The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will continue to recognize the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) as a national accreditation program for hospices seeking to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs for the period from November 20, 2009 though November 20, 2012. CMS announced its decision to conditionally approve the continuation of CHAP’s accreditation status with a 180-day probationary period on October 23, 2009 here.
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