Last Chance! 2021 AHCA/NCAL Quality Award Intent to Apply Deadline Nov.12

Lisa Volk

The 2021 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Intent to Apply deadline is Thursday, Nov.12 by 8 pm EST. While not mandatory, applicants who submit an ITA will save money on their overall application fee. No paperwork is needed. 

Submit your ITA by logging in to the Quality Award Portal before the deadline to avoid any delays.  

We encourage you to commit to continuing your quality improvement journey. Applying for a National Quality Award provides a framework that can be used to make critical improvements in any clinical, quality or operational function, and serves as a team building activity to engage staff across all levels. 

Applications and Free Resources

Visit to download and review application packets, and access free resources to help.

Survey eligibility requirements have also been added to the Quality Award website under Application & Resources for each award level. Please note that due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, CMS will continue to monitor inspections. 


Contact the AHCA/NCAL Quality Award team with any questions at