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CARF® Provided Education

CARF® 101 – Preparing for Successful Accreditation®101s/ The CARF® 101 series is offered at various locations across the United States and Canada, throughout the year. The classes take place over a two day period.  The 101 classes are best suited for individuals that are undecided which accrediting body to choose, those preparing for their … Read More "CARF® Provided Education"
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Workplace Violence Prevention

Workplace Violence Prevention CARF® standards require that all personnel receive training for workplace violence, upon hire and at least annually. Accreditation Now ( provides two training protocols for your workplace violence prevention program which may be completed electronically or through hard-copy instruction.  Custom trainings should be implemented that address the needs of your specific organization. … Read More "Workplace Violence Prevention"
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List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)

List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) What CARF® Accredited Organizations Must Know The Office of Inspector General (OIG) fights waste fraud and abuse in Medicare, Medicaid and more than 100 other U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) programs. The OIG maintains a list of excluded individuals/entities (LEIE).  The OIG enforces the exclusion program under … Read More "List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE)"
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Hiring Practices

Hiring Practices The CARF® manual defines personnel, working in the Behavioral Health, Child and Youth Services, or Opioid Treatment programs, as individuals who provide services in a program on a part- or full-time basis as staff members, independent contractors, volunteers, students, trainees, or interns.  Therefore, stringent hiring practices are needed for all of these categories. … Read More "Hiring Practices"
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Grievance Management

Grievance Management CARF® standards requires that a grievance and appeals process is established for personnel and persons served.  A grievance is defined as a perceived cause for complaint. In addition to CARF® standards, certain entities participating in Medicare and Medicaid are required to have specific grievance policies and procedures, which may include timeframes for resolutions. … Read More "Grievance Management"
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CARF® Compliant Job Descriptions

CARF® Compliant Job Descriptions The purpose of job descriptions is to provide an understanding of expectations for staff members.  Well written job descriptions help eliminate misunderstandings and confusion within an organization.  A clear understanding of duties will assist in providing a harmonious work environment while helping to protect against turn-over and potential legal issues. Writing … Read More "CARF® Compliant Job Descriptions"
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