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The Joint Commission
Background
News

NAPHS Representation on Joint Commission PTACs.

 

NAPHS holds seats on two key Professional and Technical Advisory Committees (PTACs) within The Joint Commission: the Hospital PTAC and the Behavioral Health PTAC.

 

NAPHS also participates in The Joint Commission's Liaison Network. 
 

NAPHS Leadership Role in HBIPS

 

NAPHS has also been playing a leadership role in efforts that have led to The Joint Commission's core measures for inpatient psychiatric services. Learn more about the "Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services" (HBIPS) core measures and the role of NAPHS.

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”

5/21/2013

Joint Commission launches Speak Up™ campaign on adult depression developed in collaboration with NAPHS and others.

2/25/2011

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

1/1/1990

Official Joint Commission Web site on HBIPS.  Check back frequently for the latest updates. 

1/1/1990

A Customer's Guide to a Successful Joint Commission Survey

1/1/1990

About HBIPS

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