IHCA Bulletin October 8, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Association News
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IHCA and ICAL board members elected for 2013

The IHCA and ICAL Board of Directors' elections were held on Tuesday, October 2. Here is the list of board members for 2013. Read More »

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Nurse and Activity groups elect 2013 officers

The Iowa Nurses of Long Term Care (INLTC), Iowa Nurses of Assisted Living (INAL) held their annual elections at the IHCA ICAL Convention on October 2. Read More »
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Help AHCA better meet your needs - Complete survey

AHCA is asking its skilled and post-acute care provider members to complete a survey to help understand the performance of AHCA in meeting your needs. Read More »
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Education
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IHCA ICAL Quality Initiative conference

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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Upcoming districts: OSHA inspections and disease management

All IHCA ICAL member facilities will want to have personnel attend these important education topics at the upcoming November District meetings. Read More »
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course

The Activity Professionals Home Study Course offers a great opportunity for activity professionals needed to meet F-249 training requirements. Read More »

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Two upcoming webinars from AHCA/NCAL

These two FREE webinars, from AHCA/NCAL, are a great, economical way to get your staff thinking about two important topics: partnerships with hospice and disaster planning. Read More »

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Print convention handouts available online

Attendees of the IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show can still access handouts for the education sessions on the IHCA ICAL website. Read More »
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Regulatory
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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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Survey on NF electronic health record adoptions

IME is conducting a survey with IHCA to identify EHR adoption and needs in long term care. It is important for ALL facilities to participate. Please complete yours today! Read More »

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Check the updated LEIE database!

Iowa providers are strongly encouraged to consistently check the "excluded individuals" lists for not only new or potential employees, but existing employees as well. Here are the links and forms recommended by our legal consultant Davis Brown Law. Read More »

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Quality
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BCG Research: Resident satisfaction surveys starting

BCG Research is conducting their annual Resident Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about what they can offer your facility!
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Free LTC Trend Tracker webinars coming up

With ongoing changes in the long term care landscape, keeping up with your facility's data is now a necessity. This is an excellent time to take advantage of AHCA’s free webinars to learn more about LTC Trend Tracker (LTCTT). 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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CMS updates Medicaid website

CMS has recently revamped its webpage that lists the Medicaid RACs throughout the US and offers a state-by-state breakdown of how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) audits are working. Read More »
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Resources
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In-service resource: Understanding Restorative Care

AHCA is excited to introduce a new in-service training program for long term care and post-acute care providers to help train staff to implement a facility-wide restorative care program. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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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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NW District Education, November 6, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, November 8, Waterloo
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SE District Education, November 13, West Liberty
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SW District Education, November 15, Atlantic
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, self-paced
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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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Education
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Quality
National News
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