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Quality Initiative Recognition Program

The 2020 Quality Initiative Recognition Program will honor AHCA nursing center members that achieve one or more of the AHCA Quality Initiative goals:

Safely reduce long-stay and short-stay hospitalizations by at least 10% since Q1 2017, or maintain a rate of 10% or less.


​Customer Satisfaction: Improve long-stay or short-stay satisfaction by 10% since Q1 2017, or achieve a rate of greater than 90%.


Antipsychotics: Safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics by at least 10% since Q1 2017, or maintain a rate of 8% or less among long-stay residents and 1% or less among short-stay patients.

*Functional Outcomes: Improve short-stay functional improvement or long-stay worsening mobility by 15% - or maintain greater than 75% on short-stay functional improvement or maintain less than 12% on long-stay worsening mobility.

*Note: Due to data availability, we are utilizing Nursing Home Compare’s short-stay functional improvement and long-stay worsening mobility measures for the 2020 Recognition Program. ​

Nursing centers that achieve one or more of the above goals will be honored at the AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit in Grapevine, Texas, March 9-11, 2020.

Achiever Structure:

Tier 1 = Centers that achieve 1 goal
Tier 2 = Centers that achieve 2 goals 
Tier 3 = Centers that achieve 3 goals 
Tier 4 =Centers that achieve 4 goals

How to Participate

By November 21, 2019, nursing centers must submit customer satisfaction data in LTC Trend Tracker.​ All other SNF data is automatically uploaded by LTC Trend Tracker.  

If you need assistance with LTC Trend Tracker, please visit the Resource Center​ or email   ​

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.