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.

 

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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Congratulations to our client A Mission for Michael in San Clemente, California, who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation. AMFM is a dual diagnosis substance abuse treatment center providing a continuum of addiction treatment services for men.
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First Steps Recovery in Clovis, California, offers drug/alcohol detox and residential services through its Wilderness Treatment Services.
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TaraVista Behavioral Health Center in Devens, Massachusetts, is a freestanding psychiatric hospital providing inpatient treatment for adults.
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TJC has approved revisions to the standard in the Behavioral Health manual related to outcomes measurement. The revisions require BH organizations to assess outcomes of care, treatment, or services by using a standardized tool and go into effect January 1, 2018.
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In our October 2016 newsletter, we covered the new TJC requirements on antimicrobial stewardship. Now, it’s clear that TJC is incorporating a significant emphasis on this topic into the 2017 survey process for hospitals. The recently released 2017 Survey Activity Guide provides information on how surveyors will weave the topic of antimicrobial stewardship into the different sessions.
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Congratulations to our client ASAP Rehab in Pasadena, California, who recently achieved initial Joint Commission accreditation! ASAP Rehab provides detox and residential alcohol and substance abuse treatment services.
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Shoreline Treatment in San Clemente, California, offers residential detox services.
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Beach City Treatment in Huntington Beach, California, offers residential detox services.
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