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.

 

Barrins & Associates is pleased to welcome two new clients that are part of the Springstone system of behavioral hospitals. Carrollton Springs is a 45 bed behavioral hospital in Carrollton, Texas. The hospital provides a full continuum of inpatient psychiatric treatment, acute detox, addiction rehabilitation, partial day treatment and intensive outpatient services. Sycamore Springs is […]
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As reported in our October newsletter, there are revisions to the standards in the Behavioral Health Human Resources chapter (effective January 2015) that will make the process for “credentialing and privileging” of licensed independent practitioners simpler. As our clients have been reviewing these revisions, we’ve received some questions about both old and new requirements in […]
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In January 2014, TJC introduced the National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management (NPSG.06.01.01) for hospitals and critical access hospitals. Since psychiatric hospitals are surveyed under the Hospital standards, this National Patient Safety Goal is applicable in those settings. Thus, many psychiatric hospitals have been grappling with how best to comply with this new requirement. […]
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Congratulations to our client WestCoast Children’s Clinic in Oakland, California who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation! WestCoast Children’s Clinic provides clinic based, school based and home based therapy services to children and families. Congratulations to the WestCoast team on achieving the gold standard of Joint Commission accreditation!
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Westpark Springs is a newly constructed, state-of-the-art 72 bed behavioral hospital located near Houston in Richmond, Texas. The hospital opened in October 2014 and provides inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction treatment to adults and their families. Westpark Springs is part of Springstone Inc. with headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky. Westpark Springs is preparing for […]
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Elmhurst Professionals Program is located near Chicago in Elmhurst, Illinois and is a member of the Achieve Network. The program offers holistic recovery treatment with a specialty in treating professionals. Elmhurst Professionals Program is planning to pursue TJC accreditation and we are pleased to be working with the Elmhurst team to achieve that goal!
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Another highlight of the Annual Behavioral Health Care Conference in Chicago last week was the presentation on TJC’s new Behavioral Health Home Certification. Several BH organizations have achieved this exciting new certification option! So, here’s some information to help you decide if BHH Home Certification would be a good fit for you! What exactly is […]
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At the TJC Annual Behavioral Health Conference in Chicago last week, a key presentation focused on the revisions to the Human Resources chapter in the Behavioral Health Manual that go into effect on January 1, 2015. So, what are the changes and what do you need to do to ensure compliance with the revised standards? […]
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Congratulations to Haven Behavioral Hospital of Southern Colorado in Pueblo, Colorado who recently achieved Joint Commission accreditation and CMS deemed status! The hospital provides specialized inpatient psychiatric services to military personnel and veterans. Also included in their TJC accreditation for the first time was the Family Support Center of Colorado Springs. The Center operates a PHP and […]
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Barrins & Associates is pleased to welcome our new client Grafton Integrated Health Network with headquarters in Winchester, Virginia Grafton provides a broad continuum of services including residential treatment, education, clinical services, early intervention, day treatment, and specialized applied behavior analysis treatment. Grafton is preparing for initial Joint Commission accreditation and we are pleased to be […]
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