CMS recognizes Joint Commission for psychiatric hospital accreditation

Accreditation Connection, March 4, 2011

CMS announced that is has granted deemed status to The Joint Commission for the accreditation of psychiatric hospitals.

The announcement, appearing in the February 25, 2011 Federal Register, states that The Joint Commission meets or exceeds CMS requirements to accredit psychiatric hospitals. Deemed status for psychiatric hospital accreditation is a four-year designation.

“The Joint Commission is pleased to receive this recognition for its accreditation of psychiatric hospitals,” Mark R. Chassin, M.D., FACP, M.P.P., M.P.H., president, The Joint Commission, said in an official announcement via Joint Commission Online. “This public-private collaboration between CMS and The Joint Commission creates a quality oversight framework for psychiatric hospitals, which provide vital services for Americans who require mental health treatment.”

To read more about this announcement, click here.

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