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EAGLE Recognized now as an Approved Accreditor for QRTPs Under the Family First Prevention Services Act

On May 15, it was announced that EAGLE Accreditation Program is recognized by the Department of Health and Human Services as an approved accreditor for Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTPs) under the Family First Prevention Services Act (FFPSA). As we have discussed here, FFPSA, which passed in February 2018, allows federal funds to be spent […]

Meet Our Newest Team Member!

Please help us give a warm welcome to our newest team member, Dave Branding, PhD! With more than 40 years of administrative, executive leadership and board governance experience in a variety of health and human service organizations, integrated delivery systems and health plans, Dave has served as a provider, purchaser and funder. He specializes in […]

Accreditation Guru’s Family First Prevention Services Act Resource Page is now live!

This informational package provides resources and tips related to FFPSA and the requirements regarding Qualified Residential Treatment Programs (QRTP), the new category of service provider delivering out-of-home care to kids in the child welfare system. Here you will find articles and fact-sheets, information on each of the three accrediting bodies approved under FFPSA (CARF, COA […]

Accreditation Guru Team retreat 2018

2018 Accreditation Guru Retreat

Team AG gathered from across the country to meet in Colorado Springs for our 2018 Annual Retreat, which was a resounding success! We had a jam-packed 2.5 day agenda with training, brainstorming, updates on FFPSA and more. Of course, there was plenty of team building and fun, too – even some snowballs! 🙂 To see […]

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Alliance and COA - One Step Further in Potential Merger

The Council on Accreditation (COA) and the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities (Alliance) are one step further in potential merger.  Both boards of COA and Alliance have voted unanimously to move forward with a potential merger.  Next step in the process is voting by the Alliance members.

AG November Newsletter Out Now

As we continue to navigate through the unique and profound events that have defined this year, we now find ourselves tasked with planning for the coming year. With so many unanswered questions still looming, you may be wondering where to start, or whether you should plan at all. As consultants for accreditation, part of our job entails helping clients think through and plan for change while maintaining or even improving on quality of care.

Growth for Behavioral Healthcare Market?

Interesting article on drivers for behavioral healthcare market growth. Changes in service delivery and regulations are key factors. Accreditation conformance includes keeping up with industry trends to demonstrate sound financial planning and management.

Risk Management Planning

Very helpful article in identifying questions to consider when deciding the right insurance broker for your organization to partner with. Conformance with national accreditation standards involve a robust risk management plan. A knowledgeable behavioral healthcare/social services industry broker can assist with the development of your organization’s plan and regular reviews.

Accreditation Guru is proud to announce the newest addition to our dynamic team! Peggy Lavin, LCSW, joins our team as Director of Behavioral Health Marketing.

With more than 45 years of administrative, business development and clinical experience in a variety of for-profit and nonprofit behavioral health and human service organizations, including serving as Associate Director of The Joint Commission, Peggy is a strong addition to Team AG.

Please help us give a warm welcome to Peggy!

To read more on Peggy's experience in the behavioral health field, click here.