What is CHAP Accreditation?

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Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) is an independent, nonprofit accrediting organization for home and community-based health care organizations. CHAP accreditation demonstrates that a Compassus hospice program meets the industry's highest standards.


CHAP has deeming authority granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine whether Compassus meets CMS quality standards and the Medicare Conditions of Participation. Deeming authority means that CMS recognizes accreditation by CHAP as meeting or exceeding Medicare standards.


“CHAP accreditation is a testament to our commitment to quality and operational excellence,” said Elizabeth Ross, an executive director for Compassus. “Evaluation by a third-party accrediting agency ensures we fully comply with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Conditions of Participation for Medicare Certification.”


The rigorous evaluation by CHAP begins with in-person visits to our hospice locations, including unscheduled visits to evaluate our service quality. Evaluations focus on function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long-term viability.