IHCA Bulletin January 30, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Association News
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Friday deadline for Every Senior has a Story submissions

Friday, February 3 is the deadline for submitting your facility's Every Senior has a Story nomination. Don’t let your facility be left out of the celebration! Administrators please share this information with your Activities and Social Services staff. Read More »

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State News
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Many issues impact IHCA ICAL at the Captiol

IHCA and ICAL lobbyists' weekly update of actions and events related to nursing homes, assisted livings and residential care facilities in the Iowa State Legislature. 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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AHCA/NCAL Independent Owner Leadership Conference, March 14-16

Independent owners are encouraged to check out the AHCA/NCAL Independent Owner Leadership Conference. This is a great learning and networking opportunities for all independent owners! Read More »

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Payment & Regulatory
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DHS response on QAAF payments due January 30

IHCA asked DHS to agree to waive penalties and late fees for providers that are currently experiencing hardship due to the rebasing delay. Read More »

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Updated information on reporting of crime suspicion

CMS has issued a revised S&C memo on reporting the reasonable suspicion of a crime. Read More »
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MDS 3.0 & Money follows the person webinar series

AOA launches a webinar series today that looks at transitions and long-term supports and services. A recording will be available after the webinar. Read More »

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Webinar series on successful care transitions

Check out this free 8-part webinar series aimed at improving care transitions and reducing avoidable readmissions. Read More »

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Quality
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MDS 3.0 Quality Measure update

Nursing facilities will get an opportunity to preview their QM performance via their Casper system by the end of January. Read More »
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AHCA offers health survey results

Make the most of information available at AHCA's LTC Stats webpage, including the December 2011 Nursing Facility Standard Health Survey Report. Read More »

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Workforce
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Scholarships for RN Gerontological Certification

We've had a great initial response to this important opportunity for RNs. Don't let your RNs be left out...make sure they apply for this scholarship to cover the cost of national certification as a gerontological nurse. Read More »

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Education
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Get the latest on fire and life safety

The popular IHCA ICAL 2012 Life and Fire Safety Conference is just around the corner. Make sure your environmental supervisors, department heads, nursing facility managers and assisted living management are all signed up! Read More »

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Districts feature supervisory and dementia training

February IHCA ICAL District education is suited for all levels of staff and is close to home. Mark your calendars and register now! Read More »

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Build the strength of your caregiver staff

Building a strong commitment among your CNAs will help improve care quality and reduce staff turnover. Invest in your staff with NAHCA's CNA Certified Preceptor Course.  Read More »

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Spring Quarterly Education and Activity Professional Conference scheduled

The IHCA ICAL Spring Quarterly Education Conference and Activity Professionals Conference, March 27-28, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines is now accepting registrations. Read More »
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Resources
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Report looks at value of LTC insurance

A new report on planning for long term care (LTC) costs notes that LTC insurance is an important financing option for many people to protect against catastrophic costs, but not all. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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Legal Aspects of Management for Department Heads and Supervisors, February 2, 2012, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, February 7, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, February 9, Waterloo
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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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SE District Education, February 21, West Liberty
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SW District Education, February 23, Atlantic
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Dental Care and Oral Hygiene for Older Adults, February 28 @ 2 p.m., webinar
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NAHCA's CNA Certified Preceptor Course, March 7-8, West Des Moines
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D.O.N. and Nurse Manager Leadership Program, March 13-15, West Des Moines
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Spring Quarterly Education Conference and Activity Professionals Conference, March 27-28, Des Moines
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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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