2010 News

December, 14, 2010

Community Health Accreditation Program Appoints Community-based Healthcare Thought Leaders to its Board of Directors

Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP, Inc.) today announced the appointment of five new three-year term members and two one-year Sphere of Influence members to the CHAP Board of Directors. The new appointees represent community-based healthcare sectors and were appointed at CHAP's November 2010 Board meeting.

December, 13, 2010

CMS Release - Home Health Face-to-Face Encounter; A New Home Health Certification Requirement

A new Medicare home health law goes into effect on January 1st that affirms the role of the physician as the person who orders home health care based on personal examination of the patient. Effective in January, a physician who certifies a patient as eligible for Medicare home health services must see the patient. The law also allows the requirement to be satisfied if a non-physician practitioner (NPP) sees the patient, when the NPP is working for or in collaboration with the physician.

November, 11, 2010

CHAP Website Redesigned for a More Compelling User Friendly Experience

CHAP website redesigned to provide more content and online resources for community-based providers, insurers and regulators, and consumers.

November, 3, 2010

CMS Release

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced that the following final rule is on display at the Federal Register: Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2011

September, 17, 2010

CMS Press Release

CMS Survey & Certification Memorandum - Impact of Nursing Shortage on Hospice Care

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