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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.

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 , Patient Safety Fact Sheets

12/12/2016
11/22/2016
11/22/2016
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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.

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

11/14/2016
10/26/2016
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R3 Report Issue 8 - New antimicrobial stewardship standard

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Effective January 1, 2017, a new Medication Management (MM) standard, MM.09.01.01, on antimicrobial stewardship will be applicable to accredited critical access hospitals, hospitals, and nursing care centers.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Eating Disorders , R3 Report (Newsletter)

10/18/2016
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Joint Commission Website E-Alerts

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E-alerts now available for Joint Commission Podcasts - update your subscription to sign up today!

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

09/26/2016
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Audio Visual files for September 13 webinar: Accreditation - Stepping Stone to CCBHCs

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Webinar replay: topics include the state of integrated care in behavioral health and the evolving role of health homes and Certified Community Behavioral Health Centers, as well as how accreditation can be a useful strategy for organizations looking to create new opportunities in these areas.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health , Behavioral Health Home , Integrated Care Certification

09/14/2016
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Project REFRESH and the Survey Analysis For Evaluating Risk (SAFER) Matrix

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This webinar replay's objective is to educate our customers about the new Survey Analysis for Evaluating Risk (SAFER) matrix, and upcoming improvements to the accreditation process.

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 , Palliative Care , Webinar , Integrated Care Certification , SAFER Matrix

09/12/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Home Certification - 2016

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2016 Pricing worksheet for determining the cost of behavioral health home certification.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Pricing Worksheet , Behavioral Health Home

09/07/2016
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Pricing Worksheet - Behavioral Health Care Accreditation - 2016

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2016 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

09/07/2016
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R3 Report Issue 7 - Eating disorders standards for Behavioral Health Care

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In January 2016, The Joint Commission released a set of new Behavioral Health Care (BHC) standards for residential and outpatient eating disorders programs. These standards are designed to improve the quality and safety of care, treatment, or services provided by eating disorders programs.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Eating Disorders , R3 Report (Newsletter)

08/15/2016
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Busting the Myths about Engaging Patients and Families in Patient Safety

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Open and candid communication with patients and their families is a key component of safe and effective health care. However, communication between caregivers and patients is sometimes hindered by longstanding myths and misconceptions about the sharing of information.

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 , Patient Rights , Patient-Provider Communication , Palliative Care , Papers , Patient-centered communications , Patient Engagement , Integrated Care Certification , Patient Blood Management Certification , Rights and Responsibilities

07/25/2016
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Leading Practice Library

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The Leading Practice Library is a complimentary tool available to organizations that are currently accredited or certified by The Joint Commission.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program , Nursing Care Center , Quality Improvement Tools

07/20/2016
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Evaluating and Responding to Suicide Risk - Tools and Practices for Consideration

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This webinar highlights recommendations for screening, risk assessment, safety, treatment, discharge, and follow up care for individuals at risk for suicide.

Related Items: Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , Critical Access Hospital , Health Care Staffing , Home Care , Hospital , Nursing Care Center , Suicide , Webinar

06/24/2016