What is CHAP Accreditation?

Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP) is an independent, nonprofit accrediting organization for home and community-based health care organizations. CHAP accreditation demonstrates that a local Compassus 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.


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.