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AssessMed Receives Full CARF Accreditation

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by Don Kunkel

CARF AccreditationAssessMed is pleased to announce that it has received a three year accreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) International. This is the highest level of accreditation to provide Independent Evaluation Services for adults, as well as children and adolescents across all market segments.

Upon accreditation, CARF encourages organizations to continuously improve their programs.  As a Canadian leader for independent medical evaluation services, AssessMed remains committed to the CARF process and evolving standards, accountability, and management principles.

What Is CARF and Why Does It Matter?

Founded in 1966, CARF is a non-profit organization that has become a global authority for accrediting various healthcare, rehabilitation, and human services companies. This includes companies, such as AssessMed, that provide independent medical evaluation services to various insurance carriers, corporations, and medical-legal stakeholders.

Companies seeking CARF accreditation must undergo a rigorous assessment process, as well as meet internationally-recognized organizational and program standards.

CARF accreditation assures a high standard of quality for the company in question. Furthermore, it reflects a strong commitment to ongoing improvement and innovation.

It focuses on ensuring heavily relied-upon organizations have sound processes in place. Specifically, these organizations should capably protect and utilize their vast amounts of highly-confidential personal health information and demonstrate that they can meet or exceed the highest internationally-recognized CARF standards for the IME industry; standards  measured by rigorous onsite surveys conducted by a team of highly-experienced CARF appointed surveyors.

AssessMed and CARF

Donald Kunkel, AssessMed’s Executive Vice President comments that, “Receiving the CARF accreditation demonstrates our commitment to continuously meeting the highest possible levels of service delivery standards while consistently delivering a high quality product; a product that is designed around the core fundamental principles of only providing our valued clients with truly objective, evidence-based, and unbiased independent medical evaluations”.

Dr. Benjamin Clark, AssessMed’s Executive Medical Director adds, “The CARF Accreditation process provides our organization with a solid operational foundation and excellent business acumen to guide us on a daily basis. The ultimate responsibility of every assessment company is to ensure, on a day to day basis, the integrity of each and every examinee is safe-guarded, and that all stakeholders are confident the entire assessment process is beyond compromise”.

>>AssessMed assists organization by providing objective Independent Medical Evaluation services across Canada. Contact us today to learn about our suite of services.

About Don Kunkel

I am the President of AssessMed, a company that specializes in providing unbiased, evidence-based medical assessments and file reviews. I have over 25 years of experience, and many years of leadership in the insurance industry, working as an insurance adjuster and representative before moving into the Independent Medical Evaluation area in 2001. The continued success of AssessMed relies on our focus and dedication to our clients; adjusters, legal professionals, and HR consultants all of whom have very different requirements. We pride ourselves on our commitment to exceptional customer service to help make the process simpler for every individual involved.
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