As health care reform continues its sweeping changes in service delivery systems the strategic importance of organizations becoming accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has increased. CARF Accreditation has been developed to assure continuous quality improvement is one of the key components of healthcare systems. Over the years these standards have been refined and improved where they have significantly improved overall patient health.
Often organizations face many disruptive forces in realigning their facilities with complex and confusing accreditation standards. Understanding the full intent of the standards can be daunting. Maintaining state licensing while trying to implement the accreditation standards, can frequently cause organizations unnecessary delays. Entertaining the idea of CARF Accreditation for the first time can be exciting, stressful, and often both.
Very often there’s a measure of urgency for CARF Accreditation, including renewed demands of 3rd party payers, expectations of referral sources and increased governmental demands for quality improvement.
Call us today: 1-406-252-8147 – We offer an initial Phone Conference on CARF Issues and an assessment at no cost.