Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP)
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HACP Examination Content Outline

The HACP exam addresses key CMS conditions of participation for acute care hospitals. The specific content and distribution of questions for the examination appears below:
Examination Content
No. Condition of Participation Allotment of Questions
01. 482.00 Certification Process 1-12
02. 482.12 Governing Body 13-16
03. 482.13 Patients' Rights 17-30
04. 482.21 QA/PI Program 31-33
05. 482.22 Medical Staff 34-36
06. 482.23 Nursing Services 37-42
07. 482.24 Medical Record Services 43-47
08. 482.25 Pharmaceutical Services 48-59
09. 482.26 Radiological Services 60-62
10. 482.27 Laboratory Services 63-64
11. 482.28 Food and Dietetic Services 65-68
12. 482.30 Utilization Review 67-71
13. 482.41 Physical Environment 72-78
14. 482.15 Emergency Preparedness 79-82
15. 482.42 Infection Control 83-87
16. 482.43 Discharge Planning 88-91
17. 482.45 Organ, Tissue and Eye Procurement 92-94
18. 482.51 Surgical Services 95-100
19. 482.52 Anesthesia Services 101-107
20. 482.53 Nuclear Medicine Services 108-111
21. 482.54 Outpatient Services 112-113
22. 482.55 Emergency Services 114-115
23. 482.56 Rehabilitation Services 116-117
24. 482.57 Respiratory Services 118-120
Total number of questions on the exam is 120.
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