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.
"I would like to say, as the facility administrator and a RN, I thought that the surveying team was beyond excellent. It was a survey that had actual value for our facility and our patient’s safety. The process was extremely collaborative, thought provoking and most of all, led by an intelligent, common sense oriented team. Overall it was an excellent experience."
Kelly Wilcher, Chief Executive Officer
Carson Tahoe Continuing Care 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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