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 hospice standards both now open for public comment.
“CHAP worked with customers and other experts in hospice and palliative care to develop a cutting-edge system of new standards and processes that can guide organizations to new levels of excellence” Peggy Pettit, CHAP’s Board Chair Emeritus and EVP of VITAS HealthCare Corp.
The expansion of home-based palliative care means patients and families are selecting providers daily. CHAP is responding with a palliative care certification available to existing accredited organizations, as well as other providers in 2019. CHAP’s dedication to partnering with organizations to provide safe, high-quality care spurred the development of this important program. Ms. Pettit also remarked, “I am excited about the new hospice standards rollout and proud of CHAP’s new certification in palliative care program”.
The revised hospice standards now stand as a separate manual, emphasizing patient care and reducing administrative requirements. “The national data clearly directed CHAP to focus on the delivery of quality hospice care and lessen the burden of management standards” Cordt Kassner, CHAP’s Vice Chair Board of Directors, and CEO Hospice Analytics.
CHAP has released proposed 2019 Draft Hospice Standards and the 2019 Draft Palliative Care Certification Standards for public comment through October 15, 2018.
Please contribute your ideas and offer comments by clicking on the links below, joining the Draft Hospice Standards Public Comment Yammer Group and/ or the Palliative Care Draft Standards Public Comment Yammer Group. Please also complete the hospice standards survey and/or the palliative care standards survey.