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Accreditation elevates a program
1. Besides CARF, the other main accreditation option The Florida House Experience was asked to consider for its residential treatment facility was:
a. Council on Accreditation.
b. Joint Commission.
c. Continuing to operate without accreditation.
2. Oversight from an accrediting agency is seen by the author as a proper response to this trend in the addiction treatment industry.
a. The influence of managed care
b. The proliferation of treatment centers and programs
c. The emergence of medical treatments
3. Around this number of individuals are served in health facilities accredited by CARF.
a. 2 million
b. 5 million
c. 7 million
4. The author suggests that the rigorous CARF accreditation process could take about this long from initiation.
a. 6 months
b. 1 year
c. 5 years
5. The author uses this term to describe CARF surveyors' actual role in their relationship with provider agencies seeking accreditation.
6. Agencies seeking CARF accreditation must demonstrate use of CARF's organizational and service standards for this period of time prior to a CARF site visit.
a. 2 months
b. 4 months
c. 6 months
7. Agencies seeking accreditation transmit relevant documents to CARF via:
a. Periodic face-to-face meetings.
b. Overnight mail.
c. A secure Web site.
8. The author states that the Joint Commission's accreditation process places more of an emphasis on these types of disorders.
a. Axis I
b. Axis II
c. Axis III
9. Among the author's recommendations, he suggests this activity in order to evaluate accurately any areas that need enhancement prior to the survey.
a. Hiring an outside consultant
b. Closely studying accreditation manuals
c. Conducting a mock survey
10. A CARF survey found that this percentage of its accredited programs believed accreditation helped improve their business.
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