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11/14/2014
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Audio/Visual Files for Nov. 5 webinar: Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Webinar from Nov 5 on Strategies for a Successful Behavioral Health Accreditation Survey, featuring Joint Commission speakers Tracy Collander, Executive Director and Merlin Wessels, Associate Director, Standards Interpretation.

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

11/10/2014
11/05/2014
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Facts about Behavioral Health Care Accreditation

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In 1969, The Joint Commission began accrediting providers of programs/services for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and expanded in 1972 to include the evaluation and accreditation of organizations providing mental health and chemical dependency services.

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

10/09/2014
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Audio/Visual Files for Sept. 17 webinar:  Roadmap to Accreditation

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Webinar on how to take the first steps towards Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation, and the resources available to help you through the process.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Accreditation

09/24/2014
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Facts about the on-site survey process

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The Joint Commission survey process is data-driven, patient-centered and focused on evaluating actual care processes.

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

09/12/2014
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Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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To help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of care, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in 2001. The requirement emphasizes person-focused care, integrated and individualized approaches to OTP services. . .

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Behavioral Health Care , Opioids , Accreditation Program

09/08/2014
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Facts about scoring and accreditation decisions

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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

09/08/2014
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Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 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

09/02/2014
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Why Organizations Self Report Sentinel Events to The Joint Commission

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This article, first published in the September 2014 issue of Joint Commission Perspectives, explores the benefits to organizations of working through the sentinel event process and how it improves patient safety.

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 , Resource , Sentinel Event

08/29/2014
08/21/2014
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Facts about the National Patient Safety Goals

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In 2002, The Joint Commission established its National Patient Safety Goals (NPSGs) program; the first set of NPSGs was effective January 1, 2003. The NPSGs were established to help accredited organizations address specific areas of concern in regard to patient safety.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , National Patient Safety Goals , Patient Safety , CAUTI , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

07/15/2014
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Audio/Visual Files for July 9 webinar: An Orientation to the Accreditation Requirements

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Webinar featuring an overview of the standards and review of frequently cited accreditation requirements.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar

07/11/2014
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Revised: “Human Resources” Chapter for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently completed revisions to the “Human Resources” (HR) chapter in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC). The revisions, which are effective January 1,2015, are intended to assure that the requirements remain up-to-date and relevant.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

07/03/2014
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2014 Survey Activity Guide

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The Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations mid-year release contains minimal changes. This release is primarily focused on revisions related to the discontinued Priority Focus Process reports and use of the related Priority Focus Areas and Clinical/Service Groups categories.

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

07/01/2014
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Prepublication Standards - Revisions to Human Resources Chapter for Behavioral Health Care

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As announced in the July 2014 issue of Perspectives, The Joint Commission recently completed revisions to the Human Resources (HR) chapter of the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care (CAMBHC), effective January 1, 2015.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care

06/20/2014
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"Accreditation Tips and Topics" - BHC Emails

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Accreditation Tips and Topics is a monthly email of helpful tips and topics for organizations in the process of achieving Behavioral Health accreditation.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care

06/18/2014
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Speak Up: Anesthesia and Sedation

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New Speak Up infographic that includes a description of types of anesthesia, information to tell your doctor, and precautions you should take before and after receiving anesthesia or sedation.

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 , Speak Up , Palliative Care , Anesthesia , Sedation , Speak Up Infographic , Infographic

06/06/2014
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Revised Opioid Treatment Program Requirements for Behavioral Health Care

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The Joint Commission recently incorporated several revisions within its Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) for behavioral health care organizations.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , 2014 Joint Commission Requirement

06/03/2014
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