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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MLN Connects to Host IMPACT Act Call

The Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation of 2014 (IMPACT Act) requires the reporting of standardized patient assessment data by Post-Acute Care (PAC) providers, including skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, inpatient rehabilitation facilities, and long-term care hospitals...

Call for Participants for IMPACT Act Pilot Study

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is currently seeking participants for a pilot study designed to develop and implement two Transfer of Health Information and Care Preferences (TOH) quality measures. These TOH measures meet requirements under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care...

Home Health Quality of Patient Care Star Rating Call

Next week, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will host a call through MLN Connects to provide updates to the Home Health Quality of Patient Care star rating on Home Health Compare. This call, which will take place on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at 1:30 P.M. E.S.T., will review...

CMS to Release Updated Home Health Compare Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently announced plans to release Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Home Health Care Survey (HHCAHPS) data later this month. Updated HHCAHPS data will be publicly reported on Home Health Compare on January 15, 2017. ...

CMS Releases New Hospice Data

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released new hospice data collected by Hospice Item Set (HIS) and Hospice Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Survey (CAHPS) between July 2015 and June 2016. This marks the first publication of national hospice data by...