Electronic Medical Records (EHR) can be a great way to increase efficiency and accuracy in mental health practice. Mental health professionals can purchase HIPPA compliant software that will allow their patient records to be up to date, protective of the patient, and easy to use. To get the most out of behavioral health EHR, look for these top three features.
Integration of Billing and Coding
Billing and coding can take up a significant portion of a mental health organization’s day. But by using a mental health EMR software that already has billing and coding as part of the package, you can save time. The same software that bills your patients will also be able to automatically look up codes that you need to bill them.
When choosing the behavioral health EMR for your company, you must choose a software package that complies with HIPPA standards. Most EHR systems will be compliant and should detail exactly how they comply. To comply with HIPPA fully, the software must be able to have a plan for browser attacks and other cybercrime.
Client Notes Management
EMR software should be able to completely replace paper charts. To do this, many EMR software packages provide an enhanced note management system. These systems allow you to take notes before, during, and after treatment. Some allow for voice-activated note-taking.