Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) is an independent, nonprofit accrediting organization for home and community-based healthcare organizations. CHAP accreditation demonstrates that our home health, palliative care, and hospice programs meet the industry’s highest standards.
CHAP has deemed authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine whether providers meet CMS quality standards and the Medicare Conditions of Participation. Deeming authority means that CMS recognizes accreditation by CHAP as meeting or exceeding Medicare standards.
Compassus has earned 99% CHAP accreditation for our hospice locations.
“CHAP accreditation is a testament to our commitment to quality and operational excellence,” said Jen Hale, vice president of clinical quality and standards for Compassus. “Evaluation by a third-party accrediting agency ensures we fully comply with the medicare & Medicaid for Medicare Certification.”
The rigorous evaluation by CHAP begins with preparation at the local program followed by unscheduled in-person visits. The visits are designed to evaluate the program’s clinical care quality, patient and family experiences, and processes for ensuring long-term viability.