The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long term and post-acute care services to journey towards performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.
Applications are judged by trained Examiners who provide feedback on opportunities for improvement to support continuous learning.
2020 Application Cycle Now Open!
Application Packets and Criteria Series
To access materials please select an award level under Applicants, located in the left-hand menu.
Intent to Apply Payment
The Intent to Apply (ITA) payment for the 2020 application cycle is now open in the Quality Award Portal (Click Get Started Today! on the left-hand menu). While not mandatory, applicants who submit an ITA will save money on their overall application fee and receive extra educational resources. No paperwork or application is needed to submit the ITA.