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

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Webinar Replay and Slides: Feb 13 - Roadmap to Behavioral Health Accreditation

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This one hour webinar will provide information to help you plan your behavioral health accreditation, including the steps in the process, where and how to access the accreditation requirements, an overview of what happens during the accreditation survey, and more.

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

02/26/2018
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Jan 16 - Accreditation Basics for Behavioral Health Providers

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Considering accreditation or have just started the process? This webinar will provide a brief overview of everything you need to know to make an informed decision about behavioral health accreditation, including how it can benefit your organization, what it costs, and what the process entails.

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

02/26/2018
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Sentinel Event Data Summary

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Summary Data of Sentinel Events reviewed by The Joint Commission (as of 1/13//2017)

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

02/23/2018
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The Joint Commission Releases R3 Report on Revised Outcome Measures Standard for Behavioral Health Care

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For nearly 20 years, behavioral health care research has demonstrated the value of measurement-based care as a tool for improving outcomes of care, treatment or services. A new R3 Report from The Joint Commission provides in-depth rationale and evidence for a revised behavioral health care standard that became effective on January 1. The standard requires The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care accredited organizations to use a standardized tool or instrument to assess outcomes of care, tr

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02/06/2018
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R3 Report Issue: 13 Revised outcome measures standard for behavioral health care

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Effective Jan. 1, 2018, new requirements related to standard CTS.03.01.09 will be applicable to all Joint Commission-accredited behavioral health care organizations.

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

02/06/2018
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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

12/28/2017
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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

12/08/2017
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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

12/08/2017
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Prepublication Standards – Revisions for Life Safety Standards LS.04.01.20 through LS.04.02.50

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The Joint Commission has revised additional standards (LS.04.01.20 – LS.04.02.50) of the Life Safety (LS) chapter applicable to residential behavioral health care facilities as part of the Behavioral Health Care accreditation program.

Related Items: Prepublication Standards , Behavioral Health Care , Life Safety Code

11/28/2017
11/15/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides for Nov 7 webinar: Resources for Readiness

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This webinar covers some of the many resources provided by The Joint Commission to help organizations obtain and maintain their accreditation.

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

11/12/2017
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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.

Related Items: Fact Sheets , Ambulatory Health Care , Behavioral Health Care , CMS , Critical Access Hospital , Deemed Status , Home Care , Hospital , Laboratory Accreditation Program

10/18/2017
10/09/2017
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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

09/11/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Jul 11 - Conquering Challenging Behavioral Health Standards

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This one-hour webinar presented by Merlin Wessels, Associate Director and Surveyor for The Joint Commission’s Standards Interpretation Group, will discuss the top accreditation standards that most frequently resulted in findings for behavioral health organizations in the last year, and provide some

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

07/07/2017
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