The Joint Commission is reviewing its Behavioral Health Care (BHC) accreditation manual as part of a two-phase project. The process will identify any standards that need maintenance, as well as clarify existing language, establish new elements of performance, as needed, or revise notes.
Revisions that are effective Jan. 1, 2018, have been published for Behavioral Health Care Outcome Measures standard CTS.03.01.09 in the Care, Treatment, and Services chapter.
Scott Williams, PsyD, director of health services research at The Joint Commission, recently spoke with BHC News about some suggested approaches to selecting instruments to meet the intent of the revised Behavioral Health Care (BHC) Outcome Measures standard.
Julia S. Finken, BSN, MBA, CPHQ, CSSBB, is the new executive director of The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. Finken succeeds Tracy Griffin Collander.
More than 27 million people across the country recently reported using illicit drugs or misusing prescription drugs, while more than 66 million people reported incidents of binge drinking in the past month.
Coming up, a webinar will be held featuring Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation staff.