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Joint Commission Accreditation (JCAHO)

More and more insurance companies are now requiring a Joint Commission Accreditation (JCAHO) for entry into treatment programs. The high level of care that some insurance companies are now demanding is the reason why. If your center is not accredited by either JCAHO, you could be losing clients and your insurance claims may be denied or placed in review for long periods of time.  

JCAHO standards are a basis for the evaluation process for addiction treatment centers. This process includes a means to measure, assess and improve the performance of your center. JCAHO standards focus on the critical patient, individual, or resident care as well as organizational functions critical in delivering safe, high quality and effective addiction care. The JCAHO innovative standards set the expectation for addiction treatment centers' performance that are reasonable and achievable.

JCAHO certification can be overwhelming. Our professional and experienced staff are here to help you through the accreditation process. Our professional staff has over 18 years of combined experience to help ensure your success.  The JCAHO accreditation process can be cumbersome at times and requires a detailed eye, and constantly follow through to ensure compliance and success. We will provide this type of direction to ensure your center will be Joint Commission accredited as quickly as possible.  We Facilitate Accreditation by the Joint Commission (JCAHO) for the following facilities: Updated Policies and Procedures to meet JCAHO Standards in all 15 Chapters of Compliance. Provided all forms Necessary to Meet Compliancy. Completed all required documentation, facility inspection, staff training, and facilitated site visit, follow up on any action items necessary. Provide Audit Services for JCAHO to assist Companies in "Staying Compliant instead of “Getting Compliant.”


The JCAHO accreditation consulting process covers:

  • Create/provide all required manuals

    • Policies and Procedures

    • Employee handbook

    • Patient handbook

    • HIPPA regulations are followed

  • Create/provide all required forms

  • Liaison and communicate with The Joint Commission

  • Training all staff on JCAHO policies 

  • Coordinate all Site visits

  • Site prep for inspection by JCAHO

  • Follow up after Survey with any Corrective Action Items

  • JCAHO Audit services for in-between surveys


Note: The JCAHO accreditation process can take four to six months to complete and involves a great deal of policies and procedures to be written. This timeline relies heavily on our client's ability to respond to their consultant in a timely manner as well as the state in which they are seeking accreditation. The JCAHO consulting program offered through costs between $4,000 to $8,000 depending on your treatment program and level of care your center will provide. For most centers, the consulting time required is between 75 to 100 hours. Contact us today and we will work with you to understand your needs for JCAHO accreditation and explain our process to you. 

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