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:
NEWLY UPDATED! Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Health Facilities: Edition 6.1 now available. Please allow time for the pdf to load. Also see news release.
CMS/CDC/OCR final rule: "CLIA Program and HIPAA Privacy Rule; Patients’ Access to Test Reports"
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 newsletter. After the training, please complete 6) an online evaluation.
CMS: Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Quality Reporting (IPFQR) Quarterly Newsletter (Vol.1.No.1)
NAPHS comments to National Quality Forum on proposed behavioral heatlh measures
CMS final rule: "Medicare Program: Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for Community Mental Health Centers"
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.
NAPHS comments on SAMHSA's National Behavioral Health Quality Framework
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.
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.)
Behavioral Briefing: IPFQR Structural/Web-Based Measures Application Now Available
NAPHS comment letter to CMS: "Medicare: ....Quality Reporting Requirements for Specific Providers (CMS-1599-P)"
CMS proposed rule on quality reporting requirements for inpatient psychiatric facilities (for FY15 payment determination). See page 27734.
Design Guide for the Built Environment of Behavioral Healthcare Facilities authors receive NAPHS Quality Award on 10th anniversary of the publication
HHS final rule: "Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules"
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.
CMS final rule on quality reporting requirements for inpatient psychiatric facilities (see pages 53644-53680). [View]
CMS notice (CMS-R-306): Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection: "Condition of Participation--Use of Restraint/Seclusion in Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities Providing Psychiat ric Services to Individuals Under Age 21 & Supporting Regulations at 42CFR 483.350-483.376" [View]
HHS final notice: "Medicaid Program: Initial Core Set of Health Care Quality Measures for Medicaid Eligible Adults" [View]
CMS final rule: "Medicare Program; Availability of Medicare data for performance measurement" [View]
NAPHS comments on CMS proposed inpatient psychiatric facilities performance measures required by the Affordable Care Act [View]
NAPHS comment letter to CMS on proposed rule: "Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Influenza Vaccination Standard for Certain Participating Providers and Suppliers" [View]
NAPHS comment letter to AHRQ on "Medicaid Program: Initial Core Set of Health Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults" [View]
Joint Commission HBIPS core measures now required of psychiatric hospitals; available to psychiatric units to use
Federal Register notice with comment period: "Medicaid Program: Initial Core Set of Health Quality Measures for Medicaid-Eligible Adults" [View]
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]
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]
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."
"Hospital Conditions of Participation: Requirements for History and Physical Examinations; Authentication of Verbal Orders; Securing Medications; and Postanesthesia Evalutions (CMS-3122-F)."
About the NAPHS / NASMHPD / NRI Collaboration (.pdf) [View]
News release on the 10/16/02 teaming agreement [View]
RECURRING: PEPPER Training and Resources