The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program is pleased to announce the approval of an automatic one-year extension for recipients in their third year of renewal. The Program is making this extension in order to be supportive of members during these challenging times and offering them the opportunity to maintain their active status even if they are not able to apply in 2021.
This means that recipients in their third year of renewal in 2021 will have one more year (2022) to remain active and apply at the next award level. There is no action needed on the part of the recipient to receive the extension. We have communicated this extension to all members impacted; however, we do not plan to publicize it widely as we do not want to dissuade anyone who was considering applying in 2021 from doing so.
Members in their third year of renewal are still able to apply during the 2021 award cycle. The intent to apply deadline for 2021 is November 12, 2020 at 8 PM EST.
As a reminder, the Renewal Policy, previously known as the Recertification Policy, has been updated to allow recipients additional options to stay active. To learn more about the Renewal Policy, visit the National Quality Award website.
If you have any questions, please contact Urvi Patel.