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This is a discussion on CHAP, Joint Commission, or ACHC??? in Hospice Nursing, part of Nursing Specialties ... Hello, I am the Patient Care Coordinator for a new hospice in Nebraska. I was hired by the Medical...by leesiebug1 Feb 13, '12Hello,
I am the Patient Care Coordinator for a new hospice in Nebraska. I was hired by the Medical Facility (which consists of Long Term Care, Assisted Living, Hospital, and now Hospice). I was handed the state manual, and CMS regs on day 1, and told to start the program Yes, it has been a TON of work, but very very rewarding. We have just received our PASS score on our state licensure survey, and I have been doing my fair share of research for the 3 "deemed status accrediting agencies". Please share your experiences with me, and give me advice on which one to use. The main points I am looking for are: lowest cost (which appears to be ACHC, Then CHAP, then Joint Commission), quickest survey time, and easiest . Any and all advise would be so helpfulPoll: Should I use CHAP, Joint Commission, or ACHC for Medicare certification??
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- Feb 15, '12 by ErinSI think that this would depend on a few issues. One of them being is there one certifying agency that all insurances in your area recognize (I honestly do not know if this matters, but just a thought). I think Joint Commission comes with a certain prestige, but the audits are tough and it brings a lot of regulations with it. The hospice I work for is Joint Commission certified, but we are part of large hospital network that had the resources for that. Maybe it would be worth doing an informal survey of hospices in your area, and also ask referral sources if it makes a difference to them.