AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Deadlines

Intent to Apply  (Deadline November 1, 2012)

The deadline for Bronze, Silver and Gold applicants to submit the $75 Intent to Apply payment is November 1, 2012. This is not mandatory, but there are a number of benefits associated.

  • Applicants who submit the Intent to Apply will pay $200 less at each award level. The complete fee schedule is available on the Quality Award website.
  • Quality Award staff provide support to applicants who submit the Intent to Apply.  Applicants will receive regular communications from Quality Award staff with deadline reminders and tips on applying for the award.

To submit an Intent to Apply, facilities can simply visit the Quality Award website or email program staff for instructions.

Why get involved?  The program criteria is a powerful resource for quality improvement activities. Silver and Gold Quality Award recipients are more likely to have fewer survey deficiencies, better quality measures (such as lower use of off-label antipsychotics) and higher satisfaction scores than the national average. The Quality Award program can also help facilities meet the four AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative goals.  Lastly, Quality Award recipients receive national recognition that can assist in marketing efforts.