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Members receive Quality Initiative recognition


IHCA ICAL is proud to recognize the 64 member nursing facilities and 7 member assisted living programs that are among the more than 1,575 organizations nationwide honored through the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program. The program  honors member facilities for their individual work in achieving AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative goals.

The 64 nursing facilities recognized attained four or more of the eight outlined AHCA goals, and the 7 assisted living programs attained two or more of the four outlined NCAL goals.

The Quality Initiative, launched in 2012, is a national effort to build on the existing work of the long term and post-acute care profession. The initiative aims to further improve quality of care in skilled nursing centers and assisted living communities by challenging members with specific, measurable targets.

IHCA and ICAL members have since made progress on a number of goals, including achieving significant reductions in the use of antipsychotics and in hospital readmissions. They are among the more than half of AHCA members nationwide who have safely reduced the off-label use of antipsychotics by at least 30 percent and 22 percent of AHCA members who have reduced hospital readmissions by 30 percent.

Complete lists of AHCA and NCAL achievers are available on the AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program webpages.

Program achievers will be recognized at the AHCA/NCAL Quality Summit in New Orleans, March 12-14, 2018.

To learn more about how your organization can begin working toward the Quality Initiative goals, click on the appropriate link: AHCA Quality Initiative or NCAL Quality Initiative, or contact Mary Jane Carothers, IHCA VP, Quality Improvement & Clinical Affairs.