IHCA ICAL Bulletin May 20, 2013
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State News
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Legislative session: Please contact your legislators!
(All)

It is CRITICAL that our members continue to contact all lawmakers to let them know the importance of approving nursing facility rebase at $18M and providing an increase for Home and Community Based and Home Health services. Negotiations are expected to wrap up this week and lawmakers need to hear from you! Read More »

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Workforce
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Check out the online education resources from CE Solutions
(All)

IHCA ICAL members are encouraged to check out the cost-effective, e-learning resources available through CE Solution. Visit www.DiscoverCESolutions.com to learn more about the online courses available at our special Members Only pricing!  Read More »

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Court strikes down NLRB union posting requirement
(All)

The United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has issued a ruling striking down the NLRB notice of employee rights posting requirement. Read More »
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Regulatory
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Further clarification on cooking in ALs
(AL)

ICAL providers need to know that the policy addressing cooking devices in assisted living is not retroactive and applies on a going-forward basis. Read More »

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Affordable Care Act
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New ACA employer penalty calculator
(NF, AL, RCF)

AHCA/NCAL member facilities and organizations can get help in planning their employee health coverage. See the ACA Employer Penalty Calculator that provides a rough estimate of potential ACA penalties based on company size. This and more ACA resources are available on the AHCA/NCAL Affordable Care Act webpageRead More »

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Funding
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CMMI Innovation Grants offer funding for PAC providers
(HH)

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) has announced a new $1 billion initiative that will provide grant funding to post-acute care providers - specifically home health - to test new innovative care delivery and payment models. Read More »
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Quality Initiative
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Have your Quality Initiative efforts recognized!
(NF)

AHCA has announced the Quality Initiative Recognition Program to honor those nursing facilities that have achieved one, two, three, or all four goals over the past year. The deadline for submission is July 15.
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NF staffing information needed - Deadline extended
(NF)

Iowa nursing facilities are asked to complete the AHCA Staffing Survey by May 31. Your participation is important to our state outcomes! Read More »

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Tops in Survey
(All)

Congratulations to our IHCA ICAL members who have received a deficiency-free DIA inspection. And don't forget to check out the latest in survey trends from the IHCA ICAL Survey Sub-Committee on our Members Only website. Read More »
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Awards and Scholarships
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NCAL Award nominations extended to May 24
(AL, RCF)

Recognize one of your outstanding team member's efforts by nominating him or her for the NCAL 2013 Awards Program. The deadline for nominations has been extended to Friday, May 24. Read More »
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Scholarship application deadline is May 31
(All)

The deadline is May 31 for applications for the IHCA Foundation's Health Care Scholarships. The scholarships are for employees at IHCA and ICAL member organizations who are furthering their education in nursing, physical/occupational therapy or health care administration with the intention of working in the long term care field. Administrators: Please pass this information on to your staff. Read More »

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National News
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Hejda selected to 2013 Future Leaders
(All)

Congratulations to ICAL member Stacy Hejda for being selected by AHCA/NCAL for their Future Leaders program! Read More »

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Chensvold selected to become a Political Ambassador
(All)

IHCA President David Chensvold has been selected to participate in AHCA/NCAL's new Political Ambassadors program. Read More »

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AHCA/NCAL this week

Here's your update on the latest in national long term care news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol Connections and NCAL ConnectionsRead More »

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Association News
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Solicitation for 2014 IHCA Board candidates
(NF)

The 2013-2014 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) members in good standing who are interested in running for a position on the IHCA Board of Directors. As determined in the 2012 Bylaws revisions, the Association is moving to an electronic ballot process for the officer and director-at-large positions. Read More »

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Solicitation for 2014 ICAL Board candidates
(AL, RCF, HH, HCBS, SH)

The 2013-2014 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL) members in good standing who are interested in running for a position on the ICAL Board of Directors. As determined in the 2012 Bylaws revisions, the Association is moving to an electronic ballot process for the officer and director-at-large positions. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Medicare Review, May 22, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, May 23, Atlantic
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Violent/Sexual Offender Training, June 5, West Des Moines  Location change: Marriott Hotel, 1250 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines
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New Member Orientation, June 7, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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Communication and Documentation for the Health Care Assistant, June 11, 1:00 p.m., webinar
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Care Planning for the Activity Professional, June 12, West Des Moines
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 19, Altoona
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Health Care Assistants 2013 Convention, June 19, Altoona
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ICAC Renewal Program (MDS 3.0 Re-Certification), June 26, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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
State News
Workforce
Regulatory
Affordable Care Act
Funding
Quality Initiative
Awards and Scholarships
National News
Association News
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care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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