The Joint Commission Updates

TJC Behavioral Healthcare Updates

TJC, the not-for-profit organization which accredits and certifies nearly 21,000 health care organizations and programs in the U.S., has announced a change in their standards regarding Behavioral Health outcome measures. Beginning 1/1/18 Care, Treatment, and Services (CTS) Standard CTS 03.01.09 for accredited behavioral health care organizations requires the assessment of outcomes by using a standardized tool or instrument. The standard currently requires organizations to simply “assess” outcomes of CTS. Read more about the upcoming change here:

TJC has also announced Phase 1 of 2 of their regular review project. The updates of their Behavioral Health standards, effective 7/1/17, are expanded on here:

TJC’s mission is, “to continuously improve health care for the public, in collaboration with other stakeholders, by evaluating healthcare organizations and inspiring them to excel in providing safe and effective care of the highest quality and value”.

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-Megan Phillips, M.A.


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