The costs of accreditation have been outlined and explained on the website of CHAP, or Community Health Accreditation Partner. Not only can we supply cost information, we stand ready and eager to help you every step of the way. Determining factors in the cost of accreditation will be the kind of services offered and the number of places where the services are provided.
For a Home Health Agency or Hospice Care Provider who has served no more than 150 individual patients during the most recent 1-year period and who offer only one type of service, there would be an application fee of $800 and an accreditation fee totaling $4,600, payable in two annual installments of $2,300. Each facility applying for accreditation will have site visits which ordinarily will happen on three different days at a charge of $1,500 per visit. The approximate cost of a three-year accreditation would total $9,900.
For businesses supplying home medical equipment (HME), infusion therapy, private duty or public health nursing, there would be the $800 application fee along with an accreditation fee of $3,200, which could be divided into two annual installments of $1,600. Site visits ordinarily happen on two days, with each visit costing $1,500. The total cost of a three-year accreditation, in this case, would come to approximately $7,000.
Each agency that applies for and receives a three-year accreditation will receive a written contract outlining all charges, so there will never be any undisclosed fees. For businesses with more than one location or who offer different services, an itemized evaluation will be compiled. Charges stated in the above estimates are not binding and some changes may be made in the final contract.