compliance budget

Navigating Budgets and Compliance in 2024

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How to Plan Your Budget For Compliance If your behavioral healthcare organization is currently completing budgets for the upcoming year it’s a great time to include a robust compliance program, plan, and processes. Here are 3 reasons to budget…
group home compliance

Group Home Compliance

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If you are contemplating plans to open a small group home, there are important considerations to address. Each state has specific requirements for operating a group home within the developmental services system of care. During the planning…
patient suicide risks

Improving Joint Commission Standards Compliance Around Patient Suicide Risks

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As a behavioral health compliance business partner, Circa Behavioral Healthcare Solutions is dedicated to ensuring that our partners stay updated on all regulatory updates. The Joint Commission, as an accrediting body utilized by many licensed…
DHCS Licensing

Understanding the DHCS Licensing Process

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DHCS licensing is one of many forms of licensure required for behavioral health service providers in the state of California. Learn about the process for completing the DHCS licensing process. What is the DHCS? The DHCS is a California agency…
Joint Commission Audit

Behavioral Health Joint Commission Audit

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Gaining accreditation from the Joint Commission is a pivotal piece when opening a behavioral health center. The accreditation process can be arduous and complex, sometimes causing delays and other challenges when attempting to open your doors.…
hipaa compliance for behavioral health

HIPPA Compliance for Behavioral Health

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The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Privacy Rule are laws that protect patient privacy. Consumers of medical, dental, and mental health services are very familiar with the practice of signing HIPAA release…
who licenses mental health facilities in california

Who Licenses Mental Health Facilities in California?

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Before a mental health treatment center in California is cleared for patients, it must first receive the proper licensing. This is a required step that ensures that patients will be safe and receive proper treatment protocols while in treatment.…
benefits of accredidation in healthcare

Benefits of Accreditation in Healthcare

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What are the benefits of accreditation in healthcare? To understand this, it helps to think of accreditation as a stamp of approval. Not only approval from the agency that is doing the accrediting, but also from your patients and colleagues…
time management in rehab centers

Time Management Hacks to Improve Rehab Center

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Time Management in Rehab Centers If you operate a rehab center, you know firsthand how easily your plans for the day can be quickly sidelined. You may find yourself wondering how you can improve efficiency. If so, the following time management…
behavioral health branding

4 Steps for Behavioral Health Branding Success

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A behavioral health entity is a business, and like any business has its own brand identity. Learn about the steps you can take to ensure behavioral health brand success. When you begin the work of marketing your behavioral health program,…