The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has issued a proposed rule that would establish conditions of participation for Community Mental Health Centers (CMHCs) for the first time, according to a press release.
- Convening of a treatment team, developing an active treatment plan, and coordinating services.
- Creating a Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) program.
- Setting organization, governance, administration of services, and partial hospitalization services requirements.
- CMHCs would be required to notify clients of their rights.
The agency will accept comments on the proposed rule through Aug. 16.