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Changing Practices

Changing provider practices are the future wave.

Evidence-based practices, performance outcomes and daily patient progress reports are being demanded by the government, third party Insurers and accreditation operations.

Providers’ will find themselves operating in a hostile healthcare environment. Staff will continue requiring higher levels of training in order for the organization to become and stay CARF accredited. 

Medical integration of behavioral health services with traditional healthcare services should be anticipated in the future. Behavioral health and addiction treatment providers will need to have contractual linkages with large hospital systems and with federally qualified healthcare facilities. Recovery-oriented systems of care in which case managers and others assisting patients in accessing needed care within coordinated service continuum will become the norm.

New services will be demanded of behavioral healthcare providers. Included in the demands by Payors will be step down care and extended aftercare care services within the new service continuum. 

Providers will also need to be capable of demonstrating performance outcomes, which requires an internal quality monitoring program based upon measurable quality indicators. This quality monitoring will have to extend beyond the patient’s discharge from primary services..

The ACG Group has an experienced team who can assist you with writing policies and procedures to meet CARF Standards. We offer an initial Phone conference at no cost.