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.

To read articles written prior to January 2015, please view our Newsletter Archive.

 

Arbour Health System in Massachusetts offers a full continuum of psychiatric services and all AHS hospitals are TJC accredited and CMS certified.
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Sober College in Woodland Hills Los Angeles, California, provides drug and alcohol treatment services for young adults and offers detox, residential, outpatient, and sober living services.
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Fairfax Hospital in Kirkland, Washington, offers a full continuum of inpatient and PHP services for adolescents and adults.
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Psychiatric hospitals that use TJC accreditation for deemed status and have been surveyed in the last few months have experienced a shift in focus. Many report that their recent TJC survey felt more like a CMS survey. So, as surveyors conduct tracers on the inpatient units, they are observing the milieu and the implementation of the program schedule to determine if active treatment is being delivered. In light of this, we encourage you to conduct your own tracers and take a look at the programming being delivered on your inpatient units.
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As we track survey results for our clients, we see that some behavioral health organizations continue to be challenged by the TJC requirements for trauma assessment. There have been several survey findings on this topic in 2015 and 2016. So, let’s recap the requirements and take a look at some resources.
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Congratulations to our client Halcyon Horizons who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation! Halcyon Horizons offers detox, bio-physical cleansing, as well as therapy and life skills training in its residential programs in Santa Cruz and South Lake Tahoe, California.
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Sunspire Health Astoria Pointe in Astoria, Oregon provides detox, residential, PHP, and IOP services for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health disorders.
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D’veal Family & Youth Services in Pasadena, California provides mental health services, family preservation services, and a specialized Fatherhood program.
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Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, Connecticut offers outpatient mental health services, school based clinics, and a specialized program for military families.
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Casa de Amparo in San Diego, California provides child abuse prevention services through its residential, counseling, family visitation, and other support services and programs.
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