TJC and CMS News for Behavioral Healthcare
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In a recent email, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) released an important memo that outlines updates and guidelines for all Accrediting Organizations (AO). The memo, effective from July 14, 2023, includes several important points that will impact TJC’s…
For licensing purposes, health care facilities are required to have pre-construction risk assessment (PCRA) and infection control risk assessment (ICRA) processes established. But anyone who has tackled a construction project knows that identifying potential…
Barrins & Associates was founded by Anne Barrins, a Joint Commission surveyor for 13 years and is succeeded by Julia Finken with a 17 year tenure from The Joint Commission as a surveyor, the Associate Director of Business Development for the Home Care Program, and Executive Director of Business Development for the Behavioral Health Care and Psychiatric Hospital Programs.
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Healthcare Equity Certification Resource Center:
The July Perspectives describes new website content on the TJC site for resources regarding healthcare equity. While this relates to a new optional certification program TJC has developed there are many useful resources on this site that may be helpful in implementing the healthcare equity national patient safety goal, formerly the healthcare equity standards in the leadership chapter. We encourage readers to share this resource with their organization’s identified health equity leader. There is material and ideas on the website that may help get your program moving forward.
Why Choose Barrins & Associates
“Montefiore Health System has used Barrins & Associates as Joint Commission consultants for our Behavioral Health Services since 2004. Their in-depth knowledge of TJC standards and survey process has been instrumental in our survey success over the years. Whether working with our inpatient, outpatient, or opioid treatment programs, their ability to operationalize the standards in a way that supports best practices has been invaluable to us. They’ve truly become part of our team!”
Director of Regulatory Affairs, Montefiore Medical Center