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.
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.
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.
Geared specifically for health and human services agencies, PowderHorn Consulting strives to meet the needs of each individual client.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 brings his knowledge of both sides of the CARF accreditation process to PowderHorn Consulting clients.Read more...
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 has over 18 years of experience serving individuals, families and communities in the behavioral healthcare field. Read more...
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