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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House Republicans Introduce American Health Care Act

Earlier this week Republican members of the House Energy and Commerce and Ways and Means Committees announced their legislative proposals as part of the American Health Care Act, which seeks to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). This is following the introduction of H.R. 1275 into...

Powdered Gloves Ban

In case you missed it, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published in the Federal Register on December 19, 2016 a ban on Powdered Surgeon’s Gloves, Powdered Patient Examination Gloves, and Absorbable Powder for Lubricating a Surgeon’s Glove. This final rule which was effective...

Update to Trump Administration Healthcare Picks

Two updates were announced this week surrounding Trump Administration picks for key healthcare positions. Today it was confirmed that the Senate Finance Committee has voted to confirm Seema Verma as the next administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In addition, Brian...

CMS Nominee Begins Senate Finance Committee Hearings

Last week, Seema Verma testified before lawmakers on the Senate Finance Committee following her nomination to become administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). This role is expected to be influential in the process to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) under...

Executive Order Pauses CMS Bundled Payments

As a result of the recent executive order signed by President Trump, which froze all new regulations, the implementation of the new expanded bundled payment model by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has been pushed back 60 days. The final rule for this model was issued in...

Tom Price Confirmed as Secretary of the HHS

On Friday, February 10, Tom Price was confirmed by the Senate as the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Secretary Price is an orthopedic surgeon who formerly served in the U.S. House of Representatives as the Chair of the House Budget Committee and a member of the...