Submit Intent to Apply for 2018 National Quality Award

The Intent to Apply process for the 2018 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award application cycle is now open. The deadline to submit the Intent to Apply payment is Thursday, November 9 at 7 p.m. Central time. The Intent to Apply is not mandatory; however, members who submit an Intent to Apply will save money on the overall application fee and receive weekly tips for submitting a successful application.

Please note: All applicants should read the application packet in full before submitting an Intent to Apply payment.

Also note: For SNFs and ALs that received a Bronze or Silver Quality Award in 2015 and have not submitted an application meeting minimum requirements since then, this is the last year to submit an application at the next level. Those not submitting an application this year, will be considered a past recipient and be required to resubmit at the Bronze level if choosing to participate again in the program. For more information, please review the recertification policy.

The National Quality Award website has numerous resources for applicants. To review your organization's award history or if you have questions, email