Blog & News2022-11-29T19:34:10-05:00

Emergency Preparedness: Exempt or Not Exempt? That is the Question

By Jennifer Kennedy, Vice President Quality & Standards We are more than three weeks into 2022’s peak hurricane season months and things have been scarily quiet. I knock on wood as these words are written. In May, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) forecasted an above-normal Atlantic hurricane season before the start of the in June. In [...]

August 19th, 2022|Categories: CHAP News|

SimiTree’s QAPI Program Awarded “CHAP Verified” Seal

Part of this process by CHAP included conducting a thorough product survey to verify that the program allows organizations to meet the intent of CHAP’s applicable standards. “A review of various SimiTree QAPI documents confirmed a robust QAPI program for home health and hospice agencies, stated Teresa Harbour, SVP Accreditation at CHAP. “Their tools were very comprehensive and [...]

August 19th, 2022|Categories: CHAP News|

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Exposed Health Equity in Medicare

Prepare Now for Health Equity Requirements in the Pipeline Background Equity and disparity have been ongoing issues in healthcare for years. But it took the COVID-19 pandemic to bring it into the spotlight at a federal level as a quality-of-care concern. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted a Preliminary Medicare COVID-19 Data Snapshot in June [...]

July 19th, 2022|Categories: CHAP News|

CMS Posts Home Health Proposed Payment Update Rule

CMS posted the proposed home health payment update rule on the Federal Register Public Inspection desk on June 17, 2022. The rule will be posted in the Federal Register on June 23. 2022. Medicare Program 2023 Home Health Prospective Payment System Summary of the rule: The proposed rule includes proposals and routine updates to the Medicare Home Health [...]

June 21st, 2022|Categories: CHAP News|

From Virtual Selling to “In Real Life” #IRL

Everyone has had their fair share of COVID and how it affected us not only on a personal level but on a professional level as well. We have found that some professionals are having difficulties transitioning back to #IRL. Let's talk about the last two years through the lens of a business development professional and a few essential [...]

June 16th, 2022|Categories: CHAP News|

Jan Sweat Joins CHAP as VP of Learning Solutions

Sweat to develop, implement, facilitate performance improving education and certification programs for providers ARLINGTON, VA — June 10, 2022 — Jan Sweat comes to CHAP with over 25 years of experience in healthcare, with a focus in the post-acute industry. For nearly two decades, she worked for Kindred at Home in sales, sales leadership, operations, and talent development. [...]

June 6th, 2022|Categories: CHAP News|

Healthcare Social Work: Supports Your Organization’s Success

March 18, 2019 I can just see the eyes rolling as you read the title, and think “sure, social work”, but, please hear me out. The emphasis on value-based results and achieving patient outcomes has led much of healthcare to understand that ‘health’ is more than an individual’s physical status.  The health of the body is entwined [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: President's Corner|

Home Infusion Services Medicare Benefit effective January 1, 2021

Federal Register Vol 84, No. 217 released November 8, 2019 Section 4: Home Infusion Therapy (HIT) Provisions The new Medicare home Infusion services benefit is provided in a Medicare beneficiary’s home. The beneficiary must be currently under the care of a physician, nurse practitioner or physician’s assistant. (Section 1861(iii)(3)(A)). CMS defines which drugs are approved for home [...]

June 17th, 2020|Categories: CHAP News|
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