Each year, AHCA publishes the Quality Report to keep members, policymakers, and the public informed about the advancements in quality care that stem from the more than 8,000 member centers nationwide. The report provides an overview of the latest national trends in the profession, updated information on how skilled nursing care centers are performing and updates on payment models connected to quality care. Beyond identifying trends in the profession, the report provides a snapshot of how AHCA members are living out the mission of "Improving Lives by Delivering Solutions for Quality Care."
The 2013 AHCA Quality Report identifies important quality trends in long term care, including:
For a quick reference resource and to view more facts, download the Highlights from the 2013 Quality Report.
- From 2008 to 2013, direct care nursing hours per resident day have increased at all levels of nursing staff.
- Centers receiving an overall rating of four or five stars on the CMS Five Star rating system has steadily increased to 46.9 percent. From 2009 to 2013, the proportion of skilled nursing care centers receiving five stars has increased from 11.8 percent to 19.6 percent.
- Nearly all (95.2 percent) of Medicare admissions to skilled nursing care centers require assistance with four or five activities of daily living and 61.1 percent of long-stay residents have dementia.
- AHCA members have made measurable progress in reaching goals outlined in the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative. In the first 12 months of the program, AHCA members prevented unnecessary rehospitalizations for more than 17,000 individuals and reduced off-label use of antipsychotics for 11,350 individuals.
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**The online 2013 AHCA Quality Report includes the Appendix not available in the printed version.