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  • CHAP Hospice Licensure Standards of Excellence v.1.1.0

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD a subset of the Hospice Standards of Excellence which require compliance to attain licensure.

    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. 

  • California Hospice Licensure Standards v.1.1.0

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD CHAP and 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 Health Standards of Excellence v.2.1.1

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD Home Health Standards applicable to all home health agencies and Medicaid home health providers in states that require compliance with the Medicare Home Health Conditions of Participation

    The CHAP Standards of Excellence framework has been redesigned to support a customized approach to accreditation that focuses on the specific types of care and services provided by each organization. In addition, the content of the CHAP Standards of Excellence has been updated to better reflect current practices in quality improvement and the home care industry.

    The CHAP Standards of Excellence were effective January 13, 2018 with the most recent revision occurring in November of 2019. The latest revision includes standards to address the following topics which were revised in the Medicare Conditions of Participation: discharge processes, Emergency Preparedness and Home Health Aide competency requirements. 

    These standards also apply to Medicaid home health providers seeking initial or renewed  accreditation in states that require compliance with the Medicare home health CoPs.
  • CHAP Hospice Standards of Excellence

    CLICK TO DOWNLOAD 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. 

  • Where We Are in Preparedness to Address COVID-19

    Webinar to assist agencies in updating their emergency plan to respond to the current health crisis.

    This webinar addresses the many elements of an emergency plan which must be addressed to prepare an organization to address the needs of patients admitted with COVID-19. The elements of the emergency plan addressed include the risk assessment, communication plan, policies/procedures, and training of staff.

  • Our First COVID-19 Patient…What Now?

    This webinar addresses the decision to accept patients with COVID-19; the steps to prepare for the first visit; special considerations during the visit and throughout care provision.

    This webinar addresses the decision to accept patients with COVID-19; the steps to prepare for the first visit; special considerations during the visit and throughout care provision. 

  • CHAP 2019 Infusion Therapy Nursing Standards of Excellence

    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.

  • CHAP Palliative Care Webinar Series

    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.

    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: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    2. Palliative Care Certification for Independent Providers: Part 2: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded July 25, 2019. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org/products/palliative-care-certification-for-independent-providers-part-2#tab-product_tab_overview
    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: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    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: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    5. Effective Pain and Symptom Management: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded September 30, 2019 at 2PM EDT. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org..
    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: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    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: https://education.chaplinq.org...
    8. Sustainability and Succession Planning in Palliative Care: ON DEMAND WEBINAR recorded December 9, 2019 at 2PM ET. For more information click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...


  • Sustainability and Succession Planning in Palliative Care

    This on demand webinar will discuss how to create and sustain a thriving palliative care program.

    Target Audience 
    This activity is intended for clinicians (Nurses, APRNs, PAs, MDs, Social Workers) and other healthcare professionals engaged in care of patients in palliative care. 
    Educational Objectives: 
    After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. Discuss 3 reasons effective succession planning is key to the long term success of a palliative care program
    2. List 3 potential barriers to successful succession planning
    3. Identify 3 strategies to overcome those barriers and ensure optimal succession planning
    Faculty 

    Dr. Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001. He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management. He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr. Maison trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center and was named both Intern and Resident of the year.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level. Dr. Maison has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative. Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  In July 2012, Dr. Maison chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors. Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.   In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, one of approximately 200 physicians with this distinction nationwide.  And in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Joint Accreditation Statement
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    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

    Physician Continuing Medical Education 

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.  

    Social Worker Continuing Education Credit  

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

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    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC - Nothing to disclose 

    Planners and Managers

    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CHAP planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period December 9, 2019 through December 9, 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.  

    If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14620. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.  

    For any questions related to the certification of this webinar please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.  


    Media

    Internet/Webinar 

    Computer System Requirements

    Web and Streaming Audio:

    You will be viewing the webinar via the internet (through your computer) and listening via streaming audio (through your computer's speakers).

    Remember to test your computer's capabilities at least 30 minutes before you log into a live event to make sure that your computer is properly set up to view the webinar. You will find a "Test" link on each product page that contains a live event. You will be able to access the live event directly from the product page found in your "Dashboard" page.

    Test your web browser and your computer's audio system.

    For other questions or you still have issues connecting about live webinars, email chapinc@commpartners.com. 

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer

    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

  • We Are Invited Guests: The Crucial Role of Consultant Etiquette in Palliative Care

    This on-demand webinar will discuss the role and importance of the consultant in palliative care.

    Target Audience 
    This activity is intended for clinicians (Nurses, APRNs, PAs, MDs, Social Workers) and other healthcare professionals engaged in care of patients in palliative care. 
    Educational Objectives: 
    After attending this webinar, participants will be able to:
    1. List 3 key elements of consultant etiquette
    2. Name 3 potential roles of individual palliative care team members in the provision of optimal consultant etiquette
    3. Discuss the potential pitfalls of not tending adequately to consultant etiquette and how to overcome those pitfalls
    Faculty 

    Dr. Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001. He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management. He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society. Dr. Maison trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center and was named both Intern and Resident of the year.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine and is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level. Dr. Maison has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative. Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  In July 2012, Dr. Maison chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors. Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.   In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, one of approximately 200 physicians with this distinction nationwide.  And in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.

    Joint Accreditation Statement
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    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).  Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team. 

    Physician Continuing Medical Education 

    The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

    Continuing Nursing Education

    The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 contact hours.  

    Social Worker Continuing Education Credit  

    As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 1.0 clinical continuing education credit.

    image
    Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy. PIM is committed to providing its learners with high-quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC - Nothing to disclose 

    Planners and Managers

    The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CHAP planners and managers have nothing to disclose. 

    There are no fees for participating and receiving CME/CE credit for this activity. During the period November 25, 2019 through November 25, 2020, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures and study the educational activity.  

    If you wish to receive acknowledgment for completing this activity, please complete the evaluation on www.cmeuniversity.com. On the navigation menu, click on “Find Post-test/Evaluation by Course” and search by course ID 14618. Upon registering and successfully completing the activity evaluation, your certificate will be made available immediately.  

    For any questions related to the certification of this webinar please contact Postgraduate Institute for Medicine at inquiries@pimed.com or (303) 799-1930.  

    Media

    Internet/Webinar 

    Computer System Requirements

    Web and Streaming Audio:

    You will be viewing the webinar via the internet (through your computer) and listening via streaming audio (through your computer's speakers).

    Remember to test your computer's capabilities at least 30 minutes before you log into a live event to make sure that your computer is properly set up to view the webinar. You will find a "Test" link on each product page that contains a live event. You will be able to access the live event directly from the product page found in your "Dashboard" page.

    Test your web browser and your computer's audio system.

    For other questions or you still have issues connecting about live webinars, email chapinc@commpartners.com. 

    Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

    This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications. The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

    Disclaimer

    Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

    Daniel Maison, MD, FAAHPM HMDC

    Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care/National Medical Director

    Dr. Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative medicine physician since 2001.  He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Healthcare Management.

     

    He went to medical school at Georgetown University where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor society.  He trained and served as Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at California Pacific Medical Center.  He was named both Intern and Resident of the year while at California Pacific Medical Center.  He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

     

    He is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively at the local, regional, state and national level.  He has given key note addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to Hospice and Palliative.  Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end of life care.  He has also served as a national mentor for new Hospice and Palliative Care physicians for the past 10 years.

     

    In July 2012, he chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance).  Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for Hospice Medical Directors.

     

    Nationally, he has held several national leadership positions in organizations focusing on Hospice and Palliative Care.  Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO).  He served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).  And most recently, he a completed his as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO.  He was most recently elected to the Advisory Board for Global Partners In Care.

     

    In 2006, Dr. Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and in 2013, he was nominated by the AAHPM as a Visionary in the fields of Hospice and Palliative Care.