IHCA Bulletin February 6, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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State News
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Subcommittee work on two bills important to members

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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Education
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Life and Fire Safety is next week

Are you registered for the popular IHCA ICAL 2012 Life and Fire Safety Conference? Handouts will be available to registrants later this week. Make sure your environmental supervisors, department heads, nursing facility managers and assisted living management are all signed up! Read More »

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Looking forward to Spring!

The IHCA ICAL Spring Quarterly Education Conference and Activity Professionals Conference is March 27-28, at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Des Moines. Register now! Read More »

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Save the date: Iowa Assisted Living Management Certification Course

The ALMC course is an ideal training program for directors, health service managers, corporate office staff, and other organization leaders and offers a unique opportunity to learn about assisted living best practices. 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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Workforce
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Employers should post OSHA Form 300A

Employers must post OSHA form beginning February 1. Read More »
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Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry requirement

CNAs who wish to maintain their name on the Iowa Direct Care Worker Registry must fulfill the federal requirement set by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) for the nursing facilities' Direct Care Worker Registry. Read More »
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RN Gerontological Certification scholarships

The March 1 deadline will be here soon for the RN Gerontological Certification scholarships. 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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NAHCA course builds 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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Payment
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Medicare RAC recoveries continue to increase

The results of Recovery Audits are detailed in a recent CMS report. Members will want to take advantage of information and resources on Medicare RAC Program audits. Read More »

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Bundled payments: Self-assessment tool

Learn more about the Bundled Payment for Care Improvement (BPCI) program with tools and resources, including an implementation guide, from CMMI. Read More »
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Activities
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Time to start planning: National Nursing Home Week!

It's time to start planning for National Nursing Home Week. Check out the AHCA resources available now and coming soon! Read More »

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Quality
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Link between pneumonia and oral hygiene

Recent findings create a link to poor oral hygiene as a common risk factor for pneumonia. IHCA's upcoming webinar, Dental Care and Oral Hygiene for Older Adults, can help your care staff address this important care need. Read More »

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Facilities accept the quality challenge!

IHCA and ICAL are proud to announce that 37 member facilities have accepted the challenge and submitted their intent to apply for the AHCA/NCAL Quality Program Awards. Read More »
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Scam Warning
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UST telecom invoice scam

Be on the watch for what looks like an invoice from UST for a telecom maintenance agreement...it's all part of a scam. Read More »

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Resources
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Used minibuses for sale

Access Institute, a non-profit organization in Idaho, has surplus minibuses for sale. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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In This Issue
State News
Education
National News
Workforce
Payment
Activities
Quality
Scam Warning
Resources
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IHCA ICAL is dedicated to promoting quality long term
care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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