|Tips for Accreditation Readiness
Quality Improvement Plan (QIP). Organizations receiving recommendations from a CARF survey are required to complete a QIP.
In order to be useful, a good QIP contains interventions that affect actual and continuous change. A common recommendation for organizations is that treatment plans are often not consistently measurable, achievable, and time-specific.
An ineffective QIP action might state: "Direct-service staff will receive training about how to write objectives that are measurable, achievable, and time-specific." Although at "face value" this appears to be an effective intervention, training of staff often does not mean a direct translation to actual and consistent change. We suggest that at least five treatment plans from each provider be reviewed following the training.