On page 61 of the Nguyen article there is a list of quality/performance improvement activities that are present in many compliance programs. Pretend that you are the president and CEO of a behavioral health organization. Pick at least two of these activities, discuss why you feel they are important, and briefly explain how you would implement those procedures.

Week 3 – Discussion

 

Regulatory Compliance

On page 61 of the Nguyen article there is a list of quality/performance improvement activities that are present in many compliance programs. Pretend that you are the president and CEO of a behavioral health organization. Pick at least two of these activities, discuss why you feel they are important, and briefly explain how you would implement those procedures.

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.

Please provide an initial substantive answer between 300-400 words in length.

 

Resources

Required References

American Psychological Association Practice Organization. (2013). HIPAA privacy rule: A primer for psychologists. Retrieved from  https://www.apaservices.org/practice/business/hipaa/hippa-privacy-primer.pdf (Links to an external site.)

Brown, R. L., & Smith, M. A. (2016). Population-level quality measures for behavioral screening and intervention. American Journal of Medical Quality, 31(4), 323-330.

Nguyen, D. (2010). The health care reform bill: Compliance implications for behavioral and mental health services. Journal of Health Care Compliance, 12(4), 11-14, 61.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.) HIPAA for professionals. Retrieved from  https://www.hhs.gov/hipaa/for-professionals/index.html (Links to an external site.)

Recommended References

Hixson, R., & Hunt-Unruh, D. (2008). Demystifying HIPAA. Annals of the American Psychotherapy Association, 11(3), 10-14.

Knopf, A. (2015). New models influence accreditation: Embrace changes in accreditation and find value in continuous quality improvement. Behavioral Healthcare, 35(4), 34, 36, 38.

Winer, R. A., Bennett, E., Murillo, I., Schuetz-Mueller, J., & Katz, C. L. (2015). Monitoring compliance to promote quality assurance: Development of a mental health clinical chart audit tool in Belize, 2013. Psychiatric Quarterly, 86(3), 373-379. https;//doi.org/10.1007/s11126-014-9331-5

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