Your facility’s HCAM membership includes access to the American Health Care Association (AHCA). AHCA/NCAL provides you with tools and resources, access, involvement in powerful advocacy, professional development, networking opportunities, and much more.
Requesting an AHCA Username P3: Market Data that Matters LTC Trendtracker Preferred Products Education National Quality Awards

Requesting an AHCA Username

Long-term care and post-acute care providers automatically become members of American Health Care Association (AHCA) and National Center for Assisted Living (NCAL) when they join their state affiliate association. If your facility or community is a current member of Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM) and Michigan Center for Assisted Living (MCAL) and you would like to access AHCA/NCAL members-only information, request your personal login at update@ahca.org.

Long-term care vendors may join the Associate Business Member (ABM) Program, designed for those companies that share a genuine interest with AHCA/NCAL in furthering the quality of long-term care.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

New! P3: Market Data that Matters

P3© is a SNF-centered report, available exclusively to AHCA SNF members, that uses hospital and SNF claims to track patient flow and availability in the SNF’s market area.  Your year-long subscription gives you a critical understanding of hospital referral data in key clinical categories relevant to PDPM. You’ll get quarterly reports with key information that will help you compete more successfully:
-Hospital Referral Data
-SNF Length of Stay and Referral Data
-Market PDPM Data
-Top Hospital PDPM Data

Long-Term Care Trend Tracker

LTC Trend Tracker™ is a web-based tool that enables long-term and post-acute care providers to access key information that can help their organization succeed. This is an exclusive benefit for HCAM/MCAL members through their AHCA/NCAL membership. LTC Trend Tracker allows skilled nursing organizations, assisted living residences and personal care homes to benchmark personal metrics to those of their peers and examine ongoing quality improvement efforts. LTC Trend Tracker is members’ one-stop shop f0r timely information and valuable insights about their own performance as well as the entire profession’s.

Preferred Products

AHCA/NCAL Provides Cost-Cutting Programs To Save YOU Money!

American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL) members can now benefit from several member service programs designed to help cut costs on products and services that you use every day. Start saving money now with our exclusive member benefit discounts only available to AHCA and NCAL members!


HealthCap is the leading professional and general liability insurance company dedicated to the senior care profession. HealthCap provides focused claims management services and specialized insurance products serving the spectrum of senior living communities.LEARN MORE

HealthCap is the AHCA/NCAL preferred provider of liability insurance. AHCA/NCAL members receive:

  • 10% discount for AHCA/NCAL members
  • Lower claims frequency and lower claims severity than other major liability insurance carriers
  • Integrated risk management​
    • On-site risk consult
    • Accredited in-service education – in person or online
    • Unlimited telephone support
    • Access to QA Reader, our innovative virtual risk management program
  • Exclusive and local industry expert insurance agents


Stop Over-Paying on Your Facility’s Utility Bills with Cleary Energy

Most long-term care facilities (75%) are being overcharged for one or more of their utilities. Cleary Energy has recouped on average 4% to 8% savings on utilities for long-term care facility customers. That’s a significant savings! LEARN MORE

Cleary Energy‘s long-term care experience sets the company apart. The founder of Cleary Energy has 40 years of long-term care experience and has spent the last seven years specializing in finding energy cost savings for skilled nursing, assisted living and senior living centers. That in-depth knowledge of long-term care operations enables Cleary Energy to find the greatest costs savings on utility expenses for AHCA/NCAL members because Cleary Energy knows where to look for savings. 

Take advantage of this unique no-risk opportunity to save on utility costs. Contact Cleary Energy today in one of three ways:


Gero Nurse Prep is an online training course designed to prepare RNs who care for elders to attain board certification in Gerontological Nursing (RN-BC) by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). This course equips RNs with a broad array of clinical knowledge, skills and competencies that are tested on the ANCC certification exam and essential for quality gerontological nursing practice and leadership of elder care teams.


AHCA/NCAL is excited to announce that Mood Media is the newest company to join our members-only Preferred Provider Program. Mood offers exclusive AHCA/NCAL member pricing on music, messaging, and scent services that will enhance the resident experience in any long-term care center. Mood’s music solutions are 100% fully licensed for all Mood usage applications and are commercial free! More information about Mood’s services and products can be found on the Mood website under “Frequently Asked Questions” and in this exclusive AHCA/NCAL members-only price sheet (password: moodpartner).


AHCA/NCAL Events. To meet the professional development and networking needs of our large and broad-based membership, AHCA provides numerous outstanding events and opportunities throughout the year. Targeted meetings and conferences are available to address the specific requirements of different constituencies. Whether it’s online during a webinar or in-person at one of the regional conferences or AHCA/NCAL’s Annual Convention & Expo, AHCA strives to create great networking and learning opportunities throughout the year.

National Quality Award Program

The AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award Program provides a pathway for providers of long-term and post-acute care services to journey toward performance excellence. The program is based on the core values and criteria of the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.

Member centers may apply for three progressive levels of awards: Bronze—Commitment to Quality, Silver—Achievement in Quality, or Gold—Excellence in Quality. Each level has its own distinct rigors and requirements for quality and performance excellence.

Applications are judged by trained Examiners who provide feedback on opportunities for improvement to support continuous learning.

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