The Standard

CHAP’s blog, The Standard, is your resource for the latest in home and community-based health care accreditation news.  

Our team is on top of the latest regulatory shifts and policy changes and has insights about how what happens in DC or your state's capital will affect your business. Our analysis will give you the information and clarity you need to prepare for the future of health care. 

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2018 Hospice Final Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule that will update the Medicare hospice payment rates. Hospice provides will see an estimated 1.0 percent increase in Medicare payments for 2018. This rule discusses new quality measures and provides an update on the Hospice...

CHAP Providers: We are here to help YOU

CHAP knows our providers have been busy providing quality care. We are excited to serve our new and existing partners as their accreditation and education partner. As many are aware, the new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) take effect January 13, 2018...

DONATE- Hurricane Disaster Relief Fund

CHAP understands the struggles of community-based organizations providing home care, hospice, HME and pharmacy services in areas impacted by hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The devastating effects include flood waters, power loss, as well as the challenges of finding patients and...

Public Policy Summit Recap

This week CHAP leadership participated in a public policy summit hosted by the Council of State Home Care Associations. The summit featured top officials from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Division of Home Health and Hospice, as well as staff from three Medicare...