Starting in 2017, more insurance companies began requiring treatment centers to have a Joint Commission accreditation. This is due to an increase in treatment center insurance fraud, poor quality of care, and patient brokering. This accreditation ensures that their payees are receiving the best level of care and not wasting their money (or risking their life). If your treatment center is not accredited by JCAHO or CARF, you could missing out on a lot of clients to your competition. We understand that CARF and JCAHO accreditation can be confusing, painstaking, and time consuming, which is exactly why our experts are here to take the burden off of your shoulders.
What exactly is JCAHO Accreditation?
The JCAHO accreditation gives your treatment center a stamp of approval by government agencies and health experts. It requires specific standards from your treatment center and it can take 4-6 months to complete. It is not easy, but it will make your treatment center stand above the rest and prove that you are a quality center focused on patient care.
According to the Joint Commission website:
“Joint Commission standards are developed with input from health care professionals, providers, subject matter experts, consumers, and government agencies (including the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). They are informed by scientific literature and expert consensus and reviewed by the Board of Commissioners. New standards are added only if they relate to patient safety or quality of care, have a positive impact on health outcomes, meet or surpass law and regulation, and can be accurately and readily measured.”
“Q: What can accreditation do for my organization?
A: Accreditation is a periodic external evaluation by recognized experts that provides impartial evidence of the quality of care, treatment or services delivered to the individuals you serve. Preparing for accreditation affords your organization the opportunity for an in-depth review of safety and care delivery processes. Achieving accreditation is a visible demonstration to those you serve, their families, your staff and community of your organization’s ongoing commitment to safe, high quality care, treatment or services.”
As you can see, the Joint Commission is extremely serious about quality of care. Having the JCAHO Gold Stamp on your website will immediately show clients and insurance companies that you mean business. These accreditations can rocket your facility from a small treatment center into a major competitor.
What is JCAHO Consulting?
At Stodzy, we work with clients one-on-one, face-to-face. We have years of experience marketing for behavioral health treatment centers, addiction treatment centers, and eating disorder treatment centers. We know how these accreditations work, how long they take, and how much they cost. We do not have fixed rates or fixed plans of action. We work with you to determine what your center needs and what is most important. We work around your budget so that you can get what is needed most at a cost that makes sense.
Generally, JCAHO accreditation consulting includes:
- Create/provide all required manuals
- Policies and Procedures
- Employee and client handbook
- HIPPA regulations are followed
- Create/provide all required forms and templates
- Quality assurance and outcome measures
- Liaison/communicate with The Joint Commission
- Training of staff on JCAHO policies
- Site visits
- Site prep for inspection
- Follow-up regarding any deficiencies after accred determination is made.
Our services don’t end at accreditation consulting. We can help you start and brand your business from the ground up. We have years of experience in search engine optimization (to help your business rank better organically on Google), social media marketing, web development, content development, and even lead generation. We have years of experience setting up inbound call centers, so that you can start generating your own leads. We are a full-scale marketing agency that will not only grow your presence on the internet, but convert your traffic into real clients. There are plenty of marketing agencies that can help your website get more traffic, but we understand the importance of SEO and how to convert traffic into clients.