AHCA 2014 Quality Report Now Available

This month, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) released its 2014 Quality Report.

The report identifies key quality improvement trends in skilled nursing care centers at the national and AHCA membership levels, including:  

On a national level:

  • From 2011 to 2014, 11 out of 13 long stay and all 5 short stay Quality Measures improved.
  • 8.3% of skilled nursing care centers in 2014 had citation-free standard and complaint surveys; up from 6.2% in 2009.
  • From 2009 through 2014, the direct care nursing hours per resident day have steadily increased at all levels of nursing staff. 

AHCA members have:

  • Safely reduced hospital readmissions: Between 2011 to 2014, 50.5% of member centers achieved the three-year goal of a 15% reduction. As a result, 38,011 hospital readmissions have been avoided.
  • Safely reduced the off-label use of antipsychotic medications: Between 2011 to 2014, 57.0% of member centers exceeded the initial 15% reduction goal. As a result, 32,000 individuals are no longer receiving these medications.

To view the full report and download the one-page highlights,  please visit qualityreport.ahcancal.org