IHCA Bulletin December 3, 2012
Dedicated to promoting quality long tearm care
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Quality Initiative
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Free CMS training materials being delivered to all NFs

CMS is sending all nursing facilities free materials to help meet the additional training requirements for regular training on prevention of abuse and care for residents with dementia for nurse aides that is outlined in the Affordable Care Act. Read More »
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AHCA offers Gero Nurse Prep registration special

Through December 31, 2012, member facilities that register three registered nurses (RNs) for the Gero Nurse Prep program, can add a fourth RN for free! More than 600 participants are already benefiting from this outstanding program. Isn't it time that your facility RNs did too? Read More »

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Free LTC Trend Tracker webinars: Basics and upgrades

AHCA's Long Term Care Trend Tracker has become the data management tool-of-choice for nearly 150 IHCA member facilities. Learn more about the basics as well as upgrades to the system with two upcoming FREE webinars. Read More »

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Campaign spotlights safe injection practices

The One & Only campaign led by the CDC and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition (SIPC) to raise awareness among patients and healthcare providers about safe injection practices offers online resources for providers. Read More »
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Education
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Big education events on Wednesday - Walk-ins welcome!

Don't miss the IHCA ICAL Winter Quarterly Education Conference and our popular Certified Nurse Assistant and Direct Caregiver Education Conference this Wednesday at the Des Moines Airport Holiday Inn. Walk-ins will be welcome!! Read More »

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Electronic health changes coming: What your facility needs to know

The IHCA ICAL LTC Technology Conference, December 6 in West Des Moines, will bring long term care operators up to speed on the latest information on Iowa’s information exchange for 2013 and electronic health technology. Don't miss this opportunity to get your bearings on information technology for LTC! Read More »

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Make the most of your restorative nursing program

Is your facility making the most of its restorative nursing program? If you aren't sure, plan to have staff attend the IHCA Restorative Nursing Program seminar on December 12 in West Des Moines. Read More »
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Survey
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Inspection by Disability Rights Iowa

As a reminder, nursing homes may undergo inspections by Disability Rights Iowa. See IHCA ICAL's memo that provides details about the inspection. Read More »
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OIG report pushes for ALJ improvements in Medicare appeals

The OIG is offering recommendations based on findings in a study of ALJs reversing QIC decisions. 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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Disaster Planning
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Disaster preparedness resources

Important resources were shared at the IHCA ICAL Disaster Preparedness Conference last week. Here are the links you'll need! Read More »

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National News
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Now playing on YouTube: ICAL President Jeanine Chartier

As part of NCAL's promotion of employee recruitment and retention, Jeanine Chartier was interviewed about supporting employees at Iowa's two Char-Mac assisted living programs. 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 Calendar
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Winter Quarterly Education Conference, December 5, Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines
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CNA and Direct Caregiver Education Conference, December 5, Airport Holiday Inn, Des Moines
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LTC Technology Conference, December 6, West Des Moines
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Restorative Nursing Program, December 12, 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
Quality Initiative
Education
Survey
Regulatory
Disaster Planning
National News
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IHCA ICAL is dedicated to promoting quality long term
care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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