NAPHS is playing a leadership role in efforts now underway to collect and report data on core measures for inpatient psychiatric services.
The Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measure initiative is a major national leadership effort to improve quality, safety, and performance of hospital-based inpatient psychiatric services through the collaboration of hospitals, physicians, and consumers.
It is part of The Joint Commission accreditation process.
HBIPS has created standardization of measures, data specifications, and definitions to help hospitals compare their performance within hospital-based psychiatric services to that of their peers. Get details at www.jointcommission.org/hbips.
HBIPS is one of many quality initiatives in which NAPHS is involved.
NAPHS comment letter to CMS on proposed rule: "Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities PPS-Update for Fiscal Year Beginning October 1, 2015 (FY16)" (including IPFQR quality measures)
NAPHS comments on SAMHSA's National Behavioral Health Quality Framework
CMS proposed rule on quality reporting requirements for inpatient psychiatric facilities (for FY15 payment determination). See page 27734.
Joint Commission HBIPS core measures now required of psychiatric hospitals; available to psychiatric units to use
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Official Joint Commission Web site on HBIPS. Check back frequently for the latest updates.