Over the past several years, CHAP and a team of industry experts from around the country dedicated themselves to the most significant revision to date of the CHAP Standards of Excellence. Rather than simply updating the current service-specific standards, we developed a set of revised CHAP Standards of Excellence that are relevant across all home and community-based services.
After a rigorous assessment of CHAP’s current Standards of Excellence, we identified areas that were missing or needed improvement when compared to national quality improvement initiatives. In doing so, we identified opportunities to streamline content, eliminate redundancy and enhance clarity.
The CHAP Standards of Excellence revision process was authorized by the CHAP Board of Directors in 2013 and was overseen and guided by the Standards Quality Board (SQB), a group of nationally recognized industry experts representing key stakeholders. The SQB and a CHAP Board of Directors Standards task force were responsible for reviewing and approving all standards.
The 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence v.1 for home health providers went through several periods of review by industry stakeholders and were released for public comment in January 2016. Feedback on the content, structure, and level of burden was incorporated into the final set of standards.