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.)

 

PQRS Guide for Mental Health

by Leigh-Ann Renz 6.6.13 (Access this article as a PDF) The Physicians’ Quality Reporting System (PQRS) was a voluntary program for reporting to CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid).  Starting in 2013, it’s mandatory, and penalties will now be imposed on non-reporting physicians, including psychologists. ...

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PQRS for Mental Health: Penalties + Bonuses

by Leigh-Ann Renz 6.6.13 What is the PQRS?  The Physicians’ Quality Reporting System (PQRS) was established as part of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 (TRHCA). It started as a voluntary reporting program that provides a financial incentive for certain health care professionals, including...

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