Minuteman Medical Inc awarded CHAP accreditation

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Manchester NH – 10/30/2013 – Community Health Accreditation Program, Inc., (CHAP) announced today that Minuteman Medical Inc. has been awarded CHAP accreditation under the CHAP DMEPOS Standards of Excellence.  This is the 6th year CHAP accreditation has been awarded to Minuteman Medical Inc.

Chap accreditation demonstrates that Minuteman Medical Inc. meets the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards.  Rigorous evaluation by CHAP focuses on structure and function, quality of services and products, human and financial resources, and long term viability.

“We are very pleased that Minuteman Medical Inc. chose CHAP accreditation,” said Michael S. Grogan, Senior Vice President of Business Development.  “Voluntarily selecting to achieve CHAP accreditation and meeting our high standards of excellence demonstrates Minuteman Medical Inc.’s. commitment to quality.  Chap is delighted to work with their entire team through the ongoing process of quality improvement.”

Minuteman Medical Inc. provides a variety of disposable goods and services to patients and their families in New Hampshire and surrounding areas.

CHAP is an independent, not-for-profit, accrediting body for community-based health care organizations.  Created in 1965, Chap was the first to recognize the need and value for accreditation in community-based care.  CHAP is the oldest national, community-based accrediting body with more than 5,000 agencies currently accredited nationwide.  Through “deeming authority” granted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), CHAP has the regulatory authority to survey agencies providing home health, hospice and home medical equipment services, to determine if they meet the Medicare Conditions of Participation and CMS Quality Standards.  CHAP’s purpose is to define and advance the highest standards of community-based care.

For more information about the CHAP accreditation process, please visit the CHAP website at www.chapinc.org.  For additional information on CHAP, please contact Michael Grogan, Senior Vice President for Business Development, at 202.862.3413 ext. 706 or mgrogan@chapinc.org.

For additional information about Minuteman Medical Inc., contact Holly Dombrowsky at 603.623.2933.

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