Century Accredited By CHAP

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Century Homecare Awarded CHAP Accreditation
Worcester, MA— June 14, 2013— Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Century Homecare has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP Homehealth Standards of Excellence. This is the first year CHAP accreditation has been awarded to Century Homecare
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CHAP accreditation demonstrates that Century Homecare meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability. Through CHAP accreditation, Century Homecare is also certified as a Medicare provider.

“We are very pleased that Century Homecare chose CHAP accreditation,” said Terry A. Duncombe, CHAP President and CEO. “Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Century Homecare’s commitment to quality. CHAP is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement.”

Century Homecare provides a variety of home health services to patients and their families in Worcester County and Metro West Communities. Century Homecare is already working with hospitals and physicians in these communities to ensure that patients and their families can access the services provided by the company.

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 5,000 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.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP Website at www.chapinc.org. For additional information on CHAP, please contact Michael Grogan, Director of Business Development, at 202.862.3413 or mgrogan@chapinc.org.

For additional information, contact the administrator at 888-292-1809

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