Community Home Health & Hospice awarded CHAP Accreditation

Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP home health & hospice standards of excellence. By achieving CHAP accreditation, Community has also been deemed to meet the Medicare conditions of participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.

CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Community meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long term viability. Simply stated, adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care.

Of the award, Greg Pang, Community president and CEO said, “We are honored to receive CHAP-accreditation for providing top quality services to our patients and clients. We are proud of our highly-skilled and compassionate staff who are the key to our successful accreditation. CHAP accreditation is a testament to our community that our quality is unsurpassed.” Community voluntarily seeks CHAP accreditation so patients and families can have peace of mind about their care.

“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Community has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Karen Collishaw, CHAP President & CEO. “This is the ninth year Community has achieved CHAP Accreditation, and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.

For additional information about Community Home Health, contact Vice President Randy Dalton at rdalton@chhh.org or 360.414.5415.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process go to www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Nathan Constable, Senior Manager, Communications and Industry Affairs, at 202.467.1716, or nconstable@chapinc.org.

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