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CHAP: Community Health Accreditation Partner | Standards of Excellence


Exclusive CHAPCA member benefits:

CHAP will provide CHAPCA members 50% off the initial Accreditation deposit, including renewals, as well as 10% off on educational offerings.

CHAP will provide unique discount coupons to CHAPCA to distribute to provider members seeking accreditation.  Please contact CHAPCA at [email protected] for the discount codes.

Work Restriction Guidance for Asymptomatic Health Care

Staff Exposed to COVID-19

If your staff has been exposed to individuals with confirmed or suspected cases of COVID-19 there are steps you should take to ensure the safety of your patients.

Click below to access the checklist that will provide you guidance on when to put work restrictions in place.


Work Restriction Guidance for Asymptomatic Health Care Staff Exposed to Individuals with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19


Compliance Guides for Home Health

Let CHAP help!

 Click on the links below to access our one-page CMS blanket waiver guide, infection control guidelines, and view our webinar on waivers and tips for compliance.

Home Health Guide to CHAP Infection Control Standards - Pandemic Considerations June 2020
This document provides pandemic considerations for Infection Control standards of the CHAP Home Health Standards of Excellence The corresponding CMS regulation is included. The intent of this document is to provide guidance on infection control measures which may be required to address pandemic needs.
Home Health CMS Blanket Waiver Guide
This one page document provides a succinct summary of the current Federal Blanket Waivers implemented to assist providers in their challenges due to COVID-19. The list includes those waivers published prior to June 14, 2020 and are retroactive to March 1, 2020. The Federal Waivers will expire the final date of the Public Health Emergency. For those desiring detailed information, please download the detailed Blanket Waiver document.

Home Health CMS Blanket Waiver as of June 2020

This webinar addresses the Blanket Waivers for Home Health in effect from March 1 through the date of webinar publication on June 17th. Waivers updated after June 17th are not included in this webinar. The webinar provides information on the waiver, the CHAP Standard and CMS regulation impacted by the waiver and tips for compliance.

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     CHAP Is Officially Resuming Site Visits!

    CHAP is resuming regular site visit activity the week of June 8, 2020. This means that accredited organizations can expect a re-certification visit or a focus visit associated with a previous site visit. Site visits for deemed organizations remain unannounced. Initial site visits will continue to be scheduled based on readiness. Re-accreditation visits for all other organizations will be scheduled per our usual process.  

    NOTE: The re-accreditation or initial surveys of DMEPOS are not yet authorized by CMS.  

    • The scheduling of CHAP site visits will be based on a state’s re-opening criteria. 

    CHAP site visitors will be assessing compliance with standards acknowledging:

    • Current federal blanket waivers for home health and hospice regulations - if your organization obtained a specific waiver, please have that available at the time of your site visit;
    • State Medicaid waivers, and
    • Applicable state executive orders.

    If you have questions, please contact your Director of Accreditation. We appreciate your continued dedication to the delivery of quality patient during this pandemic.

    Hospice Blanket Waivers.pdf

    Home Health Blanket Waivers.pdf


    CHAP Webinars

    CHAP Hospice Licensure Standards of Excellence v.1.1.0

    CHAP is contracted with several states to complete the licensure site visit. This may enable providers to attain licensure sooner than through other means. This set of standards is a subset of the total Hospice standards and includes only those requirements which would need to be in place to obtain licensure. REGISTER

    California Hospice Licensure Standards v.1.1.0

    The California Hospice Licensure Standards are a set of standards that include CHAP requirements related to aspects of licensure that are compliant with California requirements. as well as, California specific licensure requirements that are not addressed through CHAP hospice standards. REGISTER

    CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence

    CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence are designed to give supportive care to people in the final phase of a terminal illness and focus on comfort and quality of life, rather than cure.

    Hospice programs generally are home-based, home being defined as where the patient lives including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, group homes, and inpatient hospice units as well as private homes. The philosophy of hospice is to provide support for the patient's emotional, social, and spiritual needs as well as medical symptoms as part of treating the whole person. REGISTER

    CHAP Palliative Care Webinar Series

    Palliative Care is the organized delivery of patient and family-centered care that optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing and treating symptoms of individuals with serious illness. Palliative care addresses the physical, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of the patient and the family, as well as facilitating access to information and choice. It is provided and coordinated by an interdisciplinary team in any setting.

    Join CHAP as we call upon experts to address key areas of quality in palliative care. Purchase as an eight (8) course bundled series and receive a discount! Earn up to 6.0 CE contact hours for this webinar series.  If viewing in a group format, each person must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. REGISTER


    Please see each individual course page for CE information 

    1. Palliative Care Certification for Independent Providers: Part 1: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded July 22, 2019. For more information click here:
    2. Palliative Care Certification for Independent Providers: Part 2: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded July 25, 2019. For more information click here:
    3. The Importance of the Physician Role on the Palliative Care Team: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded July 29, 2019 at 2PM EDT.  For more information click here:
    4. Let’s Make This Formal! The Palliative Care IDG: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded August 30, 2019 at 2PM EDT. For more information click here:
    5. Effective Pain and Symptom Management: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded September 30, 2019 at 2PM EDT. For more information click here:
    6. Who's on First? Leadership and Governance on your Palliative Care Team: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded October 25, 2019 at 2PM EDT. For more information click here:
    7. We Are Invited Guests: The Crucial Role of Consultant Etiquette in Palliative Care: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded November 25, 2019 at 2PM ET. For more information click here:
    8. Sustainability and Succession Planning in Palliative Care: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded December 9, 2019 at 2PM ET. For more information click here:

    CHAP has FREE COVID-19 Resources Available for Hospice Providers

    The Community Health Accreditation Partner is a proud education partner to CHAPCA and is currently offering an abundance of FREE resources to hospice providers containing information on COVID-19.  Please be sure to visit the education website for FREE COVID-19 webinars, weekly FAQ's, and up-to-date resources for providers.  

      • An on-demand webinar: Emergency Preparedness in the context of this pandemic.
      • An on-demand webinar on caring for Your First COVID-19 patient, some good, practical information.
      • The FAQ's from weekly conference calls 3 conference calls per week sharing updates from CMS, CDC and (in some cases) state information pertaining to COVID-19.   

    COVID 19 CMS Vaccination Mandate

    Medicare certified HHAs, hospices, & infusion nursing must have processes in place and documentation confirming that staff are fully vaccinated or have an exemption (THERE IS NO TESTING OPTION).

    Learn the new CMS CoPs, standards and what processes, procedures, and vaccination documentation you will need to have in place by December 5, 2021. 

    Review Presentation


    We will continue to update you with any changes and encourage you to participate in our COVID-19 conference calls.

    Thursdays 3:00 PM EST

    Call number: 646-307-1479

    Participant code: 246854#


    We've established a COVID-19 telephone line for immediate questions:

    202-862-3416 or 202-862-3413 then enter 9

    (Monday-Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM EST)




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