2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (CAMBHC Hard Copy)

ISBN# 9781635851793

Get the best-selling manual with everything your behavioral health care or human services organization needs for continuous compliance!

Release Date: December 15, 2020. Binder. 988 pages.

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Continuous compliance starts with staff who know what The Joint Commission requires. The newly renamed and refreshed 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (CAMBHC) provides all the key information your organization needs to power performance improvement and maintain continuous standards compliance. It features the official Joint Commission standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and other accreditation requirements, including standards and elements of performance for the optional Behavioral Health Home certification.

The CAMBHC is delivered in an updatable 3-ring binder and includes color-coded tabs that allow you to find exactly what you need for standards compliance or survey readiness when you need it. Get ready to power performance improvement and excellence in your organization!

Understanding Which Standards Apply. The Joint Commission surveys many types of organizations under the behavioral health care and human services standards, including mental health services, addiction treatment, eating disorders treatment, intellectual disability/developmental disability (ID/DD) services, and social service/human service agencies serving children and families. Accredited organizations may serve people throughout the life span or specialize in an age or disability group. (See the section on Settings below for a longer list of services and settings.) Eligibility requirements will differ based on the services provided and survey option you select; more information is available on the Joint Commission's website.

Standards for all these settings and services appear in the 2021 CAMBHC. The goal of this manual's "Standards Applicability Process" chapter is to help each organization determine which specific standards and EPs in the manual apply to its setting(s), service(s), and program(s), and specific population(s). These applicability grids allow you to quickly identify the services and settings, as you identified them in your E-App, and find related standards that apply to your organization. In contrast, the E-dition on an accredited organization's Joint Commission Connect® extranet site provides a customized manual based on the settings and services checked on your E-App. (That is, the E-dition only displays an organization-specific compliment of standards and EPs).

New name, and more great content! The 2021 edition has been renamed to better characterize the various agencies, programs, and organizations accredited under the standards in the manual, including those with a human services focus. In addition, The Joint Commission revised applicability classifications for existing and new standards to align with the human services focus. This is reflected in a totally redesigned "Standards Applicability Process" chapter. The 2021 manual also includes the nearly 90 new and revised requirements related to child welfare services and a new "Child Welfare" chapter, which renamed and expanded the previous "Foster Care" chapter.

Key Topics:

  • "Gold tab" accreditation requirements including the 2021 standards, National Patient Safety Goals, and Accreditation Participation Requirements for behavioral health care and human services
  • Standards and elements of performance for optional behavioral health home certification
  • "Blue tab" accreditation process information about Joint Commission policies and procedures and practical survey preparation information on the Early Survey Policy, sentinel events, safety systems for individuals served, documentation requirements, standards applicability, and more
  • New and revised content including new child welfare requirements, revised language in existing standards to be more inclusive and reflect a humanistic perspective, a new "Child Welfare" chapter, and a revamped "Standards Applicability Process" chapter

Key Features:

  • Icons to help navigate documentation requirements as well as risk areas
  • "What's New" summary of changes made since the last edition
  • Color-coded blue and gold tabs allow you to find exactly what you need when you need it
  • Easily updated with the CAMBHC Update Service

Standards: All behavioral health care and human services standards

Setting: Organizations accredited under the Behavioral Health Care and Human Services Accreditation Program, including those that that provide mental health services, substance use treatment services, foster care services, programs or services for children and youth, child welfare, services for individuals with eating disorders, services for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities of various ages and in various organized service or program settings, case management services, peer-based recovery services, prevention and wellness promotion services, corrections-based services, and opioid treatment programs

Key Audience: Staff responsible for accreditation, compliance, safety, or quality improvement

To keep your 2021 CAMBHC up to date, you need the 2021 CAMBHC Update Service.

If you’d prefer a leaner manual suitable for staff orientation or a handy resource for meetings, consider the 2021 Standards for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services.

If you’re looking for the readability of a hard copy manual and accessibility of digital access consider our 2021 Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Behavioral Health Care and Human Services (PDF Manual). Choose E-Book or Site License in the drop down menu at Book Format above.

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