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Certification Options

Deemed Status Survey Option for Medicare Certification - Home Health or Hospice
The Joint Commission is designated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as an approved accreditor for home health and hospice agencies seeking Medicare certification, and can provide accreditation and Medicare certification simultaneously through its survey process. CMS, not The Joint Commission, grants the final decision for Medicare certification.

Community-Based Palliative Care Certification
Community-Based Palliative Care (CBPC) Certification is the first of its kind in the industry, this optional certification incorporates the use of nationally accepted standards, industry expertise and vast resources to help your organization provide exemplary, palliative care services to patients and families in their home. Payers like Blue Shield of California recognize this certification as a key element of their participation agreement. This certification is available to organizations that are also receiving (or have already obtained) accreditation.