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Behavioral Health Care/BHC News (Newsletter)/Behavioral Health Care Updates

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The Joint Commission Implements New Behavioral Health Care Standards to Address Eating Disorders

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The Joint Commission is implementing new behavioral health care standards, effective July 1, 2016, to better address the care, treatment or services of eating disorders programs. The new standards impact Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organizations providing outpatient or residential eating disorders programs.

Related Items: Eating Disorders , News Releases , Behavioral Health Care

04/28/2016
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Accreditation Process Overview

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The Joint Commission’s accreditation process seeks to help organizations identify and resolve problems, and to inspire them to improve the safety and quality of care, treatment, and services.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Behavioral Health Care , Accreditation

04/27/2016
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Debunking Pain Standard Myths

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In the environment of today’s prescription opioid epidemic, everyone is looking for someone to blame. Often, The Joint Commission’s pain standards take that blame. We are encouraging our critics to look at our exact standards, along with the historical context of our standards, to fully understand what our accredited organizations are required to do with regard to pain.

David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission, discusses pain management standards.

Related Items: Palliative Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Standards , Integrated Care Certification , Disease-Specific Care , Critical Access Hospital , Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Ambulatory Health Care , Nursing Care Center , Pain Management

04/22/2016
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Joint Commission Statement on Pain Management

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Read the statement on pain management from David W. Baker, MD, MPH, FACP, executive vice president, Healthcare Quality Evaluation, The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Standards , Pain Management , Palliative Care

04/18/2016
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Heightened Security Awareness for Healthcare and Public Health Community

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The Departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services have issued a joint resource for health care providers to support situational awareness and preparedness in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels. They emphasize that no specific credible threats in the US are known. . .

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center

04/15/2016
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Certification Requirements Sampler

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This document is a brief listing of some of the requirements for behavioral health home certification, plus more information about the requirements and resources available for assistance.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Behavioral Health Home

04/12/2016
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Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers (CCBHC) and Accreditation

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View this short flyer on how Joint Commission accreditation and behavioral health home certification can be a helpful first step towards becoming a Certified Community Behavioral Health Center (CCBHC).

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Behavioral Health Home

04/12/2016
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Audio/Visual files for March 22 webinar: Resources for Readiness

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This short webinar provides an overview of many of the free resources provided by the Joint Commission to help organizations achieve and maintain behavioral health care accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

04/06/2016
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Certification Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Home

03/25/2016
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Facts about Joint Commission standards

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Joint Commission standards are the basis of an objective evaluation process that can help health care organizations measure, assess and improve performance.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Standards , Accreditation

03/25/2016
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Audio/Visual files for Feb 23 Webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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This short webinar presented by Joint Commission staff provides an overview of the accreditation process and first steps for organizations interested in Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

02/25/2016
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Sentinel Event Alert 56: Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings

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The rate of suicide is increasing in America. Now the 10th leading cause of death, suicide claims more lives than traffic accidents and more than twice as many as homicides. Access the Alert, a downloadable Infographic, and a document of related Joint Commission standards.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event , Sentinel Event Alert , Suicide , Palliative Care , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification

02/24/2016
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Facts about the unannounced survey process

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The Joint Commission generally conducts unannounced surveys unless it is not feasible or logical to do so. All hospital and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services deeming or recognition surveys are unannounced. This fact sheet includes a table listing exceptions to unannounced surveys.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Unannounced Survey Process

02/12/2016
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Joint Commission Names Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, First Patient Safety Officer

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Ronald M. Wyatt, MD, MHA, is the first appointee to the newly created position of patient safety officer, reflecting The Joint Commission's commitment to promoting a safe and high-quality health care system with a goal of zero patient harm.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Palliative Care , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification

02/11/2016
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 2/4/2016)

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Sentinel Event Statistics

02/09/2016
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Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs

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Recently, SAMHSA issued an update to its 2007 Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs. The Joint Commission conducted an analysis of this update to make certain that Joint Commission standards continue to align with the SAMHSA guidelines.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids

01/28/2016
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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A key part of The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process is the tracer methodology. The tracer methodology uses information from the organization to follow the experience of care, treatment, or services for a number of patients through the organization’s entire health care delivery process.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Tracer Methodology

01/26/2016
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Modern Healthcare Q&A with Joint Commission CEO

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Joint Commission CEO Mark R. Chassin, MD, FACP, MPP, MPH, recently spoke with Modern Healthcare magazine about a wide range of issues, from changes to our recognition program to the overall safety of health care today. His insights are available in a Q&A and a podcast.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Disease-Specific Care , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Patient Safety , Palliative Care , Integrated Care Certification

01/14/2016
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