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Quality Initiative Recognition Program


 About the Recognition Program


The Quality Initiative Recognition Program is designed to recognize AHCA nursing center members that demonstrate the attainment of four or more of the following AHCA Quality Initiative goals:

  1. Decrease turnover rates among nursing staff by 15% from 2015 or achieve/maintain at or less than 40%
  2. Adopt Core-Q customer satisfaction questionnaire and measure and upload data to LTC Trend Tracker
  3. Safely reduce the number of hospital readmissions within 30 days during a skilled nursing center stay by a total of 30% from December 2011 or achieve and maintain a low rate of 10%
  4. Improve discharge back to the community by 10% from December 2014 or achieve and maintain a high rate of at least 70%
  5. Improve functional outcomes by 10% from December 2015 or maintain an average rate of improvement of 75%
  6. Safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics in long-stay nursing center residents by a total of 30% from December 2011
  7. Safely reduce hospitalizations among long-stay residents by 15% from December 2014 or achieve/maintain a low rate of 10% or less

Nursing centers that achieve four or more goals will be honored at the the AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit in New Orleans, March 12-14, 2018. 


Act NOW!

By October 13, 2017, nursing centers must submit staffing and customer satisfaction data in LTC Trend Tracker. Data for all other goals currently is automatically uploaded by LTC Trend Tracker.   

Members should also be sure to:
  • Check their data on LTC Trend Tracker to see where they stand on each Quality Initiative goal by downloading their quarterly Top-Line publication.
  • Review resources for achieving Quality Initiative goals here

Notification & Assistance

Later this year, those who have been recognized for achieving four or more goals will be notified by the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program team using the latest available data.

For assistance with LTC Trend Tracker, email and be sure to add the email address to your "Safe Sender" list. 

For any questions about the program, email the team here.


NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program

Assisted living members click here for more information about program eligibility and submission requirements.

DISCLAIMER: The AHCA/NCAL quality programs’ contents, including their goals and standards, represent some preferred practices, but do not represent minimum standards or expected norms for skilled nursing and/or assisted living providers. As always, the provider is responsible for making clinical decisions and providing care that is best for each individual person.