Wednesday, November 18, 2015

1 day left to submit your Intent to Apply for a 2016 Quality Award!

The deadline to submit your Intent to Apply (ITA) for a 2016 Quality Award is by 8 pm ET this Thursday, November 19! Be sure to do it today!

Applicants who submit an ITA receive a discount off of their overall application fee – a $200 savings for Bronze applicants; a $400 savings for Silver; and $550 savings for Gold. In addition, applicants receive exclusive tips on submitting a successful application. The complete awards fee schedule is available here.

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program sets high standards for quality based on the Baldrige Performance Excellence criteria and encourages member providers to commit, achieve and excel in quality performance. 

AHCA/NCAL research shows that Silver and Gold Quality Award recipients have:
  • lower rates of readmissions and antipsychotic use
  • higher five-star ratings
  • higher average occupancy rates

Have questions? Contact the Quality Award staff at

Upcoming Dates:
  • November 19: Intent to Apply deadline
  • December 7: Applications accepted online
  • January 28: Bronze, Silver and Gold application deadlines

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