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

For Hospitals Participating in Medicare

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.
"This was our first CIHQ accreditation survey. It was very different from previous surveys and definitely in a positive way. We really appreciated the schedule and flexibility throughout the survey. They did a great job communicating additional information that was needed and the timeframe to get it to them. Everyone was very professional, respectful and helpful throughout the survey. We appreciated them helping answer general questions and providing education on resources available in the CIHQ portal. Thank you."
Becky Stoltz, Director of Quality
Spencer Municipal Hospital
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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