EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health


PQRS is the Physicians Quality Reporting System, a “carrot and stick” program that applies to Medicare providers. It was a voluntary system that paid incentives for providers to report on actions taken to address client statuses, but it became mandatory in 2013, carrying a penalty on all Medicare reimbursements for non-participation.

PIMSY behavioral health EHR has compiled information about the program to assist our audience and presents it from the mental health / substance abuse perspective.

(Disclaimer: Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each practice to ensure PQRS compliance. PIMSY EMR/SMIS has gathered information from various resources believed to be authorities in their field. However, neither PIMSY EMR/SMIS – nor its employees – 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 its employees – 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.)


2016 PQRS Deadlines

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 2.8.16 (updated per CMS announcements on both 2.10.16 + 2.11.16) Claims-Based PQRS Reporting 2.26.16 is the deadline for claims-based PQRS reporting of 2015 data. Because the reporting is completed via QDC codes on actual claims / billing, the opportunity for this type of reporting...

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PIMSY mental health practice management resources

2015 PQRS Resources

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 4.7.15 If you qualify to participate in PQRS but don’t report, your Medicare reimbursements may be docked! Check out the following resources for 2015 PQRS participation for details:  Making Sense of PQRS for mental & behavioral health 2015 Measures List: All CQMs 2015...

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PIMSY behavioral health practice management deadline ahead

2015 Compliance Guide (Part 1): PQRS

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 1.7.15 The 2014 PQRS deadline for mental / behavioral health is drawing close! Are you going to be docked on all of your Medicare reimbursements? Do you qualify for PQRS? If you have clients who are Medicare Part B or Railroad, then you qualify for the PQRS reporting program. This...

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PIMSY behavioral health EHR deadline

PQRS for Mental Health Myth # 1

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 5.9.14 “I’ve heard that the deadline for claims-based PQRS reporting is 7/1/14” This myth is false: the deadline for claims-based reporting is 12/31/14. Starting in 2015, all reporting must be processed electronically, and you should plan to utilize one of the...

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