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.)

Meaningful Use Vital Dates

While I prefer to post original content, this entry from John Lynn’s EMRandHIPAA blog is too pertinent to not re-post: October 3, 2012: Last date to start the 90-day reporting period to earn an $18,000 EHR incentive payment for 2012, and to be eligible for the maximum total of $44,000....

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What Is Meaningful Use?

Many of the mental and behavioral health care providers I speak with don’t know about Meaningful Use or the stimulus funds available to them; others have heard of it but don’t know the specifics.  What is Meaningful Use (MU) and how can it affect you as a psychologist, psychiatrist, counselor or social...

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Confused by All the Acronyms!?

While recently researching the Meaningful Use Stage 2 requirements, I found myself googling various acronyms for clarity, despite being fairly familiar with EMR/EHR lexicon.  It made me wonder how many folks out there might appreciate having a handy dandy acronym guide as they navigate the often...

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