IHCA Bulletin July 16, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Regulatory and Payment
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Free webinar: ACA employer healthcare coverage requirements

All providers will want to join in this free AHCA/NCAL webinar, How do LTC Providers Prepare for ACA Employer Healthcare Coverage Requirements, on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Be sure to register in advance! Read More »
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Implementing SF 2164: What facilities need to know

DIA provides clarification on facilities' compliance as rules implementing SF 2146 changes to employee background checks are drafted. Read More »

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New from IME

The following Informational Letters were issued recently by the Iowa Medicaid Enterprise. Read More »
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Fire and Life Safety
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Follow new documentation process for POCs

A large number of providers are failing to follow State Fire Marshal's Office's new documentation process for Plan of Corrections, resulting in delays and a significant backlog for fire inspectors. All facilities need to review and keep the document to ensure the proper document procedure is followed when filing a plan of correction.  Read More »
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National News
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IHCA ICAL members meet with Iowa leaders in D.C.

IHCA and ICAL members and staff were among the 400 NCAL and AHCA members who attended the 2012 AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing in Washington D.C. on July 10. Read More »
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Early bird registration ends Friday!

Don't miss out on your chance to take advantage of early bird registration for the 63rd annual AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo! 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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Association News
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Member NH receives Governor's Award

Congratulations to IHCA member QHC Winterset South for receiving a 2012 Governor’s Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities. Read More »
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Now is the time to get involved

Member participation is key to our association's success! Get involved with your IHCA and ICAL associations by participating in a committee or running for a board of directors' position. Contact your district leader by August 3, 2012, to have your name submitted to the nomination committee. Read More »

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Quality and Awards
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Trend Tracker adds antipsychotic MDS data

LTC Trend Tracker has just added the 2011 off-label antipsychotic information onto the tool's dashboard. If you aren't already one of the 140 IHCA member nursing facilities using LTC Trend Tracker, now is the time to find out more about this FREE online tool from AHCA! Read More »
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IHCA ICAL award program entry materials

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. Administrators: Please share this information with your activity professionals! Read More »

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2013 Bronze National Quality Award application available

Is this your year to join the 53 IHCA ICAL member facilities that have earned the Bronze Award? It should be! See the new resources for the 2013 AHCA/NCAL Bronze National Quality 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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Emergency Planning
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CMS talks emergency preparedness in provider call

AHCA offers emergency preparedness links and resources as follow up to CMS open forum call. Read More »

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Education
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Wednesday webinar on infection prevention and control for CNAs

Wednesday's webinar, Infection Prevention and Control for CNAs and Direct Caregivers, explains the role CNAs and direct caregivers have in infection control. This is a great resource for in-service education. Once registered, a facility has access to the online recording for six months. Advance registration is required! Read More »
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Two chances left to attend education featuring DIA and State Ombudsman leaders

You still have two opportunities to attend a July ICAL District meeting and education that features a conversation with DIA Director Roberts and State LTC Ombudsman staff. Register now! Read More »

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Keep nurses up on the latest in geriatric care

Make sure your nursing staff keeps up to date on changes in geriatric care and services provided in their field by attending the IHCA Professional Nursing Seminar being offered in two locations: Coralville on July 31 and West Des Moines on August 1Read More »

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Dementia care education for all staff

The IHCA ICAL Dementia Care Conference is August 7 in Des Moines, and will feature internationally-known dementia educator and popular IHCA ICAL presenter Erin Bonitto. The conference is for all personnel who work with dementia residents/tenants at any level. Read More »

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Conference for department supervisors

The IHCA ICAL Department Head Training Conference is a unique opportunity to make sure your department supervisors are all on the same page on employment-related issues. Check out the two dates and locations being offered in August. Read More »

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IHCA ICAL Convention
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Convention registration is now open!

Registration is now open for the 2012 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show. The event is October 1-3 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines. Read More »
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PAC golf tournament: Tee it up for long term care!

Join the Iowa Health PAC committee at the 24th Annual Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Willow Creek Golf Course in West Des Moines. Be sure to check out the many sponsorship levels to choose from! Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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HCBS Elderly Waiver Changes, July 25, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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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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Dementia Care Conference, August 7, Des Moines
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Department Head Training Conference, August 22, Carroll
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Department Head Training Conference, August 30, Coralville
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IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, October 1-3, 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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In This Issue
Regulatory and Payment
Fire and Life Safety
National News
Association News
Quality and Awards
Emergency Planning
Education
IHCA ICAL Convention
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