Welcome to the CIHQ Hospital Accreditation Program
The Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality is the nation's newest accreditation provider approved by CMS to deem acute care hospitals to be in compliance with the Medicare Conditions of Participation. We also offer disease specific certification for stroke (primary), hip/knee surgery, and heart failure.
The core of a deemed-status accreditation process should be to assure that patients receive care in a safe environment by an organization that complies with the minimum standards set forth by the federal government.
Your deemed-status provider should honor this; provide you with the tools and support you need, engage with you in a collegial, respectful, and educational manner, and perform these services at a reasonable cost. This is our commitment to you!
Please take a moment to review our standards, survey procedures, and policies. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.
CMS GIVES HIGH PRAISE TO CIHQ
We've always believed that we help hospitals comply with the Medicare COP’s. But don't just take our word for it. Apparently so does CMS. Click here to read what CMS had to say.
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Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Midland ContinueCare Hospital
on achieving accreditation!, on achieving accreditation!
"We just completed our first accreditation survey performed by CIHQ. It is all a survey should be: educational¸ collaborative¸ professional¸ thorough¸ and focused on assisting us to be in full compliance with standards. CIHQ's responsiveness and knowledge validated our decision to use them as our accrediting organization. I highly recommend CIHQ and am confident if you choose CIHQ as your accreditation provider¸ you will not regret your decision.", "We found the CIHQ survey team to be knowledgeable¸ flexible and willing to educate staff at every opportunity. The survey team focused not only on the goal to achieve certification¸ but our mission to enhance quality and efficiency while providing a healing environment for patients and their families."