Carf published a new section of the standards manual for rehabilitation facilities. Carf accredits behavioral health programs, including. Detox, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, and outpatient treatment program standards. Grace ridges brenda yost shares, gains knowledge as carf. What we are seeing today, for the first time in my career, is a mainstream attitude in the united states that mental health treatment should be on par and equal with that of other illnesses. The most complete and costeffective means of obtainingmaintaining carf national standards. All programs accredited through carf using the behavioral health standards manual must meet the applicable standards in section july 1, 2018 june 30, 2019. Eyaakeen focuses on providing a unique form of aboriginal traditionalbased therapeutic trauma treatment and psychological rehabilitation. Quality assurance and improvement practice in mental. Behavioral health practitioners have specific responsibilities when they accept reimbursement from a government program.
Please see the appendices for details regarding the beacon services associated with your contracted plan. Carf international is a private, nonprofit organization that is financed by fees from accreditation surveys, workshops, and confer. Behavioral health policy and procedure manual for providers. Approved curriculum and equivalency standards the office of behavioral health has developed standardized basic training modules for. Therefore the first carf standards manual was produced in. Carf accreditation report for behavioral health resources. Information about the specific standards applied on each survey is included in the standards manual and other instructions that may be provided by carf. Understanding quality standards for carf accreditation. Used by surveyors, consultants and independent organizations, internationally.
Denial, loss of, or any negative change in accreditation status must be. The excellent material and information allowed southern ohio behavioral health to earn the maximum number of years of. A recent federal report identified quality as one of the most pressing issues in mental health services and the implementation of quality assurance and improvement qai systems as one of the most promising means to improved care institute of medicine, 2006. Above all behavioral health services adheres to a set of policies and procedures in an effort to provide consistent and beneficial services to carf outpatient. Responsible for mental health professional and paraprofessional clinical services, service quality. Program planscope of services tutorial and development guide with sample 1. Review a carf standards manual because the goals of each service area may be unique, carf has created quality standards manuals for a variety of provider types including behavioral health, employment and community services, aging services, opioid treatment programs and many more.
Presented by carf staff, this innovative training is designed for behavioral. Rehabilitation facilities carf or the council on accreditation of services for. According to sefcik, in most behavioral health organizations, staff are working at more than 100% capacity, but figure a 20% time commitment for the point person. Aging services behavioral health child and youth services continuing care retirement community employment and community services medical rehabilitation opioid treatment program vision. Cm911 mental health assessment services cm912 behavioral health counseling service.
Azzly is a cloudbased electronic health record and revenue cycle management rcm solution built by experts for addiction and behavioral health. Before carf conducts a survey of the provider, the applicant should conduct their own selfevaluation of how they meet current carf standards. The standards based performance areas for all behavioral health care. Colorado community behavioral health programservice modifiers. Developed with input from your peers and our nationally recognized experts, joint commission standards are considered the benchmark for quality and safety in behavioral health care. The commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities carf. Whats new accreditation now carf accreditation tools. The goal is to eliminate the use of seclusion and restraint in child and youth services, as the use of seclusion or restraint creates potential physical and psychological dangers to the persons subject to the interventions, to the staff. Behavioral health care accreditation the joint commission. The emergence of standards and accreditation in health, rehabilitation, and. A side by side comparison the 5 major healthcare accreditation organizations are. Behavioral health, child and youth services, and opioid treatment program. Jul 17, 2018 all programs accredited through carf using the behavioral health standards manual meant to be a onepage reference guide identifying the primary chapters of section 3, core treatment program. Serving adults and children with mental health issues, development disabilities and substance use has meant the content breadth and variety of topics helps keep staff current in their areas.
Jared sparks vice president of clinical services and compliance. With the rapid changes and advances in rehabilitation for mental health as well as alcohol and other addiction and substance abuse treatments, carf s behavioral health standards reflect leadership in the field internationally. Bh program descriptions carf reference grid revised bha. Download current carf standards template documents download documents each sections documents can be seen by clicking on the section name i. The organization has been accredited since 2004, and has achieved consecutive threeyear carf accreditations in intensive outpatient treatment and governance standards. Ensures conformance to carf accreditation standards.
In 20082009 carf changed the format and the name of this section. The excellent material and information allowed southern ohio behavioral health to earn the maximum number of years of accreditation plus three exemplary ratings. Carf s child and youth services cys standards manual is designed for organizations that serve children and youth from birth through young adulthood in programs in the field areas of child welfare, behavioral health or healthy development. Accreditation crosswalk for rehabilitative behavioral health services commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities carf. In this article, we will look at some of the resources that can help you understand the quality standards for carf accreditation. Mental health weekly carf standards cover services for persons, families with autism this article announces the release of carf s standards for supports for persons with autism spectrum disorder asd. Glossary behavioral health resources, llc behavioral. To keep up with standards, note that carf makes manual changes in july, and joint commission makes changes in january. All programs accredited through carf using the behavioral health standards manual must meet the applicable standards in section 1, aspire to excellence and section 2, general program standards. The expensive part of the carf accreditation process is completed for you. Division of behavioral health alaska department of. Azzly is a cloudbased electronic health record and revenue cycle management rcm solution built by experts for addiction and behavioral health providers. Carf policy and procedures accreditation readiness.
Commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities wikipedia. Using the templates provided in the documents section of the website saves hundreds of hours and helps ensure compliance with carf standards. Areas of strength carf found that behavioral health resources, llc demonstrated the following strengths. General program standards resource disk included in the carf resource bundle documents included in section two. Behavioral health policy and procedure manual for providers mvp health care this document contains chapters 18 of beacons behavioral health policy and procedure manual for providers. The chart below is meant to be a onepage reference guide identifying the primary chapters of section 3, behavioral health core program standards. Programs include drug treatment program, detoxification, alcoholism treatment, mental health, addiction and substance abuse, and more. Quality assurance and improvement practice in mental health agencies. The community behavioral health provider manual is. The commission on accreditation of rehabilitation facilities carf is an international. Training program and the 2009 carf child and youth services standards manual. Because the goals of each service area may be unique, carf has created quality standards manuals for a variety of provider types including behavioral health, employment and community.
Carfs consultative approach to longterm care accreditation. As a consequence, carf standards directly address many of the populations and services of concern to vha. In 2008 we began preparation for our 2009 carf survey and turned to accreditation now. Something that is considered by an authority to be a required or agreed upon level of quality. They have a duty to ensure that the claims submitted to federal health care programs are true and. Because new carf standards manuals are released annually, knowing how to keep up with 2019 carf updates is critical for success.
Standards manual and survey preparation workbook packages and checklist. Pa208 staff accessibility to policy and procedures manual pa210 table of organization pa211 community relations plan. Accreditation crosswalk for rehabilitative behavioral. Carf accredits behavioral health programs in inpatient, outpatient, and home and community settings.
Carf international was formed in 1966 by two national organizations the association of rehabilitation centers arc and the national association of sheltered workshops and homebound programs naswhp that had been developing standards for their respective memberships for about a decade. For more than 50 years, weve helped behavioral health organizations transform their programs and services by meeting and exceeding rigorous performance standards. Commission on accreditation for rehabilitative facilities carf behavioral health standards manual the joint commission tjc comprehensive accreditation manual for behavioral health care. Among the many areas of practice represented in the carf standards are aging services. The big five healthcare accreditation organizations. By michael johnson, managing director of behavioral health, carf international. Preparation for carf accreditation made easier with relias. Interview with tina thomas, employee development coordinator at archway station, inc. I joined grace ridge in 2009 so the reaccreditation process in 2011 was.
Bh program descriptions carf reference grid final april 21, 2016 all programs accredited through carf using the behavioral health standards manual must meet the applicable standards in section 1, aspire to excellence and section 2, general program standards. Today, thousands of behavioral health organizations, large and small, are recognized by. The big five healthcare accreditation organizations side. Experience in community mental health and addictions sector.1085 671 339 1262 570 1247 1113 248 972 699 211 465 947 939 1467 669 1493 116 1021 1483 920 1358 520 3 555 81 206 678 473 1106 1041