Accreditation Consultants

PowderHorn Consulting presents a winning team, with 100% of our consultation clients receiving CARF or Joint Commission (TJC) accreditation. With over 175 years of management team experience, and over 50 years of CARF and Joint Commission consulting experience, we advise for a wide range of health and human services in the United States and Canada, serving small and large-scale facilities. To maximize your continued accreditation success, we offer AfterCare services to maintain accreditation. For more information, call 740-272-1935.

  • Joint Commission

    PowderHorn Consulting will prepare your organization to receive the The Joint Commission Accreditation which expects compliance in multiple areas of behavioral health, and distinguishes between the populations of the organization.

  • 100% Success Rate

    Our team of consultants, with over 150 years of experience, has a proven record of accomplishment of accreditation achievement. Let us add you to our success rate.

  • Specialized Service for Each Client

    Geared specifically for health and human services agencies, PowderHorn Consulting strives to meet the needs of each individual client.

Services
  • Accreditation prep

    Accreditation preparation is possibly the single most important aspect of CARF or Joint Commission accreditation consulting, and PowderHorn is prepared to assist your organization. With our team of consultants’ work experience with CARF and TJC, we will lead you through the process professionally and successfully.

    CARF Accreditation Prep
    When planning for CARF accreditation, PowderHorn Consulting is your best option for thorough evaluation and preparation. Through collaboration with your facility, our consultants will assess your organization and produce agency-specific recommendations to assure accreditation. The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) has been accrediting a wide range of behavioral health, aging, child and youth, employment and community services and medical rehabilitation facilities since 1966. The CARF mission is to promote quality, valuable services with optimal outcomes through accreditation and continuous improvement of the organization.
    Joint Commission Accreditation Prep
    The Joint Commission places a strict rule of guidelines before an organization seeking accreditation, and that’s where PowderHorn Consulting steps in and gives our clients support through the process. We will conduct groundwork exercises to assure that you will have addressed the myriad of issues to pass with flying colors. The Joint Commission (TJC) was founded in 1950 to accredit a full spectrum of health care organizations, and beginning in 1969, offers accreditation for Behavioral Health organizations. TJC accreditation encourages safe, high quality care for those receiving addiction or mental health treatment.

  • Accreditation after care

    Along with the kudos of accreditation of a behavioral health organization comes a new responsibility – preparation for re-accreditation in three years. PowderHorn Consulting offers the best in accreditation aftercare for both TJC and CARF, including the implementation of client satisfaction surveys, record reviews, environment of care issues, and performance evaluations. In addition, we will assist the organization with resolving any cited recommendations, interpreting policies, and implementing new or updated standards.

  • Mock surveys

    A mock survey is an excellent opportunity for an agency to take a fresh look at policies and procedures, quality assurance, accessibility, information technology, health and safety, and documentation for all of the above. A PowderHorn consultant will conduct a gap analysis for TJC or CARF accreditation, to determine what is missing in the organization’s standards, and what needs to be accomplished in the next few months to achieve accreditation. In addition, a survey similar to the actual process will be conducted, so employees are familiar with the process before it occurs. With the results, the organization can make adaptations to be more prepared for a successful CARF or TJC accreditation survey.

  • State licensing

    State Licensing represents a state’s desire to protect and serve the population with effective and high quality behavioral and mental health services. PowderHorn Consulting assists organizations in obtaining state licensure through expert advice in establishing standards of care and improved mental health services. Independent licensing is run by each state, under the supervision of the US Department of Health and Human Services.

  • Outcomes and effectiveness of treatment

    Behavioral health organizations are prioritizing the long-term results of patient treatment as a fundamental part of the care process. This critical step is necessary for CARF and TJC accreditation, a process much more in demand by insurers than in previous years. PowderHorn Consulting can facilitate this process with expert effectiveness of treatment services and quality care as defined by Clinical Best Practices and Standards of Care. Both short-term and long-term effectiveness play key roles in the accreditation evaluation, so a systematic approach, including valid measures for data collection upon entry, exit and follow-up is essential for successful treatment outcome measurement.

  • TOM SEFCIK, ACSW, MBA

    Tom Sefcik brings his knowledge of both sides of the CARF accreditation process to PowderHorn Consulting clients.Read more...

  • DWIGHT L. SPERRY

    Dwight Sperry has over 39 years’ of experience in the provision of mental health services, including the private and public sectors.Read more...

  • LAURIE REID

    Laurie Reid has over 18 years of experience serving individuals, families and communities in the behavioral healthcare field. Read more...

We would also like to take this opportunity to tell you that we really appreciate all the work, time and effort put into getting us CARF accredited.  Without your assistance and help we do not think that we would have done as well.

Bob D, Executive Director, Self-Help Movement, Ph

2015-12-27T01:04:05+00:00

Bob D, Executive Director, Self-Help Movement, Ph

We would also like to take this opportunity to tell you that we really appreciate all the work, time and effort put into getting us CARF accredited.  Without your assistance and help we do not think that we would have done as well.

Prior to the PHC consultant conducting the on-site Compliance Analysis, we were concerned about our chance of success. When he left, we felt confident that we would succeed. We did… with a 3-year CARF accreditation.

Larry S, Texas

2015-11-26T10:50:42+00:00

Larry S, Texas

Prior to the PHC consultant conducting the on-site Compliance Analysis, we were concerned about our chance of success. When he left, we felt confident that we would succeed. We did… with a 3-year CARF accreditation.

Because of our consultant, we moved from a goal of …. “becoming CARF accredited” to a goal of “becoming a better, more efficient and effective organization that was also going to achieve CARF accreditation!

Jan C, Indiana

2015-11-25T05:20:01+00:00

Jan C, Indiana

Because of our consultant, we moved from a goal of …. “becoming CARF accredited” to a goal of “becoming a better, more efficient and effective organization that was also going to achieve CARF accreditation!

Dwight and Tom coached us through every step of the accreditation process so there were no surprises when we had our survey.  We received a 3-year accreditation from CARF and now have improved our overall client satisfaction.  Powderhorn has also given us the tools to continue to meet CARF standards and maintain our policies and procedures so that we will be able to maintain our accreditation status.
Shawn Henley, Red Rock Recovery Center
2016-03-29T21:23:16+00:00
Shawn Henley, Red Rock Recovery Center
Dwight and Tom coached us through every step of the accreditation process so there were no surprises when we had our survey. We received a 3-year accreditation from CARF and now have improved our overall client satisfaction.

Prior to the PHC consultant conducting the on-site Compliance Analysis, we were concerned about our chance of success. When he left, we felt confident that we would succeed. We did… with a 3-year CARF accreditation.

Larry S, Texas

2015-11-26T10:51:33+00:00

Larry S, Texas

Prior to the PHC consultant conducting the on-site Compliance Analysis, we were concerned about our chance of success. When he left, we felt confident that we would succeed. We did… with a 3-year CARF accreditation.