CMS has approved the 2018 standards set forth by the home health accrediting body Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP).
CHAP’s 2018 Standards of Excellence for Home Health Providers incorporates the revised Home Health Conditions of Participation (CoPs).
All initial and renewing Medicare-certified home health providers with site visits on or after Jan. 13 are evaluated against these standards.
The standards also apply to Medicaid providers seeking initial or renewed accreditation in states that require compliance with CMS’ home health CoPs.