Discussion Post: Behavioral Health Accreditation Standards
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, review the 2007 Guide to Joint Commission Behavioral Health Care Accreditation. You will see that there are categories of areas that the organization looks at that are listed in this document. For example, in previous years, these categories have been: Quality Management and Improvement (QI), Coordination of Care (CC), Utilization Management (UM), Credentialing and Recredentialing (CR), and Members' Rights and Responsibilities (RR). For your discussion, please pick one item from each of the updated standards listed in the linked document that you think is the most important item in that category, and briefly explain why you feel that it is so important. As you do this, consider what a consumer of your services might think about accreditation -- does it make a difference to your consumers?
When you discuss the outcomes, refer to any specific standards that you may be currently using or considering. Feel free to add relevant examples, share relevant resources you have found (articles, videos, podcasts, infographics, quotes), share your relevant personal observations or experiences, and/or offer a short scenario as a realistic application of the concept.
When responding to your peers' original postings, review the outcomes they selected and elaborate upon them by commenting on how their approach is similar/dissimilar from yours.
The response should include a reference list. One-inch margins, Using Times New Roman 12 pnt font, double-space and APA style of writing and citations.