We hope you find the following resources helpful for your ongoing compliance with TJC and CMS requirements. We have included articles from the current issue of our newsletter as well as access to our newsletter archives and useful Industry Links for Behavioral Healthcare.

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During some recent consultations, we’ve noticed that some organizations haven’t updated their sentinel event policy to include all the current TJC requirements. So, the following is a recap of TJC requirements related to sentinel events.
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Barrins & Associates is very pleased to welcome Dr. Kevin Huckshorn as a new member of our consulting team! Dr. Huckshorn's experience includes her six-year tenure as Director of the Division of Substance Abuse and Mental Health for the state of Delaware. She is recognized as an international expert on restraint/seclusion reduction and trauma informed care. She is a licensed mental health nurse and internationally certified substance abuse clinician with 35 years' clinical experience as well as extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient program development.
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Clearview Treatment Programs in Venice, California, offers residential and day treatment as well as outpatient services for a variety of addiction and mental health disorders.
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El Paso Behavioral Health System in El Paso, Texas, offers a full continuum of inpatient and outpatient psychiatric and substance abuse treatment as well as ECT services.
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Bancroft Rehabilitation Services in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, offers a residential behavioral stabilization program and a pediatric transitional program for children with developmental disabilities.
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If you are a psychiatric hospital that uses TJC accreditation for deemed status, you probably received an email communication recently from TJC entitled “Important Update on The Joint Commission Accreditation Process for Psychiatric Hospitals.” This notification discusses some significant changes to survey reports, scoring, and the post-survey process for psychiatric hospitals. These changes were discussed at the Consultants Forum we recently attended at TJC and are now being communicated officially to the field. The following is a summary of the key changes that go into effect June 6, 2016 (only for psychiatric hospitals that use TJC accreditation for deemed status.)
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The scheduling of surveys and composition of survey teams are always topics of interest to our clients, so here are some updates in those areas. Also, be aware of the new Sentinel Event Alert on suicide risk assessment and treatment.
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Congratulations to our client Positive Sobriety Institute in Chicago, Illinois, who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation! Positive Sobriety Institute, a program of RiverMend Health, provides addition assessment, rehabilitation, and recovery services to healthcare and other professionals dealing with substance abuse disorders.
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Congratulations to our client Bluff Plantation in Augusta, Georgia, who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation! Bluff Plantation, a program of RiverMend Health, is a comprehensive residential addiction recovery program.
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Congratulations to our client Akua Mind and Body in Orange County, California who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation! Akua Mind & Body provides comprehensive, holistic addiction treatment including detox, day treatment, IOP, and sober living programs.
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