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 2014 AHCA Quality Report


AHCA publishes the Quality Report to keep members, policymakers, and the public informed about the advancements in quality care that stem from the more than 9,000 member centers nationwide. The report provides an overview of the latest national trends in the profession and updated information on how skilled nursing care centers are performing. Beyond identifying trends in the profession, the report provides a snapshot of how AHCA members are living out the mission of "Improving Lives by Delivering Solutions for Quality Care."

The 2014 AHCA Quality Report identifies important quality trends in long term care, including:

On a national level, the quality of care provided in skilled nursing care centers is growing. 

  • From 2011 to 2014, 11 out of 13 long stay and all 5 short stay Quality Measures improved.
  • 8.3% of skilled nursing care centers in 2014 had citation-free standard and complaint surveys; up from 6.2% in 2009. 
  • From 2009 through 2014, the direct care nursing hours per resident day have steadily increased at all levels of nursing staff.  RN hours per resident day have increased from 0.32 in 2009 to 0.46 in 2014.

AHCA members have made measurable progress in reaching goals outlined in the AHCA Quality Initiative.

  • Safely reduced hospital readmissions:
    • Between 2011 to 2014, 50.5% of member centers achieved the three-year goal of a 15% reduction.  As a result, 38,011 hospital readmissions have been avoided.
  • Safely reduced the off-label use of antipsychotic medications: 
    • Between 2011 to 2014, 57.0% of member centers exceeded the initial 15% reduction goal.  As a result, 32,000 individuals are no longer receiving these medications.

 ​For a quick reference resource and to view more facts, download the Highlights from the 2014 Quality Report.



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