Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced that Gracious Care Hospice has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP HOSPICE Standards of Excellence. By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Gracious Care Hospice has also been deemed to meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and is certified as a Medicare provider.
CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Gracious Care Hospice 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.
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 more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Teresa Harbour, Senior Vice President, Accreditation, at 202.467.1701, or firstname.lastname@example.org. For additional information, contact Gracious Care Hospice at 503 893 9866.