New Mental Health Assessment in 2017

"Starting in 2017, the Joint Commission will require the 2300 behavioral healthcare organizations it accredits to initiate standardized measurement of interventions designed to improve patients' mental health outcomes."

The reason appears to be a lack of consistency in treatment caused by insurers skirting the mental health parity law. The project is sponsored by the Kennedy Forum and the Satcher Health Leadership Institute. The Satcher Health Leadership Institute is in Atlanta GA at Morehouse School of Medicine. I have met the Dr. Wrenn who is a major player and reviewed the working plan. It should be a very interesting project and I will keep you informed. To read more click here.