IHCA Bulletin August 27, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Exclusive for IHCA ICAL: Senior Oral Health Project

Our member facilities are invited to participate in our new Senior Oral Health Project. Get education and training to start the program for just $25 if you enroll early! Read on for details... Read More »

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Member facilities' information needed

Each member facility and/or organization is asked to complete the Update of Organization form to update their facility's/organization's information. Please do so as soon as possible. Read More »

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IHCA ICAL Convention
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PR Committee recommends two great sessions!

Are you registered for the 2012 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show? If you have to think twice about it, the IHCA ICAL Public Relations Committee wants to make sure you know about two great sessions they have planned! Read More »

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The most fun possible on a golf course!

Don't miss the fun at the Iowa Health PAC's 24th Annual Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament. Register now for the event on Sunday, September 30, 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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Elections and business meetings scheduled at convention

The IHCA ICAL business meeting and elections will be held on Tuesday, October 2. The slate of names for officer elections has been released by the Nominations Committee. Read More »
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Meetings and elections for nurse and activity groups

The Iowa Nurses of Long Term Care (INLTC), Iowa Nurses of Assisted Living (INAL) and Iowa Council of Activity Professionals (ICAP) will hold their annual business meetings and elections at the IHCA ICAL Convention on October 2. Read More »
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Payment
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CMS schedule for therapy cap review phase-in

CMS is phasing in its new manual medical review policy of requiring pre-approval for therapy provided to a patient. Here is the information and resources you need to be informed! Read More »

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Federal benefit electronic payments

AHCA is offering a free webinar on how providers can comply with the new federal regulation requiring electronic payment of federal and non-tax payments. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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Online resources and tools

AHCA's Quality Initiative offers a wide range of online resources and tools on its Resources webpage to help providers get started and move toward meeting the four Quality Initiative goals. Read More »

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This week: Free LTC Trend Tracker webinar series

Join the 140 IHCA members using LTC Trend Tracker! Start with this week's FREE webinars to learn more about what LTC Trend Tracker can do for your facility's data management! Read More »

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Clinical
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Influenza season is on its way

The Iowa Influenza Season will be here before you know it. Start taking steps now to ensure your residents and staff are vaccinated. Read More »
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National News
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AHCA/NCAL 63rd Annual Convention & Expo

Advanced registration for the AHCA/NCAL 63rd Annual Convention & Expo continues through September 10, 2012. The event, October 7-10 in Tampa, FL, features great education sessions, speakers, networking and social events, and business opportunities planned. 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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Education
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Medicare Review covers changes

The face of Medicare is constantly changing with new rules and regulations and changing documentation. That's why your staff needs the Medicare Review course. Read More »

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Setting social media boundaries for staff

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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Save the date: Home Health and Hospice "how to" class

Expanding to offer home health and hospice services is on many facilities' radar. Learn more about what it would take to offer these services at IHCA ICAL's How to Start a Home Health or Hospice Agency class on October 23 in West Des Moines. Read More »

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Resources
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Take advantage of the summer publications sale

Now through the end of August save on your purchases from the AHCA NCAL Online Bookstore! Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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In This Issue
Association News
IHCA ICAL Convention
Payment
Quality Initiative
Clinical
National News
Education
Resources
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