EHR and practice management for mental / behavioral health

Social worker Medicare re-credentialing by lottery?

We were recently asked: “One of our part-time office support staff persons just told me that Medicare is going to have a recredentialing process for social workers in which you will participate by lottery.  When your number comes up, you will have to pay $500.00 to be re-credentialed. ...

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Is PIMSY Specifically a Mental Health EMR?

PIMSY offers the best of both worlds in that it was designed as a mental health EHR, and it can be used in a variety of other industries and settings.We currently have clients using PIMSY for speech therapy, nutrition, methadone dosing, substance abuse day treatment, applied behavioral analysis, nursing...

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Are EMRs Required for Mental Health?

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 1.8.13 …and are mental / behavioral health care practices required to use electronic records?? While there are plenty of reasons to make the switch from paper records to an EMR, some practices are perfectly happy with their current procedures and will only switch to electronic...

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Help! My Bill Codes Have Changed!

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.6.13 As of January 1st, 2013, the CPT billing codes that affect mental & behavioral health were changed, and the old codes can no longer be used.  If you missed the warnings about this transition and didn’t have the new codes in place, you’ll want to make the switch as soon...

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Medicare Compliance Check

Be advised that Medicare audits can be failed if the bill code description does not match the bill code listed!  Whether you’re using a mental health EMR (electronic medical records) system or not, be sure to match your bill code description to the code itself: you can be dinged if they are different! ...

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4 Keys to Getting Your Practice Off of Paper

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 8.27.13 Are you looking to start using (or change) electronic systems? Tablets, smartphones, Twitter, Facebook, ePrescribing, electronic signatures…if it seems like the whole world is going electronic, it is! For many mental & behavioral health care providers, this brave new...

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Sandy Hook Shootings and Mental Health

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.5.13 For those of us in the mental & behavioral health industries, the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings are more than just a horrific tragedy.  They are a wake up call to the nation about the importance of getting mental health care to those who need it and raise a host...

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Thoughts For The Day and For The Holidays

by Leigh-Ann Renz, 6.5.13 We were going to delve into ICD-10 and discuss yet another change that needs to be completed by yet another deadline so that you can successfully treat your clients in compliance with laws and regulations.  But there’s plenty of time for that in 2013, and sharing our favorite...

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CPT Code Changes: Additional Q & A

Many providers have questions about the CPT® Code Changes effective January 1st, 2013.  Here’s a list of additional Q&A, but first, a brief overview: The codes used for billing common psychotherapy services are being changed, and the old codes can no longer be used as of January 1st, 2013. These...

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Kudos from Clients

Seth H.

“PIMSY more than pays for itself by streamlining my office, improving efficiency and reducing billing times. I would recommend PIMSY to anyone looking for a good EMR company that will help you implement its program and help you with any questions you have along the way.”

~ Seth H., Business Owner