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AHCA/NCAL Provides Cost-Cutting Programs To Save YOU Money!

American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) members can now benefit from several member service programs designed to help cut costs on products and services that you use every day. Start saving money now with our exclusive member benefit discounts only available to AHCA and NCAL Members!

 AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions – MEC and MVP Plans

AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions has employee health benefit programs designed with exclusive AHCA/NCAL member savings and discounts. The Minimum Essential Coverage (MEC) Plan and fully ACA compliant Minimum Value Plan (MVP) options. The MEC and MVP plan options were designed to help long term care employees who cannot afford traditional plan premiums, or the high deductibles associated with many ACA plans. The Compass plans give employees affordable access to commonly needed and utilized health benefits at affordable prices.

AHCA/NCAL Insurance Solutions has an exclusive partnership with Compass Total Benefit Solutions. Compass developed these innovative solutions that are benefit rich, easy to administer, and are useable by employees on Day 1 to meet the business needs of AHCA/NCAL members.

To learn more about these plans and other available employee health benefits, please contact Nick Cianci, President of Compass Total Benefit Solutions, at or (860) 416-5333. Nick understands long term care and has extensive expertise in the employee health benefits field. He provides free expert advice to assist AHCA/NCAL members with all their employee benefit needs.

 Exclusive Group Purchasing Organization (GPO)

Incite_Tag_Blue copy.png​AHCA/NCAL is pleased to announce a new exclusive partnership with Incite Strategic Partners, a senior living Group Purchasing Organization (GPO). Incite and AHCA/NCAL have aligned to bring members a best-in-class group purchasing experience with a shared vision of excellence and advocacy for residents and the senior living industry.

Many high quality, recognizable, and trusted brands are on contract with Incite at industry leading prices and the Incite team provides analytical support to help your team choose the right product for the right price.
All facility and company sizes are welcome to join the GPO. Signing up with Incite is free and easy with an online enrollment process that makes paperwork a breeze. Incite features:
  • No fees
  • No volume minimums
  • No exclusivity requirements
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 HealthCap - General and Professional Liability Insurance

​HealthCap is the leading professional and general liability insurance company dedicated to the senior care profession. HealthCap provides focused claims management services and specialized insurance products serving the spectrum of senior living communities. HealthCap is the AHCA/NCAL preferred provider of liability insurance. AHCA/NCAL members receive:
  • 10% discount for AHCA/NCAL members
  • Lower claims frequency and lower claims severity than other major liability insurance carriers
  • Integrated risk management​
    • Onsite risk consult
    • Accredited in-service education – in person or on-line
    • Resource & Education Center stocked with policies, procedures, manuals and best practices
    • Access to QA Reader, our innovat​ive virtual risk management program
  • Exclusive and local industry expert insurance agents
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 Healthcare Academy® RoP eCompetencies®

Phase 3 CMS Requirements of Participation (RoP) guidance mandates that SNFs develop, implement, and maintain effective training and competency programs for all staff. Training and competencies need to be based on each facility’s resident population and facility assessment to ensure staff have the competencies necessary to meet the ever-changing care needs of residents.

Designed to help skilled nursing facilities comply with F-Tag 726 under CMS’ Requirements of Participation (RoP), AHCA’s Requirements of Participation eCompetencies® is a digital competency tool that helps skilled nursing facilities meet CMS’ RoP requirements at all staff levels. AHCA’s RoP eCompetencies® program is interdisciplinary and relevant to all staff, and features:

  • 80+ digital checklists
  • Videos to aid in competency development
  • Compatibility with all devices
  • RoP Evidence-based competency checklists
  • Flexibility to add orientation programs and customized competencies
For more information and pricing, go here. For questions or to arrange a no-obligation demonstration, call (866) 323 4169 or email

 AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep

Clinical competency is fundamental to value-based purchasing and LTC companies need to demonstrate their clinical strength to be competitive with ACOs, MCOs and their local hospitals. Clinical competency is also important to CMS in annual survey inspections.

AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep does much more than just prepare RNs to take the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) board certification exam in gerontological nursing.

It increases RNs’ knowledge of gerontological nursing practice. Gero Nurse Prep students see a whopping 24 percent average increase between their pre- and post-course test scores.

Taking the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course does not obligate a RN to sit for the ANCC Board certification exam. Registered nurses who are interested in increasing their knowledge of gerontological nursing practice can simply complete the AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep course, receive 30 nursing contact hours, and increase their skills and knowledge of geriatric nursing.

The AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse prep course thoroughly prepares those RNs who want to take the ANCC Board certification exam in gerontological nursing. Gero Nurse Prep grads have a passing rate of 94 percent on the ANCC exam on their first try.

Research conducted by AHCA/NCAL in 2023 found that nursing facilities with at least one ANCC Board certified RN experienced:    
  • Lower rehospitalization rates for short stay and long stay residents
  • Fewer deficiencies on average
  • Fewer Immediate Jeopardy (IJ) citations
  • More stars -- twice as likely to be a CMS 5-Star facility (44% versus 19%)

Watch this video to learn more about the engaging AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep curriculum.

 CARES® and essentiALZ® Individual Certification

Supported by AHCA/NCAL
AHCA/NCAL supports the CARES® online person-centered dementia training program for staff. Properly trained staff is key to safely reducing the off-label use of antipsychotics. The CARES® trainings are real, practical, and relatable for all long term care employees to help achieve this goal. 

CARES Meets State Training Requirements
This interactive U.S. map shows which CARES dementia training modules match and fulfill existing state training requirements for staff in various care settings. Click on your state to see which courses match your state’s training mandates.

About CARES®
CARES® was developed by HealthCare Interactive and is a series of online video-based dementia care training programs featuring real care providers and people with dementia in real settings. Training is accessible 24/7 and can be completed individually, in small groups or in a classroom-style setting.

CARES® Discount for AHCA/NCAL Members
AHCA/NCAL members receive a 15% discount on all orders by entering promo code AHCA15 when registering.

Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® Individual Certification
HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ is recognized by the Alzheimer’s Association® for successfully incorporating the evidence-based Dementia Care Practice Recommendations in the following topic areas: Alzheimer’s and dementia, person-centered care, assessment and care planning, activities of daily living, and behaviors and communication. Providers who purchase and train their staff with the HealthCare Interactive’s CARES® Dementia Basics™ are eligible to purchase Alzheimer’s Association essentiALZ® certification. Learn more at

Check out the CARES program today and remember to use promo code AHCA15 when ordering to save 15% on your purchase.

 APPI Energy

21 APPI Horizontal Color LOGO 268x100.jpgAPPI Energy is available to provide data-driven, holistic energy management services and custom solutions tailored to your organization's specific needs and goals. As part of your membership benefit, APPI Energy can analyze your energy usage, evaluate your energy bill, deliver a green-apples-to-green-apples comparison of supplier prices and contracts, and negotiate a supply solution tailored to your budgetary needs and sustainability goals.

Benefits to you include:
  • Negotiating on your behalf: Advocating for you, not the supplier or the utility
  • Minimizing risk: Analyzing contracts and monitoring regulatory changes
  • Providing customized solutions: Including comprehensive evaluations on demand and usage profile
  • Save you time: Evaluate local utility and government policies to ensure all incentives are being captured
Operating on a foundation of data-driven consulting solutions, designed to help you save time, money, and minimize budgetary risk on the energy procurement process, APPI Energy is unbiased, working with only the most trusted, heavily-vetted suppliers.

Additionally, APPI Energy offers energy management solutions to reduce demand, reduce costs, and increase sustainability. As a true extension of your team, APPI Energy provides holistic, tailored solutions that help you set and meet your energy goals while reducing overall energy costs. To learn more about the member benefit, contact Carrie Shepard at or 800.520.6685.