New edition of BHC Documentation of Care, Treatment, or Services book now available
A new edition of Documentation of Care, Treatment, or Services in Behavioral Health Care and Human Services, Second Edition is now available from Joint Commission Resources (JCR).
This book has been updated to reflect revisions to The Joint Commission’s Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (BHC) Accreditation Program, new standards, and more inclusive language. It provides practical guidance on how to effectively document screening and assessment processes, as well as the planning, delivery, and continuity of care, treatment, or services to individuals served.
The book also addresses the following concepts, among others:
- The integration of physical health care and behavioral health care in documentation.
- The importance of documenting the participation of the individual served in the care or treatment plan.
- Documentation of outcomes-based measurement.
- Identification and documentation of an individual’s strengths, needs, preferences, and goals.
The Joint Commission’s requirements related to care, treatment, or services documentation constitute the backbone of each chapter. Numerous infographics clarify complex concepts and downloadable, customizable tools include filled-out examples to round out the book’s content.