IHCA Bulletin August 13, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Regulatory
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Are your EEOC processes up to date?

Is your facility protected from a lawsuit by being in compliance with the new federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidance? The IHCA ICAL Department Head Training Conference will help you ensure your facility staff is up to speed on the new EEOC guidance. Read More »

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New website streamlines government processes

New SAM website consolidates federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance and streamlines processes.  Read More »

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Check the updated LEIE database!

The Updated LEIE Database file reflects all OIG exclusion and reinstatement actions. This new Updated LEIE Database (list of excluded individuals and entities) is a complete database file containing all exclusions currently in effect. Read More »
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Payment
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Phase-in of Part B Therapy Services Manual Medical Review

The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 mandates manual medical review of therapy services. Learn more about the process with resources provided here. Read More »

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Reimbursement success comes with MDS certification training

A facility MDS coordinator who is well trained in MDS 3.0 can help a facility save time and maximize reimbursement. Check out IHCA's MDS 3.0 Certification and Re-certification training for new and continuing MDS staff. Read More »

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Quality Initiatives
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Education on reducing antipsychotic drug use

Our webinar, Practical Strategies to Avoid Inappropriate Prescriptions of Antipsychotics, is a great way to get started on reducing the use of antipsychotics in your facility. As part of the AHCA Quality Initiatives, CMS and DIA are working together to support facilities and doctors in reducing the overuse of antipsychotic medications. Participate in this webinar to get moving toward the Initiative's goal! Read More »

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Free LTC Trend Tracker webinar series

If your facility isn't yet using the free LTC Trend Tracker, now is the time to learn more about what it can do for your data management! 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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Awards
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Wednesday deadline for IHCA ICAL awards

Wednesday is the deadline for entries for the IHCA ICAL award programs! Don't miss your chance to 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 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award application process

The 2013 AHCA/NCAL National Quality Award applications for Bronze, Silver and Gold are now available. New this year: AL-specific Bronze award criteria and the Bronze Criteria Series video series. Read More »

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IHCA ICAL Convention
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Golfing for a good cause! Sign up now!

Golf and a good time go together at the Iowa Health PAC's 24th Annual Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament. Register now for the event on Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Willow Creek Golf Course in West Des Moines. Get your foursome and/or sponsorship reserved now before time runs out! Read More »

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National speakers to highlight convention

A highlight of the 2012 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show will be three keynote speakers who will bring energy and laughter to the program. Learn more about event being held October 1-3 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines! Read More »

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Education
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Pitfalls and Benefits of Social Media in the Workplace

Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn all have their place in today’s fast paced world, but when and where is social media acceptable in the healthcare environment? The webinar, A CNAs and Direct Caregivers Guide to Social Media in the Workplace, addresses with facility staff the developing laws regarding social media, as well as, the practical aspects of use, policies, and privacy. Read More »

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Medicare update

Medicare can be complicated and confusing with new rules and regulations and changing documentation. That's why we offer the Medicare Review course. Read More »
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Clinical
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Norovirus activity in Iowa

The IDPH reports several outbreaks likely caused by norovirus have occurred in Iowa over the last week.
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Activities
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Agreement exempts members from movie video licensing fees

As an AHCA/NCAL member, your facility is exempt from licensing fees for showing video performances in common areas. However, be sure to review the few exceptions that may need your consideration. 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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Developmental Disabilities (DD) Day at national convention targets learning

Developmental disability service providers will learn the latest techniques in their profession when they attend the 2nd annual AHCA NCAL Developmental Disability (DD) Day at this year’s Convention and Expo, Sunday, October 7. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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Department Head Training Conference, August 22, Carroll
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Practical Strategies to Avoid Inappropriate Prescriptions of Antipsychotics, August 23, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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Department Head Training Conference, August 30, Coralville
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A CNAs and Direct Caregivers Guide to Social Media in the Workplace, September 13, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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MDS 3.0 Certification Program, September 18, West Des Moines
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MDS 3.0 Re-Certification Program, September 20, West Des Moines
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Medicare Review, September 25, Coralville
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IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, October 1-3, Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 5-9, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 6, 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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Regulatory
Payment
Quality Initiatives
Awards
IHCA ICAL Convention
Education
Clinical
Activities
National News
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