Philadelphia, Pennsylvania — 3/14/16— Community Health Accreditation Partner, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, has been awarded CHAP Accreditation under the CHAP Core, Private Duty and Home Health Standards of Excellence.
CHAP Accreditation demonstrates that Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. The rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources and long term viability. Simply stated, adherence to CHAP’s standards leads to better quality care.
“By achieving CHAP Accreditation, Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, has shown a commitment to excellence,” said Karen Collishaw, CHAP President & CEO. “This is the 7th year Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, has achieved CHAP Accreditation, and we are excited to continue our partnership by offering support in its commitment to providing quality care and continuous improvement.”
Deer Meadows Home Health and Support Services, LLC, provides a variety of Private Duty (Personal Care Support) and Certified Home Health services to patients and their families in the greater Philadelphia Region (including Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties in Pennsylvania). Deer Meadows Home Health & Support Services, LLC in Philadelphia has earned 5 stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) through a new rating system for home health care providers. Only 7 agencies in Pennsylvania achieved this rating. The Home Health Star Ratings, which are updated quarterly, offer a 1-star to 5-star rating based on a home health agency’s performance on nine quality measures, like whether patients received flu shots, how their pain is managed and if they are able to stay out of the hospital.
CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations. Created in 1965, CHAP was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care. CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 9,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide. Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards. CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.