Our consultants are all current CARF surveyors and have at least 10 years experience as a surveyor. We will work with you to provide cost effective assistance based on your CARF preparation needs. Each organization is unique, and our consultants work with you to create the right plan to prepare your organization for CARF Accreditation.
ACG offers a wide range of services to enhance your organization’s ability to provide quality services. Members of our group will work with you to not only meet your accreditation requirements, but also consult with you on streamlining service requirements in cost effective time proven methods. We will provide you with examples of policies, reports and other documents so that your organization is in conformance with CARF standards and operating at its best. Because of the experience of each of the consultants we assist you in preparing for your CARF accreditation no matter if it is a first one or if it is in preparation for a re-accreditation. The services that we can offer includes helping you to develop policies, procedures, and plans. We can also consult with you by doing a mock (pre-CARF) survey which can help you determine your readiness for your CARF survey. We also offer consulting that helps you to determine if you have met all the new standards that have occurred during the period between your surveys. The work we do helps to ingrain the standards into the day-to-day operations of your organization. Remember CARF does not do an audit, they do a survey and a consultant from the Accreditation Consulting Group can help you be ready for the CARF survey without the stress of last-minute preparation.
Costs vary depending on the requirements of your organization and the intensity of your preparation. ACG consultants are very affordable and set their prices based on a variety of factors such as organizational size, travel, scope of services and the complexity of the organization. Upon contacting ACG, we will enquire about your consulting needs, the size of your organization and your experience with accreditation. With that information, we will contact you to give you an idea of which services we may provide and the approximate cost of services. We will have a choice of which consult has the best background to help you. Depending on your needs, we may provide a mock CARF survey, a review of your readiness for accreditation and sample documents that will help you prepare. Many times we are asked the cost of consulting. Two major factors that are considerations regarding the cost of consulting are how ready a particular organization is for a CARF survey and how adept an organization is at taking examples of reports, plans, policies, etc. and implementing them for their operations. The number of hours of consultation needed for preparation of a CARF survey can range dramatically from just a few hours to 50 hours or more. It entirely depends upon the organization.