Deadline Extended for the Quality Award Intent to Apply

Lisa Volk

Due to technical difficulties with the Quality Award Portal, AHCA/NCAL is extending the National Quality Award Intent to Apply (ITA) deadline to Thursday, November 21st. Submissions must be received before 8 pm ET on November 21st.

For those members who were impacted by the payment error, Quality Award staff will contact you with instructions on submitting the payment.

As a reminder, the ITA payment is not mandatory, however applicants who submit an ITA payment will save money on their overall application. No paperwork is needed to submit the ITA.

You can access help documents for the Quality Award Portal here, or if you need additional assistance please email

The National Quality Award Program is excited for the 2020 program cycle and looks forward to your applications. We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience and thank you for your patience as we work through this technical issue.


Lisa Volk, RN, B.P.S., LNHA
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15