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 2018 CHAP Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers pertain to the revised home health conditions of participation (CoPs) effective January 13, 2018. These standards are approved by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) as meeting or exceeding the intent of the 2018 CoPs.
All initial and renewing home health providers that have a site visit beginning on or after January 13, 2018 and that are seeking or have been awarded CMS deemed status through the CHAP review process are evaluated using these standards.
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.