Psychiatric and general hospitals may collect and submit data for The Joint Commission's set of seven core performance measures for Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) in order to meet accreditation requirements. These measures include the following:

  • Admission screening for violence risk, substance use, psychological trauma history and patient strengths completed

  • Hours of physical restraint use

  • Hours of seclusion use

  • Patients discharged on multiple antipsychotic medications with appropriate justification


  • User-friendly data entry templates for discharge, event, and population data

  • Built-in validation of patient-level and aggregate data

    • Includes instructions on invalid cases/fields to fix

  • Calendar quarters separated into individual projects to maintain clean and consistent data

  • Batch data upload from EMR output available

    • Includes automatic validation

    • Allows for editing cases after upload

  • Live technical support M-F, 9-5 EST

The Joint Commission Transmission

McLean Hospital has been transmitting results to The Joint Commission as an ORYX® vendor in the field of mental health and psychiatry since the ORYX® program began in 1998. We are committed to this important program in psychiatric and behavioral health quality measurement and reporting. Hospitals interested in meeting The Joint Commission requirements can learn more about the HBIPS measure set at The Joint Commission website.

McLean eBASIS offers transmission services for the Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measure set. The quarterly reports McLean eBASIS produces includes detailed control and comparison tables and charts and reflect the high standards required of ORYX® vendors.

Call McLean eBASIS for more information about the ORYX® initiative and transmission of your organization's quality measurement results to The Joint Commission.

CMS Transmission

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires facilities reimbursed under the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System (IPF PPS) to report Hospital-Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS) core measures to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the purpose of public reporting, payment updates, and pilot pay-for-performance programs.

Hospitals beginning CMS should look into processes related to Admission Screening, Restraint/Seclusion Hours, Discharge on Multiple Antipsychotic Medications, and Continuity of Care Communication. This is particularly important since changes to how information is organized in the medical record are often needed to aid in data abstraction for HBIPS. If you have any questions about HBIPS or CMS or would like to attend an eBASIS web-based introductory session, contact Jason at 617-855-3797.


Data processed by eBASIS using TJC-approved custom program

  • Summary report provided to sites on a quarterly basis

  • XML files produced and transmitted to TJC on quarterly basis

  • TJC provides Target Report to sites directly

  • CMS data preparation/transmission also available 

Contact eBASIS  for more information on reporting the HBIPS measures and pricing.