Practices that treat substance usage have some unique needs. Since many are inpatient or IOP (intensive outpatient) facilities, they need an EHR that offers the functionality necessary to those specialties. Additionally, substance usage usually requires treatment by a doctor to address physical needs, in tandem with mental health treatment. This means that substance usage agencies typically need EMR features such as ePrescribing, Decision Support, and Lab Integration – and that they qualify for programs like Meaningful Use / MACRA.
This blog / resource center includes articles that pertain to substance usage practices from the following 3 angles:
- Functionality + features unique to this field of mental / behavioral health
- Compliance tools, such as guides to deciphering MACRA or ICD-10 code updates
- General articles about substance usage to support clinicians in delivering quality care