Disease program certification includes standards relating to:
The program certification is based on the organizational structure and standardized processes that will lead to providing high-quality care to patients with the specific diagnosis or need. Also, it incorporates standardized clinical evidence-based guidelines and performance improvement metrics.
Adapt or Build Your Program
To become certified, an agency must register for certification by purchasing the specific Disease Program Standards. The agency must have a structured program for providing evidence-based care. The standards can be used as a framework to build the program.
Submit Readiness and Survey
Once the program has been structured, and appropriately trained staff are in place, the agency can submit their readiness for the disease program survey process. This is a virtual process. Policies and procedures are uploaded and reviewed by a Disease Program Surveyor. A report is provided to the agency after the review is completed, and successful agencies will then move into the interview process. After the interviews are complete, if all standard requirements are met, the agency will receive their 1-year certification. Correction and resubmission is allowed if deficiencies are present upon the initial review/interview. Each agency location is required to go through this process to achieve certification.
Market Your Certified Disease Program
When you achieve your certification, you will receive a marketing kit which includes:
CHAP’s standards provide the support and structure needed to ensure the quality of the program is maintained and well-executed. Written and reviewed by CHAP’s panel of physician specialists and industry experts, we provide you with our standards using best practices.
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““CHAP standards align with Medicare Conditions of Participation and regulatory framework to support Compassus at the enterprise level, the community level and for every clinician with confidence that care delivery is meeting the highest standards. The CHAP standards framework provides guidance through documentation, policies, and the format of delivering care. Compassus has been tracking our survey outcomes over the past five years, providing health care system partners with demonstrable evidence of survey outcomes and assurance that improvement occurs when needed. We utilize the standards to go beyond compliance and target ways to improve quality and care delivery.””
– Jennifer Hale MSN, RN, CHPN,CPHQ VP, Clinical Quality COMPASSUS