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H-TAP Accreditation for Programs

Health Care Transparency Accreditation Program (H-TAP)

If you are interested in H-TAP, including pricing, please call 513-349-5846 or write info@phiinstitute.org.

The H-TAP Accreditation Program is based on the fact that there are many different attribution methods and metric types available to evaluate programs.  H-TAP is agnostic to the methods, instead it encourages a structured approach to ensure methods, metrics, populations, etc. have achieved minimum transparency standards.  It will encourage organizers to:

  1. Properly set-up an evaluation program;
  2. Establish baseline measures prior to the intervention and follow-up measures after the intervention; and
  3. Compare these measures to the expectations of what would have happened in the absence of the intervention.  This goal is accomplished by the use of a referent.

There are four core components to the H-TAP Accreditation Program.

  1. Operations: A quality evaluation process is authorized by management; at least one person has obtained a PHII certificate indicating s/he has successfully completed a MEP workshop or online course.
  2. Set-Up: Description of intervention pathway, pathway metrics are defined, confounding metrics are defined, and a referent is described.
  3. Baseline: Metric values are enumerated and compared during a preintervention baseline period in both the intervention population and the referent.
  4. Follow-up: Metric values are enumerated and compared during a postintervention follow-up period in both the intervention population and the referent

Currently are two levels* of H-TAP Accreditation based upon lengh of time it validity.

1)  Full Accreditation: 24 months.

The applicant needs to meet 90% of the SHALL standards under the Operational, Set-up, Baseline, and Follow-up Standards for at least one program & method. At least one individual employed by the organization has obtained MEP Certification.

Full Accreditation expires after 24 months.

2) Accreditation: 12 months:

This is designed for “start-up” programs. The applicant needs to meet 90%of the SHALL standards under the Operational, Set-up, and Baseline Standards for at least one program & method (this excludes Follow-up component). At least one individual employed by the organization has obtained MEP Certification.

Foundational accreditation expires after 12 months. The program organizers can upgrade to the 24 month accreditation anytime during the first 12 months.

*Other levels of accreditation are underconsideration

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