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Accreditation
Background
News

Accreditation for behavioral healthcare organizations (including hospitals, residential treatment centers, and other organizational settings) is provided by several organizations, including:

8/1/2016

Joint Commission releases updated Sentinel Event data through Q2 2016, including 1) a Sentinel Event Data Summary—As of July 5, 2016; 2) Sentinel Event Data—Event Type by Year (from 1995 to Q2 in 2016); and 3)  Sentinel Event Statistics Data - General Information (1995-Q2 2016).

6/8/2016

Joint Commission announces it will begin surveying to the 2012 version of the National Fire Protection Association’s 101 Life Safety (LS) Code as of 7/5/16. Also see 5.4.16 CMS final rule.

5/4/2016

CMS final rule: "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Fire Safety Requirements for Certain Health Care Facilities." Also see 6.30.16 correction.

2/25/2016

Joint Commission Sentinel Event Alert (#56): "Detecting and treating suicide ideation in all settings"

1/26/2016

The Joint Commission:  Prepublication Standards – Standards Revisions Related to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Guidelines for the Accreditation of Opioid Treatment Programs

11/18/2015

Joint Commission:  America's Hospitals: Improving Quality and Safety -- The Joint Commission's Annual Report 2015.  See pages 17-19 for HBIPS measures. Also includes Top Performer hospitals.  See a news release for details.

5/22/2015

CMS final rule: "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Revisions to Deeming Authority Survey, Certification,and Enforcement Procedures"

2/23/2015

CMS final notice: "Medicare and Medicaid Program;Continued Approval of the Joint Commission’s Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation Program" (to 2.25.19)

10/23/2014

NAPHS comment letter to CMS in support of Joint Commission application for continued approval of the Psychiatric Hospital Accreditation Program

6/27/2014

CMS final notice: "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Continued Approval of The Joint Commission’s (TJC’s) Hospital Accreditation Program" (through 7/15/20)

9/23/2013

Joint Commission releases updated Sentinel Event data updated to June 2013. Link to the full report or view specific sections including 1) a Sentinel Event Data Summary—As of August 1, 2013; 2) Sentinel Event Data—Event Type by Year; and 3) Sentinel Event Data—Root Cause by Event Type.

7/3/2013

NAPHS comment letter on proposed rule on "Medicare/Medicaid Programs: Survey, Certification and Enforcement Procedures”

4/5/2013

HRSA final rule: National Practitioner Data Bank. Also see 8.5.13 corrections.

2/25/2011

Final notice: "Medicare and Medicaid: Approval of the Joint Commission for Deeming Authority for Psychiatric Hospitals" [View]

8/16/2010

Federal Register: Medicare program final rule, including...."Medicaid Program: Accreditation for Providers of Inpatient Psychiatric Services" (large file--please allow time for file to open) [View]

6/15/2010

NAPHS comment letter: Accreditation Requirements for Providers of Inpatient Psychiatric Services for Individuals Under Age 21 [View]

1/1/1990

NAPHS Representation on Joint Commission PTACs [View]

1/1/1990

A Customer's Guide to a Successful Joint Commission Survey

1/1/1990

Links to accreditation agencies [View]

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