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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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Webinar replay and Slides for Sep 12 webinar: Medication-Assisted Treatment in Substance Use Disorders

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Medication-assisted treatment for addictions is on the rise. In this one hour webinar, we discuss how it fits with Joint Commission standards and hear from Dr. Melinda Campopiano of SAMHSA and an accredited treatment program with recommendations and tips for use and reimbursement.

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09/15/2017
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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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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

07/19/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides for June 13 - Strategies for a Successful Survey

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Learn more about the accreditation survey and post-survey process for behavioral health care organizations in this one hour webinar. Led by Peter Vance, Field Director for the Joint Commission behavioral health surveyor team, you'll hear about what happens during an accreditation survey, the types o

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

06/16/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: May 30 - Why Choose Joint Commission for Behavioral Health Accreditation

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This one hour webinar is sponsored by Billing Solutions for Behavioral Health and presented by Joint Commission staff.

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

05/31/2017
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Lean Methodology Improves Throughput and Safety in Behavioral Health Care

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A new study from the June 2017 issue of The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety describes how Lean principles were applied to improve clinical operations at the Crisis Response Center, a behavioral health facility specializing in emergency psychiatric care, in Tucson, Arizona.

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05/18/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: May 9 - Orientation to Behavioral Health Accreditation Requirements

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This one hour webinar provides an orientation to the Joint Commission behavioral health accreditation requirements including where to find them, how to read them, and resources for assistance with them.

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

05/11/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: April 11 - Measurement-Based Care in Behavioral Health

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This one hour webinar provides a deeper understanding about the new outcomes requirement for organizations accredited under the Behavioral Health manual, which takes effect 1/1/2018.

Related Items: Behavioral Health Care , Previous Webinar , Mental Health , BHC Outcomes Measures

04/14/2017
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Facts about Behavioral Health Home Certification

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Behavioral Health Home Certification is an optional certification available to organizations accredited under The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. The certification recognizes organizations and agencies that act as a health home for the individuals they serve.

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

03/31/2017
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Webinar Replay and Slides: Mar 14 - Roadmap to Behavioral Health Accreditation

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Learn more about how to plan for your behavioral health accreditation

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

03/17/2017
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