CARF Accreditation

Inner Circle Billing understands the importance of accreditation. Not only is it necessary for substance abuse and mental health facilities to be licensed within their state, but also obtaining an accreditation to show that the clinicians who are treating those suffering are competent enough to be providing services is vital.

In 1966, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities – CARF – was founded as an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health services. This accreditation provides knowledge to the public that the facility is enhanced with quality services. CARF assists the facility in providing superiority and value to the offerings of the treatment.

Fast forward to October 2018, CARF released a pilot launch of a national certification program. This new certification is intended to provide comprehensive assessment of a treatment centers dependability to specific levels of care. Having a CARF accreditation means the facility has undergone an in-depth review and established extensive conformance to fit the – strengths, abilities, needs and preferences – of the patient.

Because of the recent height of opioid use, and medication assisted treatment, using a new program called OBOT – office-based opioid treatment – CARF is responding to the issues that have arisen in that type of treatment to create a better more centralized based care that will have less inconsistency. A CARF accreditation in this area is good for 3 years.

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