IHCA ICAL Bulletin September 23, 2013
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Convention
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Don't miss early bird registration prices!
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If you aren't registered yet for the IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, now is the time! You won't want to miss all we have in store for you! Early bird registration ends Tuesday, September 24. Register now to save $50! Read More »
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Print convention handouts in advance
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Education session handouts for the IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show are now available on the IHCA ICAL website. Printed handouts WILL NOT be available at the convention, so attendees are encouraged to print them out in advance and bring them to convention. Read More »
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Get ready for the PAC golf tournament!
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Everyone registered for the Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament needs to submit the names of those playing to Molly Cleveland as soon as possible. The tournament is Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Willow Creek Golf Course in West Des Moines. Read More »

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IHCA ICAL annual meeting and elections
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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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Regulatory
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Record checks FAQ from DIA
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DIA's new record check FAQ answers LTPAC employers' common questions on criminal background check issues. Read More »

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Hot water temps in nursing facilities
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DIA has offered further clarification in answer to questions about hot water temperatures in nursing facilities. Read More »
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Payment
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AHCA recommends solutions to Medicare therapy issues
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AHCA's recommendations to CMS address a number of Medicare Part B therapy issues. Read More »
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Congressmen sign letter on home health rebasing concerns
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Iowa's U.S. Congressmen step up with concern for proposed home health rebasing rule. Read More »

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Legislation introduced to repeal 3-day inpatient stay requirement
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The Fairness for Beneficiaries Act of 2013, introduced last week in the U.S. House of Representatives, would repeal the three-day inpatient stay Medicare requirement for skilled nursing care benefit eligibility. Read More »

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Clinical
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CDC report germ threat in health care
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Antibiotic resistance can undermine the ability to treat vulnerable people who develop infectious complications. Learn more about this risk and how long term and post-acute care providers can protect the seniors they serve. Read More »

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Association News
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IHCA ICAL welcomes new staff members
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IHCA ICAL is pleased to introduce three new staff members. Please join us in welcoming them to our IHCA ICAL family! Read More »
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AHCA committee nominations
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AHCA is now accepting nominations for their 2014-2015 committee terms. IHCA members are encouraged to consider seeking a committee appointment. 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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Education Calendar
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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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Professional Nursing Seminar, October 30, West Des Moines
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Professional Nursing Seminar, October 31, Coralville
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 4-8, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 5, West Des Moines
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Effective Observation and Communication for Health Care Assistants, November 6, 3-4 p.m., webinar
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Assisted Living Managers Annual Education Conference, November 13, West Des Moines
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The Art of ICD-10 Coding-Prep for ICD-10 Coders, November 20, 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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