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2018 Conference Schedule

October 2-4 / Raleigh, NC

    Family First Prevention Services Act - Understanding the Accreditation Process for QRTPs & Other Service Providers


    Wednesday, Oct 3


    2:30pm - 3:20pm

    Under the Family First Prevention Services Act, it is critical that providers understand the requirement that Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) be licensed and accredited and what it entails. This interactive session focuses on a thorough review of the major phases of the accreditation process and highlight the benefits of becoming accredited, including enhanced revenue opportunities. Participants will learn about the fundamental organizational requirements necessary for accreditation, key individuals to include throughout the process and how to avoid the common pitfalls of accreditation preparation. There also will be a review of the three accrediting bodies for agencies approved under Family First: CARF, Council on Accreditation (COA) and The Joint Commission.


    Learning objectives:

    1. Family First Prevention Services Act –understand the accreditation requirement for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs)
    2. Identify the key benefits to becoming nationally accredited
    3. Compare timelines and costs for accreditation
    4. Become familiar with common accreditation preparation challenges
    5. Discover what is needed to successfully prepare for accreditation


    Jennifer Flowers
    Founder & CEO, Accreditation Guru, Inc.