Pain Point: Want UB-04 Billing
by Leigh-Ann Renz, 3.3.16
We get it: just as mental health is its own unique industry, inpatient services is a separate niche within the behavioral community.
As we’ve had more & more residential facilities utilize PIMSY for Practice Management, we’ve added the functionality to serve their unique needs:
UB-04 / Institutional Billing
PIMSY can seamlessly process UB-04 invoicing, integrated with our standard robust electronic billing features.
It’s easily customizable to specific payer requirements, such as not including the admitting diagnosis, admission dates, the CLIA number when appropriate, etc. - along with the ability to meet the needs of those agencies that only bill rev- codes without HCPCS codes.
We also offer an optional Revenue Cycle Management service - through our partner Aym Technologies - that manages all of the 837 / 835 details and headaches for you. Whether an inpatient treatment center, group home, substance abuse agency, eating disorder facility; or any other type of inpatient practice, PIMSY has you covered.
Using PIMSY’s color-coded bed management screen, quickly + easily manage all the beds in your facility. You can schedule beds, including maintaining a waiting list, and determine when a space should become available.
The system will also automatically create a daily bed attendance log and daily notes for everyone in the program for a given day. At a glance, see the real-time status of all the patient seats in your agency.
PIMSY’s census reports offer comprehensive occupancy tracking. Easily determine who was in each bed, each night, for any time period you want to track (month, quarter, year, etc).
Seamlessly pull HL7 lab result files into PIMSY, and quickly see the results of the tests you’ve ordered: drug tests, urinalysis, blood screen, tox screen – anything you’ve sent to the lab.
Using PIMSY’s eMAR capabilities, you can track exactly which medications are administered to which patient: by whom, where, and when. This feature gives you total medication accountability.
Certain inpatient agencies depend heavily on Axis tracking for diagnosis. PIMSY offers both the traditional GAF/CGAF, as well as newer methods, to assist CD and other Axis-driven agencies.
“Although DSM-5 removes the multiaxial system, it does not remove the option for professional to still assess, list, code, and bill for all elements of the 5 Axes.”
Prescribing medications is often a foundational aspect of inpatient facilities, and being able to process prescriptions electronically can save time, reduce risk of misuse, and protect patients. With ePrescribing, there is no longer a risk of a paper prescription pad being stolen, and electronic systems often provide automatic alerts for drug-to-drug and drug-allergy interactions.
PIMSY implemented ePrescribing as part of Meaningful Use 2011 Edition (Stage 1) and uses H2H Solutions’ Digital Rx option. PIMSY is 2014 Edition (Stage 2) certified as well.
Secure Hosting in the Microsoft Azure Cloud
While HIPAA compliance and data security are essential for all practices, records privacy is especially for inpatient facilities. When considering practices, be sure to ask where their data is stored, how your agency records will be kept safe, and how your clients’ Protected Health Information (PHI) is kept private and secure.
PIMSY is hosted in the Microsoft Azure Cloud, offering its clients robust data protection and HIPAA compliance. While no EHR can truly be “HIPAA compliant”, PIMSY does everything possible to protect your information and help you keep your records safe and secure.
We're happy to show you how PIMSY can save time, reduce costs, and increase practice profitability.