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Quality
Background
News

NAPHS and its members are committed to the delivery of responsive, accountable, and clinically effective prevention, treatment, and care for children, adolescents, adults, and older adults with mental and substance use disorders.


Kathleen McCann, R.N., Ph.D., is the association's Director of Quality and Regulatory Affairs, serving as the key contact for both members and policy leaders on a wide range of quality, clinical, accreditation, and regulatory issues.
 

Learn more about the following quality initiatives and resources:

  • Performance measurement:
  • Safety and the built environment for behavioral health facilities.
  • National Quality Forum participation.
    • NAPHS was approved in 2010 as a member of the National Quality Forum (NQF) and will serve on the Provider Council. NQF-endorsed standards are the primary standards used to measure and report on the quality and efficiency of health care in the U.S., and the organization is recognized as a major force driving continuous improvement of healthcare quality. NAPHS has worked with NQF through the approval process for the Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measures and will continue to work with NQF on future measure development. Membership allows NAPHS to have a more active role in identifying measurement priorities and representing the needs of behavioral healthcare organizations within the NQF process.
  • 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.
  • Smoking cessation and health. NAPHS is working with the National Mental Health Partnership for Wellness and Smoking Cessation to make health and wellness a priority for people with mental illnesses and for the providers who serve them. NAPHS is offering a training with faculty from the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center of the University of California San Francisco to help psychiatric facilities address clinical and policy issues related to smoking cessation.
  • Information technology. NAPHS has formed an Information Technology (IT) Committee to help the association develop public policy strategies on IT issues. NAPHS is also working as part of the Behavioral Health Information Technology Coalition to educate Congress about the need to extend health IT incentives to behavioral health.
  • Training for clinical and administrative staffs (on issues ranging from suicide prevention to safety standards)
  • Learning from Each Other: Success Stories and Ideas for Reducing Restraint/Seclusion in Behavioral Health

 

4/17/2014

CMS release: First public reporting of quality measures from inpatient psychiatric facilities launched on Hospital Compare

3/25/2014

NEWLY UPDATED! Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities: Edition 6.2 now available. Please allow time for the pdf to load.

2/6/2014

CMS/CDC/OCR final rule: "CLIA Program and HIPAA Privacy Rule; Patients’ Access to Test Reports"

12/2/2013

Order a recording of a special training call on "Reporting SUB-1 (Alcohol Use Screening) in the IPFQR." Also download materials (files are large; please allow time for each to open): 1) Joint Commission PowerPoint; 2) Michael Miller, M.D., PowerPoint; 3) Eric Goplerud PowerPoint; 4) SBIRT Mentor brochure. Also see 5) the Telligen IPFQR newsletterAfter the training, please complete 6) an online evaluation.

11/19/2013

CMS: Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Quarterly Newsletter (Vol.1.No.1)

10/29/2013

NAPHS comments to National Quality Forum on proposed behavioral heatlh measures

10/29/2013

CMS final rule: "Medicare Program: Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Community Mental Health Centers"

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.

9/20/2013

NAPHS comment letter responding to Senate Finance Committee open letter seeking input on how to improve the US mental health system

9/17/2013

NAPHS comments on SAMHSA's National Behavioral Health Quality Framework

8/22/2013

NAPHS Alert: "Paper forms available to assist those having difficulty with data submission for the IPF Quality Reporting program." See forms for 1) Notice of Participation; 2) IPF Data Collection paper form; and 3) IPF DACA paper form.

8/19/2013

CMS final rules: "Medicare Program; Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals...and FY2014 Rates; Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers; ....etc."  (See pages 50887-50901 for IPF quality reporting section.)

7/11/2013

Behavioral Briefing: IPFQR Structural/Web-Based Measures Application Now Available

6/24/2013

NAPHS comment letter to CMS: "Medicare: ....Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers (CMS-1599-P)"

5/13/2013

NAPHS releases first study to examine readmissions within the Medicare Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS). View news release and study.

5/10/2013

CMS proposed rule on quality reporting requirements for inpatient psychiatric facilities (for FY15 payment determination). See page 27734.

3/12/2013

Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Healthcare Facilities authors receive NAPHS Quality Award on 10th anniversary of the publication

1/25/2013

HHS final rule: "Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules"

11/28/2012

NEWLY UPDATED! Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities: Edition 5.2 now available.  Please allow time for the pdf to load.

8/31/2012

CMS final rule on quality reporting requirements for inpatient psychiatric facilities (see pages 53644-53680). [View]

5/3/2012

NAPHS comments to Office of Surgeon General on prescription medication adherence (in response to 4/5/12 request for information)

1/4/2012

HHS final notice: "Medicaid Program: Initial Core Set of Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid Eligible Adults" [View]

12/7/2011

CMS final rule: "Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare data for performance measurement" [View]

8/25/2011

NAPHS comments on CMS proposed inpatient psychiatric facilities performance measures required by the Affordable Care Act [View]

7/5/2011

NAPHS comment letter to CMS on proposed rule: "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Influenza Vaccination Standard for Certain Participating Providers and Suppliers" [View]

3/1/2011

NAPHS comment letter to AHRQ on "Medicaid Program: Initial Core Set of Health Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults" [View]

1/1/2011

Joint Commission HBIPS core measures now required of psychiatric hospitals; available to psychiatric units to use

12/30/2010

Federal Register notice with comment period: "Medicaid Program: Initial Core Set of Health Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults" [View]

11/19/2010

Federal Register: Final rule: "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Changes to the Hospital and Critical Access Hospital Conditions of Participation to Ensure Visitation Rights for All Patients" [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]

12/8/2006

CMS final rule on "Medicare and Medicaid: Hospital participation conditions; patients' rights" [CMS-3018-F] published in the Federal Register. Includes revised regulatory language on the "one-hour rule."

11/27/2006

"Hospital Conditions of Participation: Requirements for History and Physical Examinations; Authentication of Verbal Orders; Securing Medications; and Postanesthesia Evalutions (CMS-3122-F)."

10/16/2002

About the NAPHS / NASMHPD / NRI Collaboration (.pdf) [View]

10/16/2002

News release on the 10/16/02 teaming agreement [View]

1/1/1990

RECURRING: PEPPER Training and Resources

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