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Hospice Standards of Excellence: Effective UNTIL September 30, 2019
CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed for a hospice organization that provides care directly to patients. CHAP provides hospice accreditation for deemed (Medicare-certified) and non-deemed programs.
PLEASE NOTE: These standards will be effective until September 30, 2019. After that date, the new CHAP 2019 Hospice Standards of Excellence will be in effect. To access those standards, please click here: https://education.chaplinq.org...
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.
Home Medical Equipment Standards of Excellence
The CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed home medical equipment supplier that provides services directly to patients or clients.
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.
Private Duty Standards of Excellence
The CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed for an organization that provides private duty, homemaker/companion, home nursing or personal care in customers’ homes.
CHAP Private Duty Standards of Excellence are designed for Private duty home care organizations serve the aged, ill or disabled in the comfort of their homes and communities. Their skilled nursing care, personal care assistance, home health aides and homemakers build their services around the needs of patients — on their patients' schedules.
They may also provide rehabilitative and support services for those with chronic illnesses and special needs, as well as offer in-home monitoring, case management and specialty nursing programs. From grooming to meal preparation, housekeeping to running errands, private duty service providers know how to make the day-to-day “work," so that those they serve can maintain their independence.
Most important, they offer patients comfortable companionship so that they can safely remain at home.
These providers need a partner who can help them ensure excellent care and superior business performance.
Pharmacy Standards of Excellence
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
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.
Public Health Standards of Excellence
The CHAP Standards of Excellence are designed for an licensed public health provider that provides care directly to patients. Licensing requirements vary by state.
CHAP Public Health Standards of Excellence are designed for to providers focus on population-based public health in a community setting. They are part of an interdisciplinary team that specializes in wellness.
Standards for these providers are based on Essential Public Health Services as defined in Public Health In America (Healthy People 2010). The standards are applicable to organizations providing services in a variety of community-based settings including local, municipal, regional, state and tribal.
Through our accreditation process, CHAP helps these providers understand and meet those standards.
Our combined focus on public health and CHAP Core Standards ensures that providers in this field will be compliant with all local, state, federal and industry regulatory requirements, paving the way for better care and better business performance.
Demystifying the Plan of Correction
So you need to write a plan of correction? Not to worry, we are here to help! This 30 minute anytime learning module is ready when you are and will give you guidance for completing your organization's plan of correction in LinQ as well as walk through what's next.
So you need to write a plan of correction, not to worry, we are here to help! This 30 minute anytime learning module is ready when you are and will give you guidance for completing your organizations plans of correction in CHAPLinQ as well as walk through what's next.
At the conclusion of the online learning the participant will be able to:
- Describe the CHAP accreditation process and the importance of writing an effective plan of correction.
- Discuss the process for writing a plan of correction.
- Define the key elements in writing an effective plan of correction.
- Describe the relationship between the monitoring plan and your QAPI program
- Discuss the process post submission of the plan of correction.