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  • Crosswalk of CHAP'S 2019 Hospice Standards of Excellence to CMS Hospice Conditions of Participation

    This document acts a resource for providers to reflect the correlation between the CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospice and the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence Revision published in 2019/

    This document acts a resource for providers to reflect the correlation between  the CMS Conditions of Participation for Hospice and the CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence Revision published in 2019/ 

  • CHAP Home Care - Gaining Compliance Under the New Home Care Standards (Previously Known as Private Duty)

    An overview of the CHAP Home Care Standards of Excellence that became effective January1, 2021 and replaced the prior CHAP Private Duty Standards of Excellence and CHAP Core Standards.

    The focus of this webinar is geared toward the provider who had been previously accredited under the CHAP Private Duty Standards of Excellence. Key points for review include the differences between the prior standards and our current Home Care standards and the importance of having knowledge of any state requirements for the services each agency provides. Resources to aid in preparation of a site visit are also shared. 

    By the end of February 2021, a separate Home Care webinar offering will be posted on the education page with a focus towards the new Home Care Provider and will address in more detail tips for compliance and common areas of citations on site visits. 

    Bobbie Warner BSN, RN

    Director of Education, CHAP

    Community Health Accreditation Partner

    Bobbie Warner is a Registered Nurse who obtained her BSN from Eastern University. Bobbie has worked in the community health environment for over 25 years in multiple capacities. Her community-based career began with providing direct patient care for several years in home health, hospice and private duty. She has held multiple management roles in Administration, Education and Performance Improvement. Bobbie joined CHAP in 2009 as a Site Visitor; moved into the role of Director of Accreditation in 2015 and In March of 2020 Bobbie took on the role of CHAP’s Director of Education. She gets true enjoyment when witnessing the “light bulb” moment of a learner.


  • CMS Home Infusion Therapy Benefit - Gain Compliance with CHAP Infusion Therapy Nursing Standards

    This webinar is a video recording of the virtual webinar presentation conducted on January 12, 2021. The accompanying PowerPoint handouts will be present in the "handout" tab. Included in the handout tab is a document FAQ of questions posed to CHAP addressing this benefit.

    This webinar is a video recording of the virtual webinar presentation conducted on January 12, 2021. The accompanying PowerPoint handouts will be present in the "handout" tab. Included in the handout tab is a document FAQ of questions posed to CHAP addressing this benefit.

    Bobbie Warner BSN, RN

    Director of Education, CHAP

    Community Health Accreditation Partner

    Bobbie Warner is a Registered Nurse who obtained her BSN from Eastern University. Bobbie has worked in the community health environment for over 25 years in multiple capacities. Her community-based career began with providing direct patient care for several years in home health, hospice and private duty. She has held multiple management roles in Administration, Education and Performance Improvement. Bobbie joined CHAP in 2009 as a Site Visitor; moved into the role of Director of Accreditation in 2015 and In March of 2020 Bobbie took on the role of CHAP’s Director of Education. She gets true enjoyment when witnessing the “light bulb” moment of a learner.


  • Home Care Licensure Standards of Excellence v.1.0.1.pdf

    These standards are intended for Home Care organizations for whom CHAP is conducting the licensure visit for their state.

    These standards are intended for Home Care organizations for whom CHAP is conducting the licensure visit for their state. As of 1/7/2021 the states involved include FL, MO and 

  • Home Infusion Therapy FAQ Updated March 2021

    This document includes a summary of questions submitted by CHAP providers in relation to the Home Infusion Therapy Benefit.

    These FAQ’s include general questions related to the CMS Infusion Therapy Benefit as well as questions specific to CHAP’s Infusion Therapy Nursing Standards and CHAP’s Infusion Therapy Nursing accreditation process. The FAQ document was updated in March of 2021 to include questions posed of CMS and their responses. These have been added in red. 

  • California Hospice Licensure Standards of Excellence v.1.1.1

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CHAP California specific standards for hospice licensure.

    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. 

  • CHAP Home Medical Equipment Standards of Excellence

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD. The CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed home medical equipment supplier that provides services directly to patients or clients. Note: CHAP has had an address change to Arlington, VA. added 11.4.2020

    CHAP Home Medical Equipment (HME) Standards of Excellence are deigned for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers provide equipment, supplies and services to people to use in recovery, rehabilitation and/or management of chronic conditions. Their patients and clients depend on superior quality products and services, which are as varied as the patients they serve.

    Such products and services include respiratory and sleep therapy equipment, complex rehabilitation supplies, tools for asthma treatment, continuous passive motion devices, hospital beds, external infusion pumps, wheelchairs and diabetic shoes, to name a few.

    CHAP's standards for home medical equipment providers include teaching customers to set up and safely operate the equipment.

  • CHAP Pharmacy Standards of Excellence

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD. The CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed for an organization that provides pharmacy services directly to consumers in any setting, including ancillary or long-term care facilities.

    CHAP Pharmacy Standards of Excellence are designed for pharmacy providers to recommend and dispense safe, reliable and effective medicine and treatments.
    These professionals serve their communities in a variety of settings, including independent, community-based pharmacies; through mail order or online; or within hospitals and long-term care facilities.


    Their services are invaluable within the community. These providers not only fill prescriptions, but also oversee medication management and responses for prescribed medications.

    Pharmacies are integral to the health of a community. They need a partner that is likewise connected to home and community-based health care services.

  • Infusion Therapy Nursing Standards of Excellence v.1.1.2

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD. The CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed for an organization that provides infusion nursing services directly to patients through a home health agency, ambulatory infusion center, infusion pharmacy or private duty nursing program.

    CHAP Infusion Therapy Nursing Standards of Excellence are designed for providers to help patients receive critical medications without needing hospitalization. These nurses administer medication in homes, ambulatory care centers, nursing homes or through infusion pharmacy operations, providing support for patients of all ages.

    These professionals also ensure better patient care and outcomes through ongoing monitoring and consistent follow-up visits. They need the most up-to-date standards and education to provide the care and quality patients need and expect.

    Accreditation through CHAP helps ensure infusion therapy nurses stay abreast of the knowledge and technology they need to deliver the highest quality care throughout a community.

     Note: CHAP has had an address change to Arlington, VA. Updated in standards on 11/4/2020

  • CHAP Palliative Care Certification Standards v.1.0.2

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CHAP Palliative Care Certification Standards 2/2019 version . Note: CHAP has had an address change to Arlington, VA. Updated in standards on 11/4/2020

    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.

    The CHAP (Community Health Accreditation Partner) Palliative Care standards are informed by providers of palliative care and the National Consensus Project for Quality Palliative Care. Clinical Practice Guidelines for Quality Palliative Care 4th Edition. Richmond, VA: National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care; 2018.