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Issues affecting home and community-based health care are often in the news.

Get to know us and what we care about by taking a look through the following press releases, alerts and other news items on this page.  

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Community Health Accreditation Partner Announces Launch of New Education Platform

The Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) announced on Monday, May 4, the release of its new learning management system (LMS) - CHAP Education.




Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHAP Announces Promotions and Transitions as It Strengthens Quality and the Accreditation Process

The Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) today announced changes to its Senior Leadership Team and staff that will enable the organization to continue its progress toward becoming the best partner in home and community-based health care.




Thursday, January 29, 2015

CHAP Appoints Two and Announces New Leadership for its Board of Directors

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc. (CHAP) announces the appointment of Patricia T. Driscoll, BSN, MSN, JD, and Maureen Spivack to its Board of Directors, effective January 1, 2015, for three-year terms.




Friday, December 19, 2014

CHAP Dominates Medicare-certified Home Health and Hospice Market for Third Year in a Row

The Community Health Accreditation Program continues to be the accreditation partner of choice for the largest number of home and community-based health care providers in both the Medicare-certified home health and hospice markets, according to information published in the Federal Register.




Thursday, October 30, 2014

CHAP LinQ Turns One!

One year ago, CHAP launched CHAP LinQ – Linking Innovation and Quality, a new primary software solution for all accreditation processes, from the initial application and documentation of the self-study to developing plans of correction and reporting of accreditation decisions. LinQ was created to enhance efficiency through automating processes that had previously been manual, and to promote transparency by providing customers with real time access to all of their accreditation data.




Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The IMPACT Act and CHAP Providers

On Monday, October 6, President Obama signed the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act of 2014 into law. As we have highlighted in our previous updates, the Act includes a provision that requires hospice care programs to be surveyed by state or local agencies every three years. It also requires Medicare post-acute care providers to implement standardized data collection and reporting for patient assessments,care-quality metrics and resource use.




Friday, August 29, 2014

VNA of Somerset Hills Nurse Selected as One of Nation’s Top Home Care and Hospice Nurses

Recently, Gail Bechtold, RN, from VNA of Somerset Hills – a CHAP accredited agency – was selected as the 2014 Home Care & Hospice Nurse of the Year from New Jersey.




Thursday, June 19, 2014

CHAP Supports Vulnerable Patient Study

A recent study, published in the June 2014 edition of Health Affairs, examines a growing body of evidence suggesting that Medicare reimbursement policies may compromise access to care for certain groups of beneficiaries due to insufficient payment to providers for their complex needs.




Thursday, May 29, 2014

CHAP Accredited Hospice Honored With Quality Award

On June 3, 2014, The Community Hospice, a CHAP-accredited hospice organization located in Rensselaer, NY, will be one of 28 organizations to be honored with the 2014 IPRO (the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for New York State) Quality Award.




Monday, May 5, 2014

CHAP Sponsors Groundbreaking National Home Care and Hospice Study

The largest study of its kind, this 6-month national effort identifies present and future trends that affect agencies and the patients they serve. Over 1,100 participants were interviewed as part of the study. CHAP was a co-sponsor of the study in conjunction with other industry leaders.