Aspen Health Care Service files for Medicare Certification

Aspen Health Care Service files for Medicare certification through CHAP, Community Health Accreditation Program

Aspen Health Care Service, Inc., founded in 2006, is a leading regional provider of home health services, with main branch location in Lewisville, Texas. With an impressive staff of Physicians, RNs, LVNs, Social Workers, Aides, volunteers and other care professionals, Aspen provides end of life care services for people with life limiting illnesses. Medicare Certification through CHAP ensures that all Medicare beneficiaries could access high quality end of life care.

Medicare is a health insurance program for people age 65 or older, people under age 65 with certain disabilities, and people of all ages with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant).

As part of the new license, Aspen will be able to help more people and their families in the community with end of life care. “We’re committed to quality care and reaching out to our community,” stated SukhuGeorge, Chief Executive Officer of Aspen Health Care Services. “We are very excited about Medicare certification through CHAP. Selecting CHAP as the preferred accreditation service shows Aspen’s commitment to being one of nation’s leading providers of low cost/high quality home health services. We look forward to continuing to provide our patients and their families with the high-quality care they have come to expect.”

About Aspen Health Care Services, Inc.

Aspen HealthCare Services, Inc. is a leader in providing comprehensive home health services. The Company serves patients across Dallas and Ft. Worth market. Aspen is a single source for skilled nursing; physical, occupational, speech and neurorehabilitation services; social work; nutrition; disease management education; help with daily living activities; respiratory therapy and home medical equipment; infusion therapy services; and other therapies and services. Aspen’s revenues are generated from federal and state government programs, commercial insurance and individual consumers. Click here to learn more about Aspen HealthCare Services, Inc.

About CHAP

The Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc. (CHAP) is an independent, non-profit 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 (APHA) and the National League for Nursing (NLN).  These organizations brought to fruition the futuristic view that accreditation was the needed mechanism for recognizing excellence in community health practice.  In 1988, CHAP became a separately incorporated, non-profit subsidiary of the NLN under the CHAP name.  In 2001, it was spun-off by the NLN and became an independent, non-profit corporation.

CHAP was granted “deeming authority” by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) in 1992 for home health and in 1999, for hospice. This means that instead of state surveys, CHAP has regulatoryauthorization to survey agencies providing home health and hospice services, to determine whether they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation (COPs).  In 2006, CMS granted CHAP full deeming authority for Home Medical Equipment (HME).