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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CMS Announces Continued Recognition of CHAP

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the continued recognition of the Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP)’s home health accreditation for use by home health agencies to demonstrate compliance with the Medicare home health Conditions of Participation (...

William A. Dombi Named President of NAHC

On February 20, 2018, the Board of Directors of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) announced the appointment of William A. Dombi as the President of NAHC. Mr. Dombi was originally named interim president of NAHC in August 2017 following the passing of NAHC&...

Impact of Revised CoPs for Home Health Agencies

Last month the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule with new home health Conditions of Participation (CoPs). Since then, agencies across the nation have been working to figure out how to prepare for the revised rule. In addition, with the Trump administration freezing...

Continued Efforts to Delay Pre-Claim Review

Across the nation, many are anticipating the new presidential administration. However, with a few weeks left in 2017, home health providers continue to focus on current efforts to delay the pre-claim review (PCR) demonstration, which was introduced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (...