IHCA ICAL Bulletin July 15, 2013
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Regulatory and Payment
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AL nurse delegation proposed rules
(AL)

The proposed rules for nurse delegation in assisted living have been made available for comments. ICAL has submitted comments. Read More »

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Changes to NH administrator provisional license
(NH)

Changes to the nursing home administrator provisional license were made recently. Read More »

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IME completes code conversion, creates HCBS Notification Reports
(HCBS)

Notification Reports for HCBS providers have been created following completions of IME code conversion project. Read More »

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Schedule D clarifications from IME
(HCBS)

IME clears up confusion on completion of the Schedule D section of the cost report for HCBS providers. Read More »

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Reimbursement changes for home health
(HH)

Two recent Informational Letters address changes to the home health reimbursement system. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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Study: Home health surveys timely and deficiencies correct
(HH)

The OIG's study results show that oversight is in place for the home health field. Read More »

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Clinical
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Continued concern with Cyclopora outbreak
(All)

The number of Cyclospora cases continues to grow. Healthcare providers are encouraged to watch for symptoms of Cyclospora. Learn more from the Iowa Department of Public Health. Read More »

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Nurses
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IBON seeking committee participants
(All)

Those interested in participating in a new IBON committee must submit their information by August 19. Read More »

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Health Care Assistants
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Iowa award recipients announced by NAHCA
(All)

Iowa health care assistants made a splash at the national NAHCA convention! Read More »

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National News
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Gaining ground on observation stays
(NF)

AHCA/NCAL and an 11-member coalition continue to move forward in improving access to Medicare by addressing observation stays. 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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PAC golf tournament sign up
(All)

The 25th Annual Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament is Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Willow Creek Golf Course in West Des Moines. Don't wait to sign up as the foursomes are going fast!! Read More »

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Post a job on our Careers webpage
(All)

Did you know...the IHCA ICAL website has a Careers section where members can post jobs and view available jobs? Learn more about this great resource for our members. Read More »

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Nominations open for Quality and Excellence Awards
(All)

Show off the great programs your organization provides for residents/clients and the people who make them possible! Nominate them for the IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term and Post-Acute Care Awards. Check out the changes to the programs! The deadline for submissions is August 15. Administrators: Please share this information with your staff! Read More »

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Resources
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Resources for immunization and infection prevention
(HH)

A new HHQI Best Practice Intervention Package focuses on immunization and infection protection strategies. Read More »

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Bookstore offers AL resources
(AL)

Check out the NCAL online bookstore resources for assisted living providers. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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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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New Member Orientation, August 2, 10 a.m., webinar
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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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Home Health Care Summer Summit, August, 22, West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, September 11, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, September 12, West Des Moines
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Employee Background Checks-Do You Know the Law?, September 12, 10 a.m. webinar
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IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 30-October 2, 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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