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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Update: Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017

Earlier this week Republican Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) announced that they would not support bringing to the floor of the Senate for a full vote the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). This major setback to the Republican led plan to repeal and replace the Affordable...

Senate Finance Committee Approves CHRONIC Care Act

The Senate Finance Committee recently approved the Creating High-Quality Results and Outcomes Necessary to Improve Chronic (CHRONIC) Care Act (S. 870) of 2017, which is designed to improve health outcomes for Medicare beneficiaries living with chronic diseases by expanding access to telehealth...

State Officials Urging HHS for More Power

Last week Attorneys General from 37 states penned a letter to Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Tom Price requesting policy changes surrounding Medicaid funding. The goal of this effort is to allow Medicaid funds to be used to investigate alleged abuse or neglect in the...

Legislative Effort to Repeal Home Care Wage Rule

Earlier this week Senate Republicans announced that a bill is being drafted with the goal of rolling back minimum wage and overtime protections granted to home care workers in 2015 under the Obama Administration. This bill would be designed to reverse steps taken by the Department of Labor (DOL) to...