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.
"We could not be more pleased with the information and support provided to us both prior to, during, and following our accreditation survey. As a facility that decided to change from another accrediting organization, both staff and leadership are highly satisfied with CIHQ’s insightful, educational, and respectful manner throughout our survey. We are certain we have aligned with an organization that not only provides deeming authority, but will also assist us to thoroughly understand the standards and be a collaborative partner in providing safe, effective patient care."
Gina Miller, Director of Quality Outcomes & Performance Improvement
Pomerene 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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