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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.

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02/17/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 24 - SAFER Matrix in Behavioral Health Care

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Learn about the recent changes to the Joint Commission survey process called the “SAFER Matrix.” SAFER stands for Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

02/16/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Feb 14 - Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Considering accreditation or just started the process? This webinar will cover everything you need to know.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health

02/16/2017
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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.

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02/10/2017
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Surgeon General Speaks Out on Addiction

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It's official: The surgeon general says addiction costs the U.S. more than $442 billion.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Certification , Blog , Accreditation

02/07/2017
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2017 Survey Activity Guide

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This revision to the Organization Survey Activity Guide contains additional corrections to the Life Safety and Environment of Care Document List and Review Tool to more closely align with the standards changes issued in January, 2017.

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02/06/2017
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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

01/19/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Phase 1 Revisions for Behavioral Health Care Manual Maintenance

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The Joint Commission is reviewing the Behavioral Health Care (BHC) accreditation manual and identifying any standards that require maintenance, such as clarifications to existing language, new elements of performance (EPs), and revisions to notes. The project's first of two phases is complete.

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12/13/2016
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Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Behavioral Health Care Outcome Measures

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The Joint Commission has recently revised a standard in the Care, Treatment, and Services (CTS) chapter so that organizations will be required to assess outcomes through the use of a standardized tool or instrument.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care

12/13/2016
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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.

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12/12/2016
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11/22/2016
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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 addiction services.

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

11/18/2016
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Facts about Opioid Treatment Program (OTP) accreditation

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) established an accreditation requirement in federal regulations in 2001 to help opioid treatment programs (OTPs) improve the quality of patient care, treatment and services delivered in the OTP setting.

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

11/18/2016
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Facts about federal deemed status and state recognition

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In order for a health care organization to participate in and receive federal payment from Medicare or Medicaid programs, one of the requirements is that a health care organization meet the government requirements for program participation.

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11/18/2016
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2016 Survey Activity Guide

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Corrected - The August, 2016 release of the Survey Activity Guide for Health Care Organizations included contents regarding California hospital survey activities that were discontinued as of May 2016.

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11/14/2016
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