Hope Hospice & Palliative Care Rhode Island, formerly known as Home & Hospice Care of Rhode Island, is accredited by the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP).
CHAP is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body. It was the first accrediting body for community-based health care organizations in the United States and was created in 1965 as a joint venture between the American Public Health Association and the National League for Nursing.
CHAP was granted “deeming authority” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 1992 for home health and in 1999, for hospice. This means that instead of state surveys, CHAP has regulatory authorization to survey agencies providing home health and hospice services to determine whether they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation. In 2006, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services granted CHAP full deeming authority for Home Medical Equipment.