CHAP Home Health-Specific Accreditation Intensive Webinar Series

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Since the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announcement, CHAP has been offering a Home Health Specific-Accreditation Intensive. This on-demand series focuses on the Medicare Home Health conditions of participation (CoPs) effective January 13, 2018.  This series will provide up to date guidance CHAP has received from CMS including the CMS interpretive guidelines for the emergency preparedness regulations

CHAP accreditation experts cover the CHAP accreditation process as well as take a deep dive into the Home Health CoPs. CHAP Directors will thoroughly review changes and go over performance improvement strategies needed by home health agencies to prepare for the new CoPs. 

Learning Objectives

At the end of this webinar, participants will be able to: 

  1. Outline the CHAP Accreditation process.
  2. Identify the modifications and additions within the home health Conditions of Participation.
  3. Identify trends in deficient practice under the home health Conditions of Participation.
  4. Apply performance improvement strategies specific to identified deficient practices. 


Home Health administrators and other leadership, clinical educators, compliance officers, QAPI personnel

Continuing Education Information and Disclosures

There are no conflicts of interest for any individual in a position to control content. 

PLEASE NOTE: Completion of the entire webinar series and the evaluation is required to obtain contact hours. If you are viewing via webinar and choose to view in a group format, EACH PERSON must register independently in order to obtain CE credit. 

This education activity will award 11.5 nursing contact hours for successful completion until March 7, 2021. 

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Barbara McCann

CHAP President and CEO

Barbara McCann is CHAPs President and CEO. She previously served as the Chief Industry Officer of Interim HealthCare Inc., the nation’s largest home care and hospice franchisor with over 300 offices in 44 states.  Ms. McCann joined Interim HealthCare in January 1998, and served as the Chief Clinical Officer overseeing the company’s corporate clinical operations team developing policies, procedures, and practice guidelines for the delivery of patient care, as well as compliance with federal law and regulation and professional standards of practice.  She also directed the national chronic care programs.  In 2010, Ms. McCann assumed the role of Chief Industry Officer acting as the company liaison and industry representative to Congress, CMS, MedPAC, the National Quality Forum, and the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaboration, representing the roles of home care and hospice in medical homes and ACOs, as well other professional and consumer organizations.  In addition, Ms. McCann directs the national care transition programs partnering with hospitals, physicians, and payors to reduce avoidable readmissions and effectively transition chronically ill patients and their families to home self-management and safety. 

Ms. McCann is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of California at Berkeley where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Social Welfare.  She received her Master’s degree from the University of New Mexico, and actively practiced as a medical social worker in a variety of health settings, including home care and hospice, prior to joining the JCAHO in 1981.

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