Why Accreditation is Important
CHAP Accreditation or Joint Commission Accreditation is regarded as one of the key benchmarks for measuring the quality of a Home Health Care Agency, along with its products and services. In the US, standard-setting by industry leaders with peer review is widely accepted.
Preparing for CHAP Accreditation or JCAHO Joint Commission Accreditation will disclose the Home Health Care Agency’s strengths and weaknesses.
Staging of the process provides information for management to make decisions regarding operations, whether they are business or patient-care related, to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of Home Health Care Business performance. In other words, organizational self-examination should result in better planning, implementation, and further evaluation of all processes. Not to mention, CHAP Accreditation or JCAHO Joint Commission Accreditation will allow you allow you to bill Medicare (Medicare Certification) as well as take part in your state’s Medicaid programs (Medicaid Certification).
The CHAP Accreditation or JCAHO Joint Commission Accreditation process will provide a catalyst for organizational management strategy. The onsite CHAP Accreditation Surveyor JCAHO Joint Commission Survey validates the application of those strategies and determines if the Home Health Care Agency is performing according to the goals and objectives it has adopted in its system.
Successful CHAP Accreditation or JCAHO Joint Commission Accreditation can reap many benefits for the Home Health Care Agency. The following is a list of typical results of Home Health Care Agencies who have completed CHAP Accreditation or JCAHO Joint Commission Accreditation.
- Ability to develop your Home Health Care Agency’s true Competitive Edge
- Better business plan for your Home Health Care Agency
- Improved Home Health Policies, either CHAP Accreditation or Joint Commission Accreditation Compliant
- More effective and efficient Home Health operations
- Stronger risk management strategies for your Home Care Agency
- Reduction in incidents
- Enhanced team awareness
- Credibility with government and third-party payers, granting Medicare Certification, Medicaid Certification and the ability to bill insurance companies
- Marketing edge; let your clients know you are CHAP Accredited or Joint Commission Accredited
- Greater customer trust once CHAP Accreditation or Joint Commission Accreditation is achieved
- Professional self-respect
- CHAP Accreditation or Joint Commission Accreditation allows you to raise your standards of excellence and be a health care leader in your community. It is a patient care marketing tool (CHAP standards of excellence). Your Patients do come first.
- Be CHAP Accredited or JCAHO Joint Commission Accredited to work with all HMO Providers. Many HMO providers (possibly all in the near future) require a Home Health Care Agency to be CHAP Accredited or JCAHO Joint Commission Accredited.
- Be CHAP Accredited or Joint Commission Accredited to work with all hospitals. Many hospitals (possibly all in the near future) require Home Health Care Agencies to be Medicare Certified.
- Be ahead of the curve when it comes to changes in FUTURE state Home Health Care regulations.
Medicare Certification is required for all new home health care agencies.
Possible changes in Home Health regulations may require all existing Home Care Agencies to be CHAP Accredited or Joint Commission Accredited in the future as well.
COMPANIES FOR HOME HEALTH ACCREDITATIONS:
CHAP Community Health Accreditation Program
Facts about JCAHO Joint Commission Accreditation
Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP)
JCAHO Joint Commission Accreditation