Thursday, September 17, 2015

Start Your Quality Award Journey Today!

Last month, AHCA/NCAL announced that four centers received the 2015 Gold Quality Award. These centers joined only 24 centers in the nation to have received this distinction since the program’s inception in 1996.   The Association also announced a record number of Bronze and Silver recipients this year.

Inspired by the efforts of these 2015 recipients? Well, you are in luck! The 2016 application process is now open! Bronze, Silver and Gold applications are available with the new criteria and program information.  To get started, here are a few tips….

  • Submit your Intent to Apply! There are a number of benefits, including a reduced application fee and access to additional resources. The deadline is November 19th, 2015 at 8 pm EST. For more information, check out our article.
  • Check out the new Bronze Criteria Series. This free series of short videos will walk applicants through each question on the Bronze criteria, including an explanation of the criteria and a sample response. The Bronze Criteria Series can be accessed on the Bronze website.
  • There have been changes to the Silver criteria and scoring requirements. An overview of those changes is available here. Returning Silver applicants must pay careful attention to the new criteria when completing their application. 
  • An exciting new resource is coming for Silver applicants. Check back on the Silver application website in early October to access it. 
  • Silver and Gold assisted living applicants have access to a new resources to help them in collecting comparative data. These resources are available in the Silver and Gold application packet. To learn more about how the Quality Award applies to assisted living centers, check out this article.

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