IHCA Bulletin September 4, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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IHCA ICAL Convention
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Trade Show features fun and vendors galore!

The fun of the IHCA ICAL convention includes the Trade Show on Monday, October 1. You won't want to miss visiting with over 80 vendors who serve the long term care continuum. Read More »
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Vendors: Make the most of the IH PAC golf tourney!

Vendors who participate as sponsors at the Iowa Health PAC's 24th Annual Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament will have a fun-filled afternoon with 250 long term care owners and administrators. Are you registered yet? Get your sponsorship reserved now before the openings are all gone! 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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Association News
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Please complete member facility update form

Each member facility and/or organization is asked to complete the Update of Organization form (online form or PDF fillable form) to update their facility's/organization's information. Read More »

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Association quality/clinical position open

IHCA is accepting applications for the position of Director of Quality and Clinical Services which supports IHCA and ICAL member facilities' national Quality Initiatives efforts with an emphasis on education and communication with our long term care providers. Read More »

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National News
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Voting options and assistance for tenants and residents

Any resident or tenant who is registered to vote can do so with your assistance. Here are links from the Secretary of State's office that provide directions for absentee voting and options for voters in need of assistance. 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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Payment
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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, including Social Security benefits. Read More »

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Quality
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Don't miss this members' only opportunity

The IHCA ICAL Senior Oral Health Project education and training is being offered to our members at the unbelievable price of $25...if you enroll early. Read on to learn more about the program... 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
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Webinar: 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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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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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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Education Calendar
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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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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 18, West Des Moines
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How to Start a Home Health or Hospice Agency, October 23, West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, October 31, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, November 1, West 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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IHCA ICAL Convention
Association News
National News
Payment
Quality
Education
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