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.

 

Copper Springs is a 72-bed behavioral hospital located in the Phoenix, Arizona area. The hospital, operated by Springstone, opened in May 2016 and offers inpatient and outpatient mental health and addiction treatment to adults and seniors.
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The Joint Commission recently announced that it is increasing scrutiny during surveys on ligature, suicide and self-harm risks in psychiatric hospitals and inpatient psychiatric units of med/surg hospitals. Specifically, TJC surveyors will document in their report all observations of ligature or self-harm risks that they identify in the hospital’s environment.
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News and updates to keep you informed on what’s going on in the BHC Accreditation Program, including new executive director of Behavioral Health Care and Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation for TJC, information on new Outcomes Measurement Requirement, survey timelines and Phase I revisions to Behavioral Health Care Standards.
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Congratulations to our client, GenPsych, who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation. GenPsych offers mental health and substance abuse services including Partial Care, IOP, and outpatient services at four locations throughout New Jersey.
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Stuyvesant Square Chemical Dependency Service at Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City provides inpatient detox and rehabilitation services as well as ambulatory detox and day treatment services.
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Laurel Heights Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, is a child/adolescent behavioral health facility offering residential treatment, inpatient acute services, and therapeutic foster care.
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The Kiloby Center for Recovery in Rancho Mirage, California, provides detox, day treatment, and intensive outpatient services.
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The Sanctuary at the Woodlands in Cullman, Alabama, is a freestanding psychiatric hospital providing inpatient treatment for adults and geriatrics.
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Be aware that there are some revisions coming to the Care, Treatment, and Services chapter of the Behavioral Health Care Manual effective July 1, 2017. One is a fairly substantive addition to treatment planning requirements and the other is a wording clarification regarding health screenings.
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From time to time, we update our readers on standards compliance requirements related to commonly challenging issues we see coming up on surveys. So, take a look at the following updates related to vaccines, CLIA certificates, fire drills, continuing medical education and texting of orders, and make sure these don’t become survey pitfalls for you.
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