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Press Release: Award Winning Nursing Homes Announced at American Health Care Association’s Quality Symposium

Providigm’s third annual Embracing Quality Awards were announced Monday evening at AHCA/NCAL’s 2015 Quality Symposium. The 301 skilled nursing centers that were honored are recognized as top-performing organizations in the United States and Canada.

Winning nursing homes were awarded for outstanding performance in one or more of three categories:

  • Attaining a deficiency-free annual survey in 2014
  • Having a low risk-adjusted rate of readmission to hospitals
  • Achieving exceptionally favorable customer satisfaction ratings

“The Embracing Quality Awards are given to nursing homes who have not only demonstrated a commitment to quality improvement efforts by achieving QAPI Accreditation, but who have also achieved exceptional and measurable results in the areas of survey performance, readmissions, and satisfaction,” says Miranda Meadow, Providigm’s Accreditation Program Manager. “These awards are Providigm’s recognition of that link between effort and outcome.”

In order to be eligible to win an Embracing Quality Award, centers needed to achieve Providigm’s Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Accreditation. In total, 1,391 nursing centers, located across all 50 states, and Ontario, Canada, received Providigm’s QAPI Accreditation during 2014.

The accredited centers implemented QAPI systems which met quantitative standards that have been demonstrated to be associated with significant performance improvement. abaqis, the leading Quality Management System for post-acute healthcare providers, was used by the centers to conduct QAPI on a continuous and comprehensive basis. For a full list of accredited facilities and award winners, please visit

About AHCA/NCAL Quality Symposium
Hundreds of healthcare professionals convened at the American Health Care Association and the National Center for Assisted Living’s (AHCA/NCAL) 7th Annual Quality Symposium: It’s Time to Roar! This meeting’s theme continues a tradition of supporting and challenging members who are focused on quality improvement. In today’s rapidly changing world, performance excellence is ever more central to success.

About Providigm 
Providigm creates quality improvement solutions for health care. Through Providigm’s web-based systems and comprehensive training, providers are able to improve the quality of care and life of their residents. Providigm’s patented abaqis® Quality Management System is the nation’s leading assessment and reporting system based on CMS’s Quality Indicator Survey. With its recent expansion in Post-Acute Care Readmissions Tracking, as well as it’s full complement of tools for survey readiness, QAPI, and Customer Satisfaction, abaqis is designed to help nursing homes in any market prepare for changes in the post-acute and long-term care industry. Providigm’s accomplished Research Group provides the scientific foundation and cutting-edge methodology behind its quality systems. For more information, visit

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