The Quality Initiative

In early 2012, the American Health Care Association (AHCA) launched a multi-year national effort to further improve the quality of care in America’s skilled nursing care centers through its Quality Initiative.

The profession’s ongoing efforts have improved the lives of the individuals AHCA members serve while also reducing health care costs. In 2018, the Association rolled out the next phase of its Initiative to include measurable three-year targets in key areas such as hospitalizations and antipsychotic usage.

The effort aligns with federal mandates that link financial outcomes to quality performance and are top priorities for the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) as well as Managed Care Organizations (MCOs).

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