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 January 2021. The latest revision addresses changes regarding those who qualify as an "applicable providers", use of telecommunications, and care plan development if using telecommunications.
These standards also apply to Medicaid home care providers seeking initial or renewed accreditation in states that require compliance with the Medicare home health CoPs.