IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 10, 2013
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Association News
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Like us on Facebook!
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Check out the new Facebook pages for IHCA ICAL and the Iowa Council of Health Care Assistants! Read More »

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Changes ahead for our website
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There is a new looking coming to the IHCA ICAL website! Read More »

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Two members featured on IPR discussion
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Two ICAL members were featured in a discussion on memory care issues on Iowa Public Radio on Monday. Read More »

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Monday deadline for 2014 IHCA Board candidates
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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. Nominations are due by Monday, June 17. Read More »

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ICAL Board candidate nominations due Monday
(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. Nominations are due by Monday, June 17. Read More »

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District officer election nominations
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Elections for 2013 IHCA and ICAL District officers will take place at the July District Meetings. Those interested in running, should contact their District president. Read More »

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Payment and Regulatory
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New from IME
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IME is issued two letters relating to nursing facility admissions and stay authorizations. Read More »

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Redesign of Medicare Summary Notice
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A new, easier to understand Medicare Summary Notice will hit mailboxes in the next few months. Read More »

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Affordable Care Act
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Small Business Health Options update
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CMS has released a Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) final rule and the application that provides small employers access to employee health insurance options. Read on to learn if this applies to your small business. Read More »

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IHCA developing partnership with Iowa's first Corporate Health Exchange
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IHCA ICAL is in the initial planning stages of launching a new partnership with the first Iowa-owned corporate health exchange. The partnership will give our members a valuable resource in navigating Affordable Care Act requirements that begin in 2014. Read More »

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National News
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Movement to ban adult bed rails
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AHCA/NCAL is reviewing the impact of a notice in the Federal Register requesting a ban on adult portable bed rails. 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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Quality Initiative
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Free webinar from HHQI on compulsive hoarding
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This webinar addresses how to integrate home health services and interventions to assist in patient treatment and safety. Read More »

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Have your Quality Initiative efforts recognized!
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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. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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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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NW District Education, July 9, Storm Lake 
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NE District Education, July 11, Waterloo
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SE District Education, July 16, West Liberty
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LTC Compliance Programs, July 17, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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SW District Education, July 18, Atlantic 
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INTERACT Boot Camp, July 23, Coralville 
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INTERACT Boot Camp, July 24, West Des Moines
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Dementia Care Conference, August 6, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 7, West Des Moines
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Appropriate Relationships with Residents/Tenants and Families, August 8, webinar
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Social Workers Conference, August 15, 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
Association News
Payment and Regulatory
Affordable Care Act
National News
Quality Initiative
Mission Statement
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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