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.