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.

 

Congratulations to our client Dublin Springs Hospital in Dublin, Ohio who recently received Joint Commission accreditation for their Partial Hospital and Intensive Outpatient Service! Dublin Springs is a TJC accredited 72 bed behavioral hospital which opened in 2012. It is part of Springstone Inc. headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky. Congratulations to the Dublin Springs team on achieving […]
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Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care is a behavioral health system that offers a wide range of behavioral health services throughout New Jersey. Rutgers UBHC is part of the Rutgers University Medical School. Rutgers UBHC offers acute psychiatric services as well as a full continuum of community based services for children, adolescents, and adults. The organization is […]
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We attended the annual TJC Hospital Executives Briefings and CMS Update in New York City earlier this month. It was chock full of information on the latest TJC and CMS compliance issues. It was also a glimpse into what some of the key TJC focus areas will be in 2015. The following are highlights from […]
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Congratulations to our client Black Bear Lodge who also recently received initial Joint Commission accreditation! Black Bear Lodge is located in the foothills of northern Georgia and offers a holistic model of integrated substance abuse and mental health treatment. The program is part of Foundations Recovery Network  with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee.  Congratulations to the Black Bear team on […]
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The Village for Families and Children is located in Hartford, Connecticut and has been serving children and families since 1809. The Village offers a wide range of services including prevention/early intervention, outpatient behavioral health, residential treatment as well as foster care and adoption services. The Village for Families and Children is seeking initial Joint Commission accreditation […]
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Congratulations to our client Oceanview Psychiatric Health Facility in Long Beach, California who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation and deemed status for their freestanding psychiatric hospital! OPF is part of Collaborative Neuroscience Network (CNS) which is a leading clinical research center in Southern California. CNS specializes in the testing of new medications for a […]
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Osage Beach Center for Cognitive Disorders is a new twelve bed psychiatric hospital located in Osage Beach, Missouri. The hospital specializes in the treatment of conditions often associated with aging and/or that impact the cognitive abilities or functioning of individuals. OBCCD is located on the campus of Osage Beach Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and is […]
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As we all know, issues with treatment plans are one of the most frequently cited areas of non-compliance on TJC surveys. This is true for both psychiatric hospitals and behavioral health organizations. Recently, however, a new issue has been identified.
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Organizations surveyed after July 1, 2014 will see a change in how their findings are written up in their TJC survey reports. There will now be an Opportunities for Improvement section included in the survey report. Included in this OFI section will be single observations of non-compliance with Category C elements of performance (EPs.) A […]
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Congratulations to our client Rock Springs located in Georgetown, Texas, who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation and CMS deemed status! Rock Springs is a 72-bed behavioral hospital which opened in February 2014.
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