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Achieving Quality Through CARF Accreditation Michael W. Johnson, M.A., C.A.P. Managing Director of Behavioral Health. INTRODUCTIONS. Agenda. CARF Overview The Value of Accreditation The Value of CARF The Survey Process Preparation The Standards. Overview. OUR NAME.
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Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
To promote the quality, value and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process and continuous improvement services that center on enhancing the lives of the persons served.
North America South America
Asia /Southeast Asia
(Adult Day Services/Assisted Living)
Starting in 2014, all health plans that want to participate in health insurance Exchanges or marketplaces must be accredited; if they offer behavioral healthcare services through an MBHO, contracting with accredited organizations will help them in the accreditation process.
Accredited organizations enjoy:
CARF Standards provides organizations with:
the standards. Demonstrated improvement from
previous periods of CARF accreditation.
evidence of capability and commitment
once, after one year accreditation.
deficiencies in many areas. Serious questions about
program benefits, health welfare or safety. (Inability to
achieve a Three Year Accreditation following a Provisional
There may be barriers identified that the organization does not have the authority or resources to remove: effective accommodations may be the appropriate action to be taken in those circumstances.
Written documentation of potential barriers to services exists. When identifying potential barriers to services, the org. considers various barriers which may include attitudes of staff members toward persons with disabilities and how this will impact initial and ongoing access to services.
1.I.2. The organization implements an accessibility plan that includes, for all identified barriers:
a. Actions to be taken.
b. Time Lines.
Check the Glossary
Policy:Written course of action; guidelines adopted by the leadership
Procedure:A “how to” description of actions-to-be-taken. Not written unless specified
Written procedure:Requirement that the procedure is described in writing
Plan:Written future direction that is action oriented and related to a specific project or defined goal.
ASSESS THE ENVIRONMENT
PERSONS SERVED & OTHER STAKEHOLDERS – OBTAIN INPUT
IMPLEMENT THE PLAN
3. Core Program Standards
4. Specific Population Designation Standards
5. Community & Employment Services