Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP)
Knowledge you need, Recognition you deserve!

2022 HACP Preparatory Course & National Examination

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Program Outline, Faculty & Registration

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Program Outline

HACP-CMS Examination Preparatory Course: September 27, 2022
Registration 0800 - 0830
Welcome & Introductions
0830 - 0845
Overview of the CMS Survey & Certification Process 0845 - 1000
Break 1000 - 1015
CMS Conditions of Participation for Acute Care Hospitals 1015 - 1200
Lunch 1200 - 1300
CMS Conditions of Participation for Acute Care Hospitals 1300 - 1430
Break 1430 - 1445
Conditions of Participation for Acute Care Hospitals 1445 - 1630
Adjournment 1630
Woven throughout the education program will be a review of key content areas comprising the HACP-CMS examination!
2022 National HACP-CMS Examination: September 28, 2022
Registration & Continental Breakfast 0800 - 0830
HACP-CMS Examination 0830 - 1200

Program Faculty

Richard Curtis RN, MS, HACP
Richard (Rick) Curtis is the Chief Executive Officer for CIHQ. Rick is nationally recognized as an expert on standards and the CMS Certification & Survey Process. As CEO, Rick successfully guided CIHQ in becoming the nation’s 4th CMS approved deeming authority for acute care hospitals.
Rick has been a regular speaker at numerous state and national conferences on the CMS survey process.
Rick is nationally certified in healthcare accreditation, and serves as Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP). Rick has a degree in Nursing from the University of Hawaii, with a Master’s Degree in Health Services Administration.
HACP is listed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as meeting criteria for inclusion in a hospitals Demographic Data Collection Tool™ for Magnet Status.