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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Congratulations to our client La Luna Center in Boulder, Colorado who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation. La Luna is a specialized eating disorder treatment center and provides IOP and outpatient services.
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Congratulations to our client Enterhealth Ranch Addiction Treatment in Dallas, Texas who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation. Enterhealth provides science-based addiction treatment in its residential and outpatient programs.
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Congratulations to our client Clearview Treatment Programs in Venice, California who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation. Clearview offers residential and day treatment as well as outpatient services for a variety of addiction and mental health disorders.
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Ridgeview Institute in Smyrna, Georgia, provides a continuum of inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction services to adolescents, adults and senior adults.
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Fairmount Behavioral Health System in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, offers a range of inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency services as well as PHP services for children, adolescents, and adults.
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People Encouraging People (PEP) in Baltimore, Maryland, is a non-profit behavioral healthcare organization providing rehabilitation and support services to individuals who are disabled or disadvantaged.
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Fremont Hospital in Fremont, California, offers a continuum of inpatient, PHP, and IOP services for children, adolescents, and adults.
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Smokey Point Behavioral Hospital in Maryville, Washington, opened in June 2017 and provides behavioral health and addiction treatment services to children, adolescents, adults and senior adults.
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As we know, there is an intense focus now during TJC surveys on compliance with the CMS CoP for Special Medical Records Requirements for Psychiatric Hospitals, i.e. the B Tags. During surveys, there is a session devoted to the review of a sample of medical records for compliance with the specific requirements listed in B Tags 113 and 116. One area that is frequently found noncompliant these days is documentation of the mental status exam.
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The Behavioral Health Care Accreditation manual has undergone some revisions over the past several months as part of TJC’s Standards Review Project. The final round of changes is now complete and will be effective January 2018.
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