The Gold packet includes the application and sample applications for reference. Please Note: Applicants must purchase the 2015-2016 Healthcare for Performance Excellence criteria directly from the Baldridge website at www.nist.gov/baldrige/.
Member centers can also refer to the calendar for key dates and the Management Viewing Guide for links to slides and seminars.
Please note, the definition of a Substandard Quality of Care (SQC) in the application packet is current as of August 3, 2016; however, CMS will be issuing the final Requirements of Participation rule later this year. At that time, the definition of a SQC will change. The survey check will be based on the new definition of an SQC.
As a reminder, applicants can still apply and receive a feedback report and recertify as an active recipient if they meet minimum standards even if they do not meet the survey eligibility requirement. These applicants will simply be ineligibly to receive the award.