Top 4 Quality Award Resources for Applicants in December

Quality Award

​​​Application Deadline: Thursday, January 27, 2022

The National Quality Award application deadline is quickly approaching. If applicants have not done so already, Quality Award staff encourage providers to download and review the following essential resources to help submit an application before the deadline on Thursday, January 27, 2022, by 8 p.m. Eastern. ​


The following resources are available on the National Quality Award website.

#1 Month-by-Month Action Plan & Key Dates - Bronze, Silver, Gold

  • Description: A month-by-month break d​o​wn of where applicants should be in the application process.

#2 Criteria Video Series - Bronze, Silver, Gold

  • Description: Short videos, each covering an individual question or category in the Criteria to help applicants work through the application. ​

#3 Quality Award Survey Requirements 

  • Description: These survey requirements provide SNF applicants information on whether they currently meet the survey requirements to receive a Quality Award. A full description of the survey requirements at each level is available in the application packet.

#4 Silver and Gold Scoring Calibration Guidelines 

  • Description: Only for Silver and Gold applicants, the scoring guidelines are tools that Examiners utilize to score the applications. Applicants can use these to understand the demands of the various scoring ranges.