CAH Deemed Status Renewal

Critical Access Hospitals are vital providers of high-quality healthcare services in rural communities

(Chicago) January 8, 2020 – HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program founded in 1945, recently received renewed approval of its deeming authority for critical access hospitals (CAHs) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). CMS deemed status approval allows HFAP to continue to be recognized as a national accrediting organization for CAHs that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs.

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CMS Publishes Final Rules

On September 30, 2019, CMS published Final Rules in the Federal Register (linked below) that affect acute care hospitals, critical access hospitals, and ambulatory surgery centers, as well as other deemed status healthcare facilities. All regulations are effective November 29, 2019 with the exceptions of those regarding QAPI in CAHs and the antibiotic stewardship programs…

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HFAP Named Approved Accrediting Organization for Michigan Sterile Compounding Pharmacies

Pharmacies can opt for HFAP certification in lieu of state licensing inspections

(Chicago) July 8, 2019 – HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program founded in 1945, was recently named an approved accreditation agency for sterile compounding pharmacies in Michigan. HFAP will survey compounding pharmacies seeking certification to confirm they meet certain criteria and demonstrate a commitment to excellence and quality control.

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HFAP Deeming Authority Renewed for Clinical Laboratories by CLIA

The accreditation program meets the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) requirements  (Chicago) April 11, 2019 – HFAP, America’s original healthcare accreditation program founded in 1945, recently received renewal of its deeming authority for clinical laboratories from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). After reviewing HFAP’s policies, requirements, and process, CMS determined the accreditation program…

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