Now Available! 2022 National Quality Award Application Packets

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​AHCA/NCAL is excited to announce that the 2022 National Quality Award Program​ year is now open and application packets are available! We encourage members to begin planning this month.

Get Started
  • New to the program? Take these steps.
  • Continuing your quality journey at the Silver and Gold Award levels? Take these steps​.

Why Apply Now
This is the time to re-evaluate your organization's strengths and opportunities, identify critical areas for improvement, and implement a plan to be more resilient and successful than ever before. 

The National Quality Award Program's rigorous three-level process (Bronze, Silver, and Gold) evaluates organizations' capabilities against nationally recognized standards for excellence. The program is one of the most comprehensive and cost-effective performance assessments available to providers.

The Value of Applying
  • An outside perspective 
  • Learning from the feedback
  • Team building 
  • Becoming stronger and more resilient 
  • A focus on results
  • Recognition and pride
  • A commitment to the process leads to better occupancy rates and prepare providers to meet regulatory demands.

​Key Dates to Know
  • August 2 – 2022 Quality Award Program year begins and applications available
  • September 16 – Intent to Apply (ITA) opens and Examiner applications available
  • October 12 – Quality Award Ceremony and Celebration
  • November 11 – ITA deadline
  • January 27, 2022 – Application deadline
  • Summer 2022 – Bronze, Silver, and Gold Award notifications