IHCA Bulletin September 24, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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IHCA ICAL Convention
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Early bird pricing ends TODAY

Early bird registration ends Monday, September 24 for the 2012 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show. Be sure your staff is registered early to save $50!  Read More »

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Golf tourney entries due by Tuesday noon!

If you haven't yet registered for the 24th Annual Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament you must submit your golfers' names by Tuesday noon to Jennifer Schumann at 515.978.2204. Read More »

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Print convention handouts in advance

Education session handouts for the IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show are now available on the IHCA ICAL website. Printed handouts WILL NOT be available at the convention, so attendees are encouraged to print them out in advance and bring them to convention. Read More »
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IHCA ICAL elections and business meetings

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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Nurse and Activity groups' meetings and elections

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 & Regulatory
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HHS delays ICD-10 until 2014

HHS final rule delays ICD-10 implementation day until October 1, 2014, as well as other changes related to HIPAA.
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Federal agencies release new ACA guidance

AHCA offers summaries of two notices released by the IRS and DoL related to the Affordable Care Act. Read More »

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Let member resources help you adapt to coming changes

Member nursing facilities need to embrace available tools to keep up with coming changes in expectations with ACAs, ACOs, compliance, privacy and security. Make the most of these resources available to our members. Read More »

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Iowa Health Information Network and electronic health records

IME is conducting a survey with IHCA to identify EHR adoption and needs in long term care. The survey has only 10 questions, but will help IME, IHCA, and the Iowa e-Health program develop and obtain resources for long term care. IHCA and ICAL members are asked to complete the Nursing Facility Electronic Health Record Adoptions Survey. Read More »
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Education
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Important Quality Initiatives education

The CMS and DIA survey processes are already being impacted by the new national Quality Initiatives. Facilities must get up to speed! The IHCA ICAL NF and AL Quality Initiative Conference is a must-attend education for providers! Read More »

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Adding home health and hospice services 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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Clinical
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CDC infection tracking system for LTC

The CDC announced the launch of an infection tracking system for nursing homes, dialysis clinics and hospitals. 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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Resources
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Used minibuses for sale

Access Institute, a non-profit organization in Idaho, has surplus minibuses for sale. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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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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Quality Initiative Conference, October 24, Cedar Rapids
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Quality Initiative Conference, October 25, 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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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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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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In This Issue
IHCA ICAL Convention
Payment & Regulatory
Education
Clinical
National News
Resources
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