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New Year, New 2020 CARF® Updates

Each year, the standards manuals CARF® International provides are updated to reflect changes within the industry and provide new guidance to ensure that facilities and organizations have the tools and resources in place to make a positive impact in their communities. More often than not, this feedback is provided directly from people working directly in the field or the surveyors that are keeping their pulse on what is occurring at a ground level. Whether you are currently pursuing CARF® accreditation or are hoping to maintain it, keeping up with new updates in 2020 will be critical for success.

One of the easiest ways to keep up with new standards when they are introduced is by ensuring that your organization always has the most recent CARF® standards manual available. Although, in some instances, you may find that crucial updates are released after service manuals have been printed. These changes will often be found in CARF® newsletters, but can also be easily accessed through a partner organization like Accreditation Now, Inc. to ensure your organization is staying in the loop and keeping up with changes the moment they are released.

Although some changes may occur globally, it is important to understand that some 2020 CARF® updates may only be specific to certain types of facilities. For this reason, it is important to ensure that you are getting the correct manual for the segment of the population you are providing care or treatment for as well as any related workbooks that may make the process easier. This information will help ensure you have the exact specifications needed to successfully achieve or maintain CARF® accreditation in 2020 and beyond.

When CARF® updates are released annually, it is important to ensure that your organization or facilities are working to meet the new outlined goals. Remember, obtaining accreditation is just the beginning of the process; however, the benefits it provides can help you make a positive impact in your own community. We look forward to helping make 2020 the best year yet for the CARF® community and the clients they serve!

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