TJC and CMS News for Behavioral Healthcare
Greetings to our Colleagues in Behavioral Health!
April is a month of transition and renewal. It is a time to look forward with hope and optimism at all the possibilities that lie ahead in the months to come!
In the spirit of spring, The Joint Commission is continuing to develop new products and to simplify standards. To support those efforts, we’re covering two important topics this month.
Our first topic covers the launch of the new Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic standards under the Behavioral Health Care & Human Services manual.
Our second article is about the interim February release of the updated Joint Commission Hospital standards. You will be happy to learn that the Joint Commission has continued to delete “above-and-beyond” standards.
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Spring has arrived! Did you know the Joint Commission has published a February update to the 2023 standards? It is time to take note of these changes.
This interim release was effective February 19, 2023, or as stated in the What’s New document posted in the E-dition on your Joint Commission Connect site. Good news! Joint Commission has continued to delete “above-and-beyond” standards.
Take the following key standards and more off your watchlist……
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CMS announced that the Public Health Emergency ends May 11, 2023. The 1135 waivers expire May, 11th but the Vaccine CoP requirements and the Telehealth and Hospital at Home flexibility remain in place. CMS plans to resume the traditional validation survey process in October 2023.
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