Proudly Serving Healthcare Organizations Since 1999
CIHQ is a member-based organization comprised of hospitals
and other healthcare entities throughout the United States.
Welcome to the CIHQ Hospital Accreditation Program

Hospitals that want to participate in the Medicare program must be in compliance with the Conditions of Participation (COP) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

CMS accepts accreditation by CIHQ to deem acute care hospitals to be in compliance with the COP'.

As a deemed-status provider, CIHQ provides hospitals with the tools and support they need to successfully achieve accreditation. CIHQ's philosophy and approach to accreditation is to engage with hospitals in a collegial, respectful, and educational manner; while assuring services are provided at a reasonable cost.

Please take a moment to review our standards, survey procedures, and policies. We would be happy to answer any questions you have.

» CIHQ Accreditation Policies
» CIHQ Accreditation Standards
» CIHQ Survey Activity Guide
» CIHQ Accreditation – Frequently Asked Questions
» Pricing Information
» Accreditation Resource Services - The CIHQ Difference!
» CMS Letter of Approval

What Your Colleagues Are Saying!
"Rick Curtis and the CIHQ staff are all "HEROS" to me and the staff at our hospital. In May of 2015 we had our initial Accreditation Survey by CIHQ. The hospital staff were so surprised that the survey process was non-threatening, collaborative and a real positive learning experience. In November of 2016, we had a mid-cycle visit that focused on Life Safety and the Environment of Care. When I need some advice regarding a CMS CoP or a problem-prone issue, I immediately call Rick or Traci and they get back to me within 24 hours. It does my heart good to know that CIHQ is here to help hospitals improve processes/systems that support the safety and quality of patient care services."
Pat Ziegler, RN, MPA, CPHQ, HACP, FNAHQ
San Gorgonio Memorial Hospital
Director of Performance Improvement
Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)
P.O. Box 3620
McKinney, TX 75070
Phone: 866-324-5080 | Fax: 805-934-8588

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