IHCA Bulletin October 22, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Education
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Get your disaster plan in order!

The IHCA ICAL Disaster Preparedness Conference on Tuesday, November 27 will feature state experts in several areas related to disaster planning and disaster management. Read More »

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MDS 101 and 201 offer basics and much more!

IHCA's comprehensive two-day MDS 3.0 training program - MDS 101 and MDS 201 - introduces MDS 3.0 to new (or fairly new) MDS coordinators, nurses, social services and administrators. Check out MDS 101: Basic MDS 3.0 Training and MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training being offered in March. Read More »

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Upcoming districts: OSHA inspections and disease management

All IHCA ICAL member facilities will want to have staff attend these important education topics at the upcoming November District meetings. Register now!
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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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Association News
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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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Is your Facility Finder information correct?

IHCA ICAL members are encouraged to review and update their information on our Facility Finder and Care Interpreter online tools. Our Facility Finder is used by hospital discharge planners and consumers to find a facility to meet their care needs. Make sure your information is current and up to date. Read More »

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National News
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Iowa member wins AHCA/NCAL social media prize

Who was the lucky IHCA ICAL member who won an iPad in the AHCA NCAL social media competition? Click here to see the online drawing. 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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NNHW 2013 theme and dates announced

AHCA unveiled its theme for the 2013 National Nursing Home Week (NNHW) observance. Mark your calendar! Read More »

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Survey
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IHCA survey results member call on Tuesday

All IHCA members are invited and encouraged to participate in the IHCA Monthly Survey Results Teleconference on Tuesday, October 23 at 11:30-12:30. Read More »

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Fire Marshal offers list of top 10 deficiencies

The State Fire Marshal Office has provided IHCA with a list of top 10 deficiencies cited nationwide in 2011. Read More »
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New long term care survey regions

The DIA Health Facilities Division has reorganized its program coordinator state assignments. See the new listing on the DIA Health Facilities Division webpage. 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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Payment and 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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Quality Initiatives
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Trend Tracker FREE webinars begin this week

LTC Trend Tracker, a free data management tool for AHCA member facilities, will be a valuable asset in navigating through the new Quality Initiative goals. Learn more by participating in the free AHCA webinar this week. Register now! Read More »

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Independent owners: Quality Award info for you!

For independent owners, finding time to focus on existing and emerging priorities can be a challenge. AHCA/NCAL's free webinar, Tools to Simplify the Quality Award Application for Independent Owners, will bring together the resources that can help align the Quality Award and Quality Initiatives goals.
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Education Calendar
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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 SOLD OUT
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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 SOLD OUT
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 6, West Des Moines SOLD OUT
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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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Assisted Living Managers Annual Education Conference, November 14, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, November 15, Atlantic
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Disaster Preparedness Conference, November 27, West Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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
Education
Association News
National News
Survey
Payment and Regulatory
Quality Initiatives
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