Announcing the 2014 Quality Initiative Recognition Program

Last year, the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) launched the Quality Initiative Recognition Program to honor skilled nursing and assisted living members for their individual work in achieving the goals of the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative.  In 2013, nearly 6,500 members were recognized.

AHCA/NCAL is pleased to announce that submissions are open for the 2014 Quality Initiative Recognition Program.  Members have until Thursday, May 1, 2014 to submit their data qualifying them for recognition.  

Once again, the Recognition Program is based on a tiered-approach, where the more goals a facility achieves, the more recognition they receive.  All members recognized through the program will be honored at AHCA/NCAL's 2015 Quality Symposium in Austin, Texas. Learn more about the recognition levels .

For Skilled Nursing Members of AHCA 

While nursing centers do not need to submit data for their hospital readmissions and antipsychotic use, centers must submit staff turnover data and customer satisfaction results to AHCA by May 1, 2014.

Find out about AHCA's eligibility requirements and submission steps on the AHCA/NCAL website.

For Assisted Living Members of NCAL 

In order to be recognized for safely reducing hospital readmissions and antipsychotic medications, assisted living members must belong to and report their data to the National Patient Safety Organization (PSO) for Assisted Living.

Assisted living communities must then submit their data to NCAL on all four goals by May 1, 2014.  

By meeting the goals of the Quality Initiative, providers are improving the lives of tens of thousands of seniors and individuals with disabilities.