PsychPRO is APA's national mental health registry - a flexible tool that captures data to help psychiatrists and all behavioral health providers make optimal patient care decisions, further research and develop new measurements of quality.
Sign up for PsychPRO and help guide the efficacy of psychiatry.
- Drive Future Research in Psychiatry
- Avoid Payment Penalties
- Achieve Optimal Patient Outcomes
- Minimize the Burden of Data Collection
How Can PsychPRO Help Your Practice?
Patient engagement is enhanced with patient reported outcome measures (PROMS) as an integral part of clinical care.
By using a QCDR like PsychPRO, clinicians can easily transmit data to CMS and potentially obtain bonuses and avoid reimbursement penalties, which can result from nonreporting or under-reporting
Quality Measure Development
PsychPRO is helping to develop and implement quality reporting on new MIPS measures that better reflect clinical practice in the field.
MOC Part IV
PsychPRO gives psychiatrists a simple method of submitting Performance-in-Practice data and readily obtain ABPN Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part IV credit. Other disciplines may be eligible for CE credits.
Documentation & Reports
PsychPRO's data collection ensures minimal impact on workflow and documentation patterns so clinicians can focus on care and not data collection.
PsychPRO is a tool for measuring, tracking and benchmarking care, at the provider, practice and system levels. Clinical effectiveness is monitored and addressed, including the impact of interventions and treatment.
Your Participation Makes a Difference
The use of performative measures as a means to improve health care quality is growing, with physician-level performance measures being incorporated into health care in several ways:
- physician-initiated practice review and quality improvement;
- financial incentives from health care payers tied to performance (i.e. pay-for-performance or P4P);
- board certification; and,
- public recognition of physicians based on performance.
Given the current emphasis on performance measures, it is important that APA members are knowledgeable and actively involved in the creation of measures that reflect the values of psychiatry. APA entities such as the Department of Quality Improvement and Psychiatric Services (QIPS), Department of Government Relations (DGR), and Department of Healthcare Systems and Financing (HSF) continue to collaboratively monitor and participate in national performance measure initiatives; explore performance measure development and implementation support within APA; and work with experts such as those involved with Practice Guideline development to ensure that performance measures developed by outside groups are evidence-based and practical.
Learn more about APA Platform and Strategy on Performance Measurement and other improvement resources at the link below.
Who Can Participate
PsychPRO was developed for all behavioral mental health providers, including psychiatrists, psychologists, primary care physicians, social workers, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.
Does Medicare require you to report? Find out more at QPP.cms.gov.
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What Participants Are Saying
"I had actually given up on succeeding at MIPS because the undertaking seemed too onerous. PsychPRO helped our group successfully submit MIPS data and we are in bonus territory. The difference between a penalty and bonus is worth thousands of dollars to us." Dr. Owings (Arkansas)
"We would not have been able to pull the data out of our electronic medical record and submit for MIPS without PsychPRO. Thanks for going the extra mile to make our qualification for MIPS possible - for the first time ever." Dr. Geiger (Illinois)
"The registry has helped us to stay on track with MIPS, considering that we are a very busy FQHC, and it has been an invaluable resource for reporting our outcomes." Dr. Camacho (California)
"Thank you for creating PsychPRO registry. What an amazing tool to help me understand and navigate quality measure reporting. I was so impressed by the ability to see aggregate and individual patient results." Dr. Brody (New York)