Map to 2014 Compliance for Mental / Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Practices
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 1.9.14
If you don’t know it already, 2014 is a big year for all medical industries, including mental & behavioral health, ABA, OT, PT, and speech therapy! We’ll be offering resources & education throughout on the year on everything that affects you, and here are some highlights to be aware of now:
Although the deadline has been pushed back to 10/1/15, this is still one of the biggest changes the healthcare industry has experienced in decades—it affects all ICD diagnosis codes, which are HIPAA-mandated for all types of billing, including insurance and Medicaid. Even if your practice is entirely self-pay (and you don't provide receipts to your clients to seek reimbursement on their own), you need to formulate an action plan now. Check out our 2014 ICD-10 Overview for details and our ICD-10 Resource Center for additional complimentary tools.
Use the extra year to prepare, not put off!!
Meaningful Use Stage 2
Whether you’re participating in the Meaningful Use incentive program or not, it’s another huge change that will affect healthcare IT for 2014, as vendors and colleagues (PIMSY included!) seek to attest to a complicated set of criteria. See Meaningful Use 2014: Use It or Lose It for details, and learn more about Meaningful Use for behavioral health. Our team is honored to welcome Meaningful Use expert Jim Tate to the PIMSY Advisory Board!!
HIPAA Omnibus has been predicted to catch practices unaware in 2014, and with hefty penalties / criminal charges at stake, you must ensure that your organization is up-to-date with compliance. We’re excited to host HIPAA expert Rebecca Morehead for quarterly compliance webinars throughout 2014 - keep an eye out for invites! Get started with our complimentary 2014 Omnibus Guide, and check out the comprehensive resources available in our HIPAA Resource Center.
Compliance Resources for Mental & Behavioral Health
Tons of complimentary tools are available in the PIMSY Resource Centers, and you can always ask us questions directly. With the help of our esteemed Advisory Board, we’ll do our best to assist you in maintaining compliance in 2014 and beyond!
See more about PIMSY EHR and how it can enhance compliance.
Disclaimer: Ultimately, it is the responsibility of each practice to ensure industry compliance, including the 2014 updates and changes. 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 medic al, legal, financial or other professional advice and readers are encouraged to consult a professional advisor for such advice.