Benefits of Accreditation
Achieving accreditation offers organizations professional recognition for meeting quality standards in its service delivery. Accredited organizations have reached beyond the minimum licensing standards and have made a long-term commitment to strong governance, program consistency, outcome measurements, and continuous improvement throughout their agencies. Becoming accredited signifies an organization is effectively managing its resources and enhancing the quality of life of persons served. Accreditation affords many values and benefits.
Key Benefits of Accreditation Include:
- Promotes quality care, treatment, and services in a safe, healthy, and therapeutic environment
- Cultivates a culture of excellence
- Reassures and builds trust for the child, youth, family, or referral source seeking a care, treatment, or service resource
- Supports consistent delivery of effective care to every child, youth, and family served
- Promotes equity in care, treatment, or services based on the child’s, youth’s, individual’s, or family’s needs
- Requires trauma-informed and person-centered planning of care, treatment, and services
- Expands referral base and reimbursement options
- Strengthens business practices
- Promotes ethical marketing practices
- Supports efficient and effective billing
- Provides an effective risk reduction strategy
The results of a recent study of Joint Commission accredited organizations by ROI Institutes supports national accreditation and identifies return on an accreditation investment.