NABH is playing a leadership role in efforts now underway to collect and report data on core measures for inpatient psychiatric services.

The Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measure initiative is a major national leadership effort to improve quality, safety, and performance of hospital-based inpatient psychiatric services through the collaboration of hospitals, physicians, and consumers. It is part of The Joint Commission accreditation process.

HBIPS has created standardization of measures, data specifications, and definitions to help hospitals compare their performance within hospital-based psychiatric services to that of their peers. Get details at

  • About HBIPS
  • Ad as seen in The Washington Post (October 1, 2008)
  • Learn more about the public-private partnership that helped to launch HBIPS. NABH and its partners (including the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors, the NASMHPD Research Institute, Inc., in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Association and The Joint Commission) have played a leadership role in efforts to identify core measures for inpatient psychiatric services.

HBIPS is one of many quality initiatives in which NABH is involved.

Commentary by NABH President/CEO Mark Covall in Modern Healthcare (“Parity on quality, too: Behavioral providres to be held to quality standards like general hospitals” — reprinted with permission of Modern Healthcare.)

Two NABH trainings:

  • INTRODUCTION TO INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC CORE MEASURES: Preparing Your Organization for New Joint Commission Reporting Requirements
  • USING INPATIENT PSYCHIATRIC CORE MEASURES TO IMPROVE PATIENT CARE: Maximizing Your Use of New Joint Commission Reporting Requirements (advanced)