Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Only 1 Week Left! Submit Your Intent to Apply Today

Erin Prendergast

The Intent to Apply (ITA) for the 2019 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award application cycle is closing in one week! The deadline to submit an ITA is November 8, 2018 at 8 p.m. Eastern Time. AHCA/NCAL encourages you to submit an ITA through the Quality Award Portal here before the deadline.
Why should I submit an Intent to Apply?
While not mandatory, applicants who submit an ITA will save money on their overall application fee and receive extra educational resources. No paperwork or application is needed to submit an ITA through the Quality Award Portal here. Please note:
  • We encourage all applicants to review the application packet in full before submitting an ITA payment. Applications are available at ahcancal.org/qualityaward.
  • The 2019 Quality Award Survey Eligibility, as of the September Nursing Home Compare release, for all award levels is now available on the Quality Award website.
How do I get Started?
  1. Download and review the application packet for your respective award level
    • Check out our self-assessments at the Silver and Gold level to see if you’re ready to apply! 
  2. Log into the Quality Award Portal
  3. Submit a payment for you center in the Quality Award Portal
Key Upcoming 2019 Quality Award Program Dates
  • November 8, 2018: Intent to Apply deadline
  • November 29, 2018: Examiner application deadline
  • January 31, 2019: Bronze, Silver and Gold final application deadline

All deadlines are at 8 p.m. Eastern Time and late submissions are not accepted for any reason.
We hope you will take the next step to continue your quality journey this coming year by submitting an Intent to Apply. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award team at qualityaward@ahca.org.

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