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Advancing Effective Communication, Cultural Competence, and Patient-and Family-Centered Care

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This monograph was developed by The Joint Commission to inspire hospitals to integrate concepts from the communication, cultural competence, and patient- and family-centered care fields into their organizations.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Hospital , Monograph , Research Resources

04/03/2014
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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

03/25/2014
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions for 2014

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The scoring and decision process is based on the criticality of the standards and other requirements regarding their relationship to the quality and safety of patient care.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Accreditation Process , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Scoring , Accreditation Decisions

03/19/2014
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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 and services provided. The process focuses on systems critical to the safety and the quality of care, treatment and services.

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

03/19/2014
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification, which launched January 1, 2014, is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program.

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

03/03/2014
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Audio/Visual Files for Feb. 12, 2014 webinar: Roadmap to Accreditation

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Webinar on how to take the first steps towards Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Accreditation

02/24/2014
02/11/2014
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Facts about the Early Survey Policy

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The Joint Commission’s Early Survey Policy allows healthcare organizations to undergo a survey prior to having the ability to demonstrate full compliance with all Joint Commission standards, and receive a preliminary accreditation decision.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Survey Process , Accreditation

02/11/2014
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Readiness Checklist for Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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How ready are you for Joint Commission accreditation?

Related Items: Becoming Accredited , Behavioral Health Care

02/06/2014
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10 Steps to BHC Accreditation

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Great achievements come one step at a time. Your 10-step guide to achieving Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care accreditation.

Related Items: Accreditation Answers , Accreditation Help , Accreditation Process , Addictions , Becoming Accredited , Behavioral Health Care

02/06/2014
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Behavioral Health Care On-Site Survey Overview

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A snapshot of the survey process

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , On-Site Survey Process

02/06/2014
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10 Steps to Accreditation (Spanish)

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10 steps to behavioral health accreditation provided in Spanish language (diez pasos para lograr la acreditación).

Related Items: Accreditation Process , Behavioral Health Care

02/06/2014
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Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Guide

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2014 Guide to Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

Related Items: Accreditation Answers , Accreditation Help , Accreditation Process , Addictions , Becoming Accredited , Behavioral Health Care

02/06/2014
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Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care - 2014

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Worksheet for estimating behavioral health accreditation fees. For any questions, please contact Peggy Lavin at 630-792-5411.

Related Items: Annual Fee , Behavioral Health Care , Cost , Fees , On-site survey fee , Pricing

01/21/2014
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Facts about the Tracer Methodology

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The Joint Commission’s on-site survey process includes tracer methodology.

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

01/17/2014
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Prepublication Standards - Revisions to Opioid Treatment Program Requirements

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The Joint Commission has been involved in a re-approval process with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for the Behavioral Health Care Opioid Treatment Program (OTP).

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids

01/16/2014
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2014 National Patient Safety Goals Slide Presentation

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Changes for 2014 - A new NPSG focusing on safe clinical alarm management for hospitals and critical access hospitals will be introduced in 2014 with a phased implementation.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , NPSG , Behavioral Health Home , 2014 National Patient Safety Goals

01/03/2014
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BHC News - Issue 4, 2013

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News about the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation Program, published quarterly.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , BHC News (Newsletter)

12/23/2013
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2014 Survey Activity Guide

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2014 Organization Survey Activity Guide now available. Among the minimal changes, the Survey Guide for Health Care Organizations has been updated to include deletions and additions to the Document Lists.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Services , Survey Activity Guide

12/20/2013
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