Four Reasons Psychiatric Care and Behavioral Health Hospitals are Vulnerable to Noncompliance with the CMS CoPs
What makes psychiatric care and behavioral health so vulnerable to noncompliance with the CoPs? We know that’s a complex question, but here are four possible answers
Each state has a designated agency, usually the state department of health, contracted with CMS for supervision and evaluation of all participating hospitals. Most hospitals encounter a state survey following a complaint, but CMS also requires that states conduct a validation (follow-up to accrediting agency survey to assure comprehensiveness) of 5% of accreditation surveys.