2024 National Quality Award Intent to Apply (ITA) Period is Now Open!

2024 National Quality Award Intent to Apply (ITA) Period is Now Open!
The 2024 National Quality Award Intent to Apply period is your gateway to a journey of excellence. By taking a few minutes to submit your ITA, you're contributing to the advancement of quality care while opening doors to recognition, growth, and positive change. Don't miss this opportunity to be part of something exceptional. Start your journey today!

Why Should You Submit an ITA?
The doors to the 2024 National Quality Award Intent to Apply (ITA) are officially open, and there are compelling reasons why you should consider taking this step. By submitting your ITA, you're not only helping AHCA/NCAL, but you're also helping yourself. Wondering how? Read on to discover the benefits and simple steps involved in declaring your intent to apply.

Submitting an ITA plays a pivotal role in gauging the interest and participation levels for the National Quality Award. This preliminary step aids AHCA/NCAL in enhancing the review process and improving the overall application experience. Additionally, as a token of appreciation for your proactive participation, submitting an ITA qualifies you for a discounted application fee.

While submitting an ITA is entirely voluntary and has no bearing on your actual application consideration, it is strongly encouraged for all long-term and post-acute care providers to declare their intent to apply. Your contribution matters, and this simple gesture sets the stage for a remarkable journey towards quality excellence.

How Long Does it Take?
Believe it or not, it's a breeze. Following these three easy steps, you can complete the process in a matter of minutes. If you're already verified in the Quality Award application Portal, it'll take around 5-10 minutes at most.

Step 1:
Navigate to and click on the Portal.
Step 2:
Log in using your designated username and password. If you're unsure about your credentials, don't sweat it! Reach out to the team, and they'll assist you in setting up your account.
Step 3:
Once you're on your center's dashboard, select the "Payment" option to submit your Intent to Apply. And just like that, you're done!
Important Dates:
Mark your calendars! The ITA submission period is open from Tuesday, August 15, 2023, through Thursday, November 16, 2023. While the deadline provides ample time, consider submitting your ITA sooner rather than later for a chance to receive a complimentary application fee for the 2024 National Quality Award cycle.

Access Additional Resources:
You're not alone on this journey. The National Quality Award website provides a plethora of helpful resources, including FAQs and application packets for the 2024 cycle. Whether you need guidance on the Portal or insights into the application process, you'll find the information you need to make your journey smooth and successful.

Exclusive Opportunity:
As an added incentive, the first 100 ITAs received will be automatically entered for a chance to win a complimentary application fee for the 2024 National Quality Award cycle. It's AHCA/NCAL  way of thanking you for your dedication to quality care.
Need Assistance?
Questions? Concerns? Reach out to, and the team will be more than happy to provide the assistance you need.
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