Set the Standard with CHAP Accreditation
Accreditation reflects an organization’s commitment and dedication to demonstrating a higher level of performance and quality patient care. It is an evaluation process to assess the quality of health care providers. A CHAP-accredited organization has demonstrated that it has met regulatory requirements and nationally recognized standards. Accredited Home Health and Hospice providers also demonstrate compliance with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Conditions of Participation for Medicare Certification. CHAP Standards of Excellence were created by community-based care industry experts with your specific organizational needs in mind.
Choosing the right accreditation partner is important for your success. That is why CHAP reviews all application information to ensure you are ready to start the process. Set-up is easy and you can track your readiness and at your own pace with the CHAP Self Study. Our customer accreditation management system, CHAPLinQ, allows you to document compliance and track your progress in preparation of the site visit. Learn more about the Accreditation Process, Costs and Licensure Requirements.
Accreditation is a commitment to compliance, quality and excellence. For many services, accreditation may be necessary to open or continue operating within your community. Accreditation helps to differentiate your organization from the competition in areas that are most important to patients and family caregivers. Regarded as a key benchmark for measuring quality, accreditation gives your organization an opportunity to distinguish its strengths and establish areas for improvement. Payors, managed care organizations and insurers are also increasingly more discerning about partnering with organizations demonstrating a commitment to quality care.
Testimonials Directly from Our Clients
With CHAP we felt that the survey was fair, the approach was collaborative regarding the improvements that we needed to make. It is one of the things that sets us apart: people know that we really do care about our business.
Greg, Vice President of Business Development,
CHAP-accredited Home Health agency
Our surveyor was the most educational surveyor I have ever experienced. She was patient and kind to everyone during her visit. She never made us nervous or worried. She took a great deal of time to answer any questions we had and never once made us feel like we were bothering her.
Tamra, Nurse with 32 years experience,
CHAP-accredited Home Health
From the very start the staff at CHAP have been nothing but amazing. Our surveyor put all our apprehensions to rest. She was the most helpful surveyor I have ever had the experience of working with.
CHAP Releases Two Sets of Standards for Public Comment: New Palliative Care Certification Standards and Revised Hospice Standards
September 12, 2018
September 12, 2018 After 20+ years of having the privilege of accrediting hospices, the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) announces the release of a new comprehensive Palliative Care Certification Program and revised [...]
September 6, 2018
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services releases Home Health Final Interpretive Guidelines associated with the new Conditions of Participation (CoPs) for HHAs that became effective on January 13, 2018. To access the memorandum, [...]
September 6, 2018
VNA Philadelphia, the oldest and largest non-profit home health and hospice provider in the Philadelphia area and a CHAP Accredited organization, has partnered with Health Recovery Solutions (HRS) to reduce hospital readmission rates [...]
A Trusted Accreditation Partner
CHAP-accredited service providers enjoy international recognition for their commitment to excellence. The value of CHAP accreditation is more than a certificate hanging on the wall. CHAP accreditation is evidence that your organization strives to improve healthcare service delivery — creating a foundation for consumer satisfaction.
Whether you provide skilled nursing, personal care services or medical equipment for home and community-based care, CHAP accreditation is a sign of the continuing advancement of quality on which millions of consumers rely. Learn more and choose CHAP today.