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National Accreditation: Setting Your Business Apart

May 1, 2019 8:00:00 AM / by Ascension Recovery Services

What sets your organization apart? At Ascension, we believe that receiving national accreditation can be the deciding factor on helping your business stand out. Read on to learn why.


National Accreditation is the external verification by a reputable accrediting body that a business or program is adhering to national best practices within their field. The premier national accrediting organizations in the field of behavioral health are:

  • The Joint Commission (TJC)
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Council on Accreditation (COA)

The accreditation process involves a full-scale review of an organization's policies and procedures, environment of care and life safety code factors, human resources and clinical processes, clinical documentation and more. If it sounds like accreditation is a big deal, you are right, it is. Accreditation can be scary because it is an inherently evaluative process.


If accreditation is such an involved process, why bother becoming accredited? The main reason is because going through the accreditation process can improve your business and clinical practices, verify your credibility as a provider and result in greater demand for your business. At Ascension Recovery Services, we always encourage our clients to balance good business sense with clinical best practices. The goal of a behavioral health organization should be to generate the most revenue it can, while providing the highest standard of care. Adhering to the national best practices promoted by accrediting organizations can help a business find that balance between great business practices and great clinical treatment.


Ascension Recovery Services can offer comprehensive behavioral health consulting services, which includes accreditation assistance. The amount of time and effort required to develop policies and procedures that comply with national standards is a challenge for actively practicing treatment providers to complete. At Ascension Recovery Services, adherence to national best practices is what we do. Therefore, we are able to help interested behavioral health organizations to comply with standards set forth by national accrediting organizations, as well as state licensing bodies.


At Ascension Recovery Services, we have a track record of success. We have assisted in the development of behavioral health treatment programs with large hospital systems all the way to private practice clinicians and investor groups. This includes helping organizations navigate national accreditation.We consistently find that the organizations that partner with us are very happy with our work because we always put forth full effort, and thus we add value to these organizations. Our tried and true turn-key solutions make us one of the premier behavioral health consulting firms. We look forward to working with your organization to provide the best care for the people you serve.

If national accreditation sounds like something you are interested in, and you want guidance, our team would be happy to speak with you. Give us a call.


Topics: program development

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Ascension Recovery Services is a team of experts and specialists with years of experience working with individuals and organizations aiming to open behavioral health organizations.

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