IHCA ICAL Bulletin July 29, 2013
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Media Alert
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IPTV Frontline show on AL airs Tuesday
(AL)

The PBS show Frontline is airing an investigative report, Life and Death in Assisted Living, on Tuesday evening, July 30. We anticipate that the report may target Iowa assisted living providers. Please see resources provided by NCAL to help with members' response to possible media inquiries. Read More »

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Awards
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IHCA ICAL award nominations due August 15
(All)

Nominate your organization's best programs and employees for the IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term and Post-Acute Care Awards! Check out the changes to the programs. Nominations are due in less than 3 weeks, so don't wait to get yours sent in! Administrators: Please share this information with your staff! Read More »

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Payment
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New from IME
(NF, HH)

IME has issued a letter clarifying psych reduction copays. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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ALs asked to complete brief performance measures survey
(AL)

ICAL asks all assisted living members to complete the NCAL Performance Measures Survey to help compile important state and national report data. Read More »

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Call to Action
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Home health members asked to email Congressmen
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HHA members are asked to gain support for Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act with Iowa's members of Congress. Read More »

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Association News
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Take a swing at the PAC golf tourney
(All)

If you've never attending the Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament, then you're missing out! Plan to join us on 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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National News
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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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NALW
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Dress for success in NALW t-shirts
(AL)

Dress the part for NALW with these cheery t-shirts! Check out all the merchandise and resources at www.NALW.org. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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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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Medicare Review Program, September 10, Coralville
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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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Media Alert
Awards
Payment
Quality Initiative
Call to Action
Association News
National News
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