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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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Thursday, January 4, 2018

CHAP Announces CMS Approval of Jan 2018 Home Health Standards of Excellence Including New HHA Medicare CoPs

CMS Approved CHAP Home Health 2018 Standards of Excellence

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Announces President and CEO

CHAP Announces President and CEO- Barbara McCann

Thursday, October 19, 2017

CHAP Approved to Conduct Initial Licensure Surveys for Home Health Providers in California

CHAP now offers initial licensure surveys for Home Health providers in the state of California.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Announces President and CEO Departure

WASHINGTON D.C. — After more than three years leading Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP), CEO Karen Collishaw, has announced her resignation. The Board of Directors appreciate the contributions Karen has made to CHAP over her tenure and wish her the very best in her new endeavors.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) Announces the 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence v.1 for Home Health Providers

Revised standards will help home health agencies meet the changing Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Conditions of Participation (CoPs) that are currently proposed to take effect Jan. 2018

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.