Providing the best hospice care takes teamwork. CHAP is also part of that team.



Hospice agencies provide care to people at the end of life. During this challenging time, hospice offers high-quality care that is designed to help the patient and the family live as fully as possible. 

Hospice supports the patient’s and family’s emotional, social and spiritual needs while also treating the patient’s medical symptoms and providing pain management.

Hospice is delivered wherever a patient calls home, including hospice centers, hospitals or nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. That’s why hospice care is made up of a team of providers who might include physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, home health aides, social workers and therapists.  

CHAP is also part of that team. 

As a partner in accreditation, we provide the tools and resources hospice providers need to deliver the best patient care.

Who should apply for accreditation?

Any hospice organization that provides care directly to patients. Licensing requirements for hospice providers vary by state. CHAP provides hospice accreditation for deemed (Medicare-certified) and non-deemed programs. If you’re unsure about licensing requirements in your state or need more information about services that qualify for CHAP accreditation, check here before applying. 

What are the costs?

Costs for accreditation vary depending on the type of services you provide and the number of locations where you provide them. CHAP accreditation for all services is valid for a three-year period. Costs are billed in two interest-free installments.

How do I apply for accreditation?

There are only seven steps for CHAP accreditation, from the initial application to full accreditation. Get started now in CHAP LinQ.

Where do I go for help?

If you need support as you fill out your application, check our frequently asked questions about the accreditation process or send us an email — we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.