IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 19, 2013
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NF rate update from IME
(NF)

IME announces nursing facility rate change information and timing details. Read More »

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Association News
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IHCA ICAL annual meeting and elections
(All)

Online voting is now in progress for the IHCA and ICAL Boards of Directors' annual elections. Organizations' designated voters have received the ballot via email. Read More »

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Not ready to go pro? Try the PAC golf tourney
(All)

If you've never attended the Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament, then you're missing out. It's a great event for golfers of all levels! Plan to join us on Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Willow Creek Golf Course in West Des Moines. Don't wait to sign up — the foursomes are going fast!! Read More »

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National News
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NCAL slate of candidates announced
(AL, RCF, SH)

ICAL member Pat Giorgio is among the candidates for NCAL Board of Director positions. 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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CMS learning session on QAPI
(NF)

Iowa nursing facilities are invited to participate in the CMS virtual learning session call on QAPI on Wednesday. Read More »
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Get recognized for your Quality Initiative achievements
(AL)

Assisted living members are encouraged to participate in the NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program that recognizes members that have achieved one or more of the four NCAL Quality Initiative goals. Learn how your organization can be recognized. Read More »

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Show your quality commitment with a 2014 AHCA/NCAL Quality Award application
(NF, AL, RCF)

Get started now on AHCA/NCAL's 2014 National Quality Award program application. Show your community and state now important quality efforts are in your organization by taking the next step in your quality award journey! Be sure to review the new re-certification policy before starting your application. Read More »

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Assisted Living
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All assisted livings asked to complete brief survey
(AL)

Make sure your assisted living is counted by completing the NCAL Performance Measures Survey. Your participation helps compile important state and national report data. Read More »

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Resources
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Direct care staff training for ALs and RCFs
(AL, RCF)

The Assisted Living Direct Care Staff Training Kit assists with essential training recommended in any assisted living or residential care community. Read More »

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Curriculum for training direct care staff
(All)

State workforce launches new direct care training curriculum at meetings to be held statewide. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Home Health Care Summer Summit, August, 22, West Des Moines
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New Member Orientation, September 6, 10 a.m., webinar
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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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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 17, 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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