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.

 

Simple Recovery is a specialized drug and alcohol addiction treatment center located in Huntington Beach, California. Their primary treatment programs are the Men’s Residential Program and the Co-ed Outpatient Program.
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The standards in the new Human Resources Management chapter in the 2015 Behavioral Health Care manual went into effect on January 1. Since then, many behavioral health organizations have been reviewing the new standards and their own HR processes to make sure they are compliant and also to see if they can simplify some of those processes. We’ve received some questions from readers and have provided some clarification to these issues.
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The standard is LD.03.01.01 Element requires leaders to “regularly evaluate the culture of safety and quality.” With this standard, TJC is emphasizing that the culture within an organization directly impacts the safety and quality of care provided.
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Remi Vista Youth and Family Services provides foster care, residential services, mental health services, wraparound programs, and crisis support services throughout northern California. Congratulations to the Remi Vista team on achieving the gold standard of Joint Commission accreditation!
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Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services is located in Cambridge, Md., and is the most comprehensive provider of behavioral health services in the National Capital area. They offer acute inpatient treatment, a partial hospitalization program, and a residential treatment center and serve children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
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Solid Landings Behavioral Health is a private, for-profit corporation located in Costa Mesa, Calif. It stands as the flagship brand and managing organization for its core and affiliate centers: Sure Haven Addiction Treatment and Rock Solid Recovery.
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We were pleased to attend the 2015 Consultants Forum sponsored by TJC last month at their headquarters in Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois. The meeting is an invitational event and there were 14 healthcare consultants in attendance. We were briefed on the latest TJC initiatives and TJC leadership
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Barrins & Associates is pleased to be a gold sponsor for the annual meeting of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems (NAPHS) to be held in Washington D.C. on March 16th to 18th. This year’s meeting promises to be an exciting one with presentations by key policy makers on issues that are impacting the behavioral healthcare industry.
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Findings in the Provision of Care chapter typically account for a significant number of Requirements for Improvement (RFIs) on surveys for both psychiatric hospitals and behavioral health organizations/programs. These findings relate primarily to assessment, treatment planning and clinical documentation. Some of the frequently cited topics have been around for awhile and make the Top Ten […]
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There is a new Patient Safety Systems Chapter in the 2015 Hospital Accreditation Manual. There are no new standards in this chapter. Rather, it describes how existing standards can be used to build an integrated patient safety system. While this new chapter exists only in the Hospital manual, its principles can be used by all […]
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