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.
"A little over a year ago, our sister hospital underwent an initial accreditation survey with CIHQ. We watched as CIHQ conducted the survey with education, collaboration and teaching as the cornerstones of the survey process. In our efforts to standardize care across our enterprise, it made sense to standardize our accrediting agencies for both hospitals. The CIHQ team did not disappoint. Universally, staff feedback was extremely positive. The process was well organized and the surveyors kept an open line of communication throughout the survey. We are encouraged to know we now have a true partner as we navigate the ever-changing environment of hospital regulations!"
James R West, President and CEO
PIH Health Whittier
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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