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Health Care Accreditation Consultants Specializing in Behavioral Health

From preparing for initial accreditation and keeping up with changing requirements to survey preparation and continuous survey readiness, behavioral health care compliance is a big job to handle alone.

Barrins & Associates has been an experienced, trusted partner to over 300 organizations nationwide. The firm was founded by Anne Barrins, MS, CSW. She has 34 years of experience in behavioral health care compliance management and was a Joint Commission surveyor for 13 years.

In that capacity, Ms. Barrins surveyed a wide array of behavioral health care organizations throughout the United States and served as faculty for Joint Commission educational programs. Her operational experience in health care quality management includes executive positions in the private and public sector including Henry Ford Health System, New York State Office of Mental Health, and Four Winds Psychiatric Hospital.

Since 1999, Ms. Barrins has led the Barrins & Associates consulting firm, which specializes in TJC accreditation and CMS.

 

Anne Barrins, MS, CSW

Anne Barrins, MS, CSW

  • President / CEO
Colleen Sawyer, RN, MS

Colleen Sawyer, RN, MS

  • 12 years as CMS surveyor
  • Former CEO and Director of Nursing
Claire Burchfield, LCSW, CPHQ

Claire Burchfield, LCSW, CPHQ

  • Former Director for Quality Management
  • 17 years leading TJC survey readiness
Mark Halal, LCSW

Mark Halal, LCSW

  • 6 years as TJC surveyor
  • 30 years as BH executive
Jared Shapiro, MPH, CEM, CHFM

Jared Shapiro, MPH, CEM, CHFM

  • Expert in NFPA Life Safety Code, TJC, CMS standards
  • Senior Director of Environmental Health & Safety for large NYC Health System
Michelle Luttrell, MSN, RN, CPHQ

Michelle Luttrell, MSN, RN, CPHQ

  • Former Director of Quality/Compliance for two nationwide psychiatric hospital companies
  • Former CNO
Gayle Nash, RN, MPH

Gayle Nash, RN, MPH

  • 13 years as TJC surveyor
  • 38 years nursing leadership experience
Laura Sellers, RHIA

Laura Sellers, RHIA

  • Expertise in information technology and EHR implementation
  • 27 years leading TJC survey readiness
Jacqueline Gacek, RN, MS

Jacqueline Gacek, RN, MS

  • 30+ years healthcare management experience
  • Former Director of Quality & Risk Management; EHR implementation expertise

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