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The AHCA Quality Initiative 2018-2021

  • The AHCA Quality Initiative 2018-2021: What’s New & What it Means for You

    The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has announced new three-year goals as part of its nationwide, multi-year initiative to further improve quality in long term and post-acute care centers. Since the launch of the Initiative in 2012, members have been challenged to meet measurable targets in key areas such as hospitalizations and antipsychotic usage. While significant improvements have been made, more must be done. The next phase of the effort continues to challenge providers to achieve quantitative results in four areas by March 2021. This webinar will provide an overview of progress to date, outline the new goal areas and review strategies and resources to help members achieve the Quality Initiative goals.

  • Reducing Unnecessary Use of Antipsychotic Medication

    Safely reduce the off-label use of antipsychotics by 10% (Q1 2017 baseline rates)- or maintain a rate of 8% or less in long- stay residents, and maintain a rate of 1% or less in short- stay residents- by March 2021.

  • Customer Satisfaction

    Improve long- stay and short- stay satisfaction by 10% (Q1 2017 baseline rates) - or achieve a rate of > 90%- by March 2021.

  • Hospitalizations

    Safely reduce long-stay and short- stay hospitalizations by improving 10% (Q1 2017 baseline rates)- or maintain a rate of 10% or less- by March 2021.

  • The Quality Initiative Fact Sheet

    The American Health Care Association (AHCA) has broadened its Quality Initiative* to further improve the quality of care in America’s skilled nursing care centers. The expansion of the Initiative will challenge members to apply the Baldrige Excellence Framework to meet measurable targets in eight critical areas by March 2018. These areas are aligned with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)’ Quality Assurance/Performance Improvement (QAPI) program and federal mandates, such as Five-Star and the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation (IMPACT) Act.

  • Functional Outcomes

    Improve functional outcomes (self- care and mobility) by 15% (Q1 2017 baseline rates) by March 2021.

AHCA Quality Initiative Resource Library