IHCA Bulletin January 3, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Education
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HIPAA changes are now in effect: Sign up for our webinar to learn more

Get registered now for the IHCA webinar, HIPAA Compliance for NF, AL, and RCF Staff, for members on January 12, 2012, from 10-11 a.m. Don't let your staff miss this important HIPAA update! Read More »

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Registration open for Life and Fire Safety Conference

A new conference format allows attendees to selection sessions to attend. Register now to get your annual dose of the latest in life and fire safety! Read More »

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Nursing and MDS 3.0 educations planned

Don't hibernate the winter away! Register early for education planned for January! Read More »

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HIPAA
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Medicare FFS policy on HIPAA discretionary enforcement period

Although compliance will not be enforced for Version 5010 until April 1, 2012, it is important to continue to take the necessary steps to complete your transition to Version 5010 as soon as possible. Read More »
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Payment
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Webinars and resources for PASRR Level 1 launch

Webinars and resources available to help facilities with PASRR Level 1 screenings set to launch on January 9. Read More »

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Review CMSNet users in your facility

With the Department of Inspections and Appeals' December 21, 2011, migration from AT&T to Verizon for CMSNet connectivity, providers should review the users registered at their facility. Read More »
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Workforce
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NLRB postpones date for new notice-posting rule

Effective date for posting employee rights notice-posting rule is pushed back to April 30, 2012. Read More »

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National News
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AHCA this week

Here's your update on the latest in national long term care news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol ConnectionsRead More »

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Resources
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Featured Associate Member

Learn more about SouthernCare, an IHCA ICAL Associate Member, providing IHCA ICAL members with hospice services. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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HIPAA Compliance for NF, AL, and RCF Staff, January 12, 2012, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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Restorative Nursing Program, January 18, 2012, West Des Moines
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A.L. Regulatory Nurse Class, January 19, West Des Moines
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MDS 3.0 Certification Program, January 24, 2012, West Des Moines
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Legal Aspects of Management for Department Heads and Supervisors, February 2, 2012, West Des Moines
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Life Safety/Fire Safety 2012 - CARROLL, February 13-14, 2012, Carroll
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Life Safety/Fire Safety 2012 - CORALVILLE, February 15-16, 2012, Coralville
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Click on the event link to learn more about each educational offering and to register. If you have additional questions, contact Georgene Olson at 800.422.3106.
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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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