Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities


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Com·mis·sion on Ac·cred·i·ta·tion of Re·ha·bil·i·ta·tion Fa·cil·i·ties

(C.A.R.F.) (kŏ-mish'ŏn ă-kred'i-tā'shŭn rē'hă-bil'i-tā'shŭn fă-sil'i-tēz)
A voluntary association dedicated to maintaining standards for rehabilitation facilities.
See also: accreditation
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Providers' contracts from funding sources should contain the outcomes desired, and subsequent fiscal allocations should be subject to modification based on program goal achievement and adherence to some recognized local, national, or international standards of good practice, such as Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) or the Council on Accreditation and Quality or many individual state quality assurance systems in place.
In addition to receiving the highest level of national accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), OTC's job training programs have received numerous state and national awards.
The Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) have developed accreditation criteria, but there are no nationally accepted ways of measuring outcomes specific to subacute care.
CARF, formerly known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, accredited the intensive outpatient addictions treatment programs for both adolescents and adults, along with the outpatient addictions treatment program for adults.
CARF International, originally known as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, is an independent nonprofit organization.
A recent merger between the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CCAC) and the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) will allow the agencies to provide "seamless accreditation" for the broad spectrum of care providers--from children's services to those for older adults, according to both groups.
Agencies which require accreditation or find it otherwise useful may seek accreditation outside the "blindness field." For example, the Cleveland Society for the Blind, after dropping its relationship with NAC, sought and obtained accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
MacDonnell, National Director, Medical Rehabilitation Division of the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) and Mary Tellis-Nayak, RN, MSN, MPH, Director, Long Term Care Accreditation for JCAHO.
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