provides stimulus incentive funds for demonstrating Meaningful Use of certified EHR (electronic health records) such as PIMSY Platinum. Eligible Professionals (EPs) may qualify for up to $44,000+ in incentive funds under the HITECH Act. (CMS is retiring the 2011 Meaningful Use Edition as 2014 Edition / “Stage 2” goes into effect).

PIMSY Platinum is 2014 Edition / “Stage 2” Meaningful Use certified. This means it is capable of supporting eligible providers with meeting the Meaningful Use measures required to qualify for these incentive funds. Click here and see the articles below for more information – some articles are available as white papers that can be downloaded.

PIMSY Platinum 6.0 is ONC-ACB Meaningful Use Certified

This Health IT Module is 2014 Edition compliant and has been certified by ONC-ACB, in accordance with the applicable certification criteria adopted by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Click here to see a copy of our compliance certificate or here for our CHPL listing.

This certification does not represent an endorsement by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Smoky Mountain Information Systems, PIMSY Platinum 6.0, Certification ID # 11062014-1981-1, Certified on 11/6/14
Clinical Quality Measures certified: 2v3; 68v3; 69v2; 137v2; 138v2; 156v2; 161v2; 165v2; 169v2
Modules Tested: 170.314 (a)(1‐15); (b)(1‐5, 7); (c)(1‐3); (d)(1‐8); (e)(1‐3); (f)(1); (g)(2‐4)

Additional software relied upon to certify: DataMotion, H2H DigitalRx

Contractual Limitations

There are separate contracts for ePrescribing (H2H DigitalRx) and Secure Direct Email (DataMotion). 

Technical or Practical Limitations

Users of PIMSY have to be on a Windows platform – or use Parallels or another comparable interface to utilize Windows. They must have reliable internet connectivity: click here for internet speed requirement details. 

Direct messaging can only be sent to other direct email addresses. For example, you wouldn’t be able to email “yourclient”, as gmail is not a direct email address; anyone you send PHI to via direct messaging will need to have their own direct email address. Click here for details.

Costs and Limitations

Click here for specific Meaningful Use cost and limitation information.

For More Information

To get more information about Meaningful Use and how it can serve your practice, contact us: 877.334.8512, ext. 1;


(Disclaimer: Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each practice to ensure Meaningful Use 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.)

pimsy behavioral health EMR and practice management system shines light on the MACRA program


by Donna Koger, 8.31.16 MACRA In 2015, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) was passed. The goal is to ultimately change Medicare payments from quantity to quality based. It is also simplifying the reporting process merging Meaningful Use and PQRS together. So what does this...

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PIMSY behavioral health EHR deadline

Meaningful Use Medicare Deadline is 2.28.15

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 1.29.15 Mental / Behavioral Health MU Deadline for Medicare is less than a month away! For Eligible Professionals (EPs) participating in the Medicare Meaningful Use (MU) grant program, the deadline to attest to demonstrating meaningful use of the data collected during your EHR reporting...

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Meaningful Use Audit Outcomes

by Steve Spearman, 9.19.14 For eligible providers (EP) and hospitals (EH), attesting to Meaningful Use can have a huge financial impact on their organization. When an organization attests, they are required to satisfy a certain number of objectives and associated measures demonstrating the meaningful...

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PIMSY mental health EHR true or false

Meaningful Use Myths (Part 4)

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 9/4/14 Meaningful Use Myth # 4: “MU is too complicated; I know there’s money available, but there’s no way I’ll be able to cut through all that red tape to get it” This one could be true or false, depending on the amount of time, energy and MU (Meaningful...

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