IHCA Bulletin June 4, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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State News
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Session ends and Governor takes action on budget bills

IHCA ICAL lobbyists' summary of the actions and events related to nursing facilities, assisted living programs and residential care facilities in the 2012 Iowa State Legislature. Read More »

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National News
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AHCA joins CMS Partnership to improve SNF dementia care

AHCA helped launch CMS’ new initiative, The Partnership to Improve Dementia Care. Dr. David Gifford, AHCA Senior Vice President, Quality & Regulatory Affairs, represented AHCA, LeadingAge and all care providers on a national press call with CMS. Read More »
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Help recognize AHCA leader as one of healthcare's most influential

Help elect Gov. Parkinson to Modern Healthcare’s list of Top 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare. Voting ends June 15. Read More »

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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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HIPAA
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Version 5010 enforcement discretion period ends June 30

The CMS enforcement discretion period for HIPAA Version 5010 upgrade ends on June 30, 2012. Is your facility ready to be in compliance? Read More »

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Education
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DIA director plans to attend July Districts

The July IHCA ICAL District Meeting and education will feature a conversation with DIA Director Roberts and State LTC Ombudsman staff. Plan now to join us!  Read More »

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Two weeks away...Summer Quarterly Conference

Department heads, social services staff, nurses, administrators and owners will all find many topics of interest at the IHCA ICAL Summer Quarterly Education Conference. And don't forget, this event is held in conjunction with the IHCA ICAL CNA and Direct Caregivers ConferenceRead More »
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Quality care begins with a strong direct care staff

Refocus and motivate your CNAs and direct caregivers at the IHCA ICAL CNA and Direct Caregivers Conference on June 20 at the Airport Holiday Inn in Des Moines. Read More »
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Training for non-profit board of directors' members

IHCA is offering non-profit member facilities a unique opportunity with our Non-Profit Board Member Training Program being offered on Thursday, June 14 in West Des Moines. This is a great way to help your board members see their role from a new perspective. Read More »

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Free LTC Trend Tracker how-to webinars

LTC Trend Tracker is a free member service provided for AHCA members. AHCA's free webinar is an excellent way to learn more about this free data management resource. Read More »
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Quality & Awards
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Your programs and people are winners! Nominate them today!

Recognize the outstanding programs and people in your organization by nominating them for an IHCA ICAL Quality Program Award or Excellence in Long Term Care Award. Read More »
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Tops in Survey

Congratulations to our IHCA members who has received a deficiency-free survey.  Read More »
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Education Calendar
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Non-Profit Board Member Training Program, June 14, West Des Moines
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Infection Prevention and Control for CNAs and Direct Care Givers, July 18 @ 10:00 a.m., webinar
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IHCA ICAL Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 20, Des Moines
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CNA and Direct Caregivers Conference, June 20, Des Moines
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Northwest District Meeting & Education, July 10, Storm Lake
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Northeast District Meeting & Education, July 12, Waterloo
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Southeast District Meeting & Education, July 17, West Liberty
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Infection Prevention and Control for CNAs and Direct Care Givers, July 18, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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Southwest District Meeting & Education, July 19, Atlantic
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Professional Nursing Seminar, July 31, Coralville
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Professional Nursing Seminar, August 1, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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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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National News
HIPAA
Education
Quality & Awards
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