Join us for an live webcast on September 10, 2014 where we will discuss the implications of CMS’s newest phase of sanctions.
Learn more about the CHAP Standards of Excellence Revision Process.
Learn more about how CHAP is innovating and leading the way in home and community-based care with the CHAP 2014 Strategic Framework.
CHAP and CHAP LinQ featured in Microsoft video case study highlighting Microsoft's Surface Pro
Introducing CHAP LinQ - Linking Innovation and Quality! CHAP LinQ is now live. Find out what your organization needs to know about this exciting launch!
Find a CHAP accredited provider near you using the CHAP Accredited Agency Locator.
Get started on the road to CHAP accreditation by applying online today.
Microsoft Video Case Study featuring CHAP and CHAP LinQ highlights utilization of Surface Pro
CHAP offers Home Health accreditation for deemed and non-deemed home health agencies, and accredits more home health providers than any other accrediting organization with deeming authority.
CHAP offers Hospice accreditation for deemed and non-deemed Hospice agencies, and accredits more Hospice providers than any other accrediting organization with deeming authority.
CHAP has full deeming authority from CMS for DMEPOS products and services. Learn more about CHAP Home Medical Equipment accreditation today.
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Ernest Gaines - Jackson , MS President/Director, Your Choice Medical Supply
Recently, Gail Bechtold, RN, from VNA of Somerset Hills – a CHAP accredited agency – was selected as the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year from New Jersey.
Recently, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final rule that reschedules hydrocodone combination products from schedule III to the more restrictive schedule II of the Controlled Substances Act effective October 6, 2014.
On August 22, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services CMS issued Change Request (CR) 8877 to provide an update to hospice diagnosis and claims reporting. The instruction provides a manual update and provider education for new editing for principal diagnoses that are not appropriate for reporting on hospice claims.
Earlier this month, the Journal of American Geriatrics Society published the results of a study conducted on the effect of home-based primary care (HBPC) over two years at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. According to the study, MedStar geriatricians found that when medical care for frail elders with advanced illness shifted to the home, total Medicare costs were reduced by 17 percent during the two-year period.
Earlier this month, the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging released a new learning tool entitled, “Building Respect for LGBT Older Adults.” The tool was developed by the Administration for Community Living and Administration on Aging to increase awareness of the issues faced by LGBT individuals living in long-term care.
Earlier this month, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued Change Request (CR) 8802, which allows Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Zone Program Integrity Contractors (ZPICs) the discretion to deny claims that are considered to be “related.”
On August 6, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began the implementation phase of fingerprint-based background checks for individuals with five percent or greater ownership interest in a provider or supplier that falls under CMS’s high-risk category.
On September 3, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a webinar entitled “OASIS-CI/ICD9” from 2:00-3:30 p.m. EDT. The webinar, which is intended for Home Health Agency providers, State Survey Agencies and Regional Office Staff, will feature a discussion of the new OASIS-CI data set that is set to be implemented January 1, 2015.
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Held in Washington, D.C., VNAA Public Policy Leadership Conference provides an opportunity for hospice and home health care providers to network with each other and with their representatives in Congress, receive training and education in the latest issues regarding health care and hospice policy and gain an insider's perspective on the outlook toward health care-related issues in Congress and the administration.
Join us for an live webcast on September 10, 2014 where we will discuss the implications of CMS’s newest phase of sanctions for home health agencies and how CHAP accreditation can reduce your risk.
JOIN HOMECARE INDUSTRY LEADERS AND PRACTITIONERS from throughout the Maryland-D.C. region at the beautiful Turf Valley Conference Center, for the Annual Meeting of the Maryland-National Capital Home Association
Welcome to the must-attend meeting for the home care industry, the HCAOA Annual Leadership Conference. This year with ever evolving regulations on the horizon, home care providers are facing what is culminating into a "Perfect Storm," a time of dramatic change for care providers across the country. The 2014 Home Care Association of America Leadership Conference is your opportunity to learn about current issues, trends and strategies that will help your organization thrive and become more competitive by acquiring and retaining more customers.Attendees will be immersed in the latest home care innovations, business strategies, practice and methods throughout the conference and have the opportunity to learn from industry leaders in keynote speeches and expert breakout sessions on a range of must-see-topics.
The NAHC Annual Meeting & Exposition consistently draws an audience of 2,000 – 3,000 professionals who have dedicated themselves to serving the needs of the home care and hospice community. Baby boomers are submitting their applications for Medicare and over the next 20 yearsthere will be approximately 4 million baby boomers applying each year. Home care and hospice professionals will be at the forefront of patient care.
NHPCO's 15th Clinical Team Conference and Pediatric Intensive (CTC) will celebrate hospice palliative care's 40 year legacy of excellence in providing compassionate care at the end of life. Those who work and volunteer in the field have significantly improved care for those at the end of life and their families. Hospice palliative care's holistic, compassionate, interdisciplinary approach to care at the end of life has moved upstream and is being incorporated into many healthcare arenas; there is much to celebrate.
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CHAP is glad to welcome Karen Collishaw, CAE, our newly appointed President and Chief Executive Officer. Read the full press release here.
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