Industry standards and certifications exist for a reason. These standardized measures can further ensure that a behavioral healthcare entity is aligning its practices and clinical settings with industry acknowledged best practices for the health and safety of patients. By adhering to compliance standards and regulations, the overall health of the organization, its employees, and its clinical outcomes will all benefit.
The daily activities of operating a behavioral health organization can often distract management from the evolving set of practice standards set by review boards and licensing agencies. Behavioral health professionals face increasingly burdensome compliance demands in response to ever-changing documentation, coding and billing, determining medical necessity, and treatment planning standards.
Wayt Consulting Group can relieve the burden of constantly staying on top of new required standards and practices, or to assist the behavioral health provider complete licensing procedures that may have been inadvertently missed. Because governing bodies require that behavioral healthcare facilities demonstrate compliance, taking steps to identify gaps, evaluate status, and complete updates is essential.