IHCA ICAL Bulletin February 10, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Association News
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Boards encourage members to move on quality efforts
(NF, AL, RCF)

IHCA and ICAL leadership challenges all SNF, AL and RCF members to embrace AHCA/NCAL quality programs. Read More »

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Focus on policy work continues
(All)

IHCA ICAL's lobbying team continues the monitoring of policy bills as funnel week approaches. Read More »

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Payment and Reimbursement
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ICD-10 transition resources
(All)

It's time to get serious about ICD-10 training! Check out these resources from IHCA ICAL, AHCA/NCAL and CMS. Read More »

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OIG 2014 Work Plan targets SNFs and hospice
(All)

The OIG 2014 Work Plan helps providers focus on the issues most critical to the federal government. Read More »
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HCBS Rent Subsidy Program applications
(HCBS)

The IFA application window for the HCBS Rent Subsidy Program opens next Monday. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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Dementia care partnership call, February 26
(NF)

Members are encouraged to participate in the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes conference call, on Wednesday, February 26. Read More »

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Activity Services
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Activity professionals: Win FREE Spring Quarterly registration
(All)

The IHCA ICAL Spring Quarterly will feature breakout sessions specifically for activity professionals. Find out how your organization can enter to win a free registration for an activity services staff member. Administrators are asked to forward this information on to their activity professionals. Read More »

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Awards
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NCAL Awards Program accepting nominations
(AL, RCF)

The 2014 NCAL Awards Program is now open for nominations. ICAL members interested in submitting nominations are asked to contact Claire Seely, IHCA ICAL Director of Communications, before completing the awards nomination form. Read More »
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National News
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week

Here's your update on the latest in national long term care news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol Connections, NCAL Connections and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice website. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Southeast District Meeting and Education, February 11, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., West Liberty
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The New Medicaid Integrity Program, February 12, 10-11 a.m., webinar
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Southwest District Meeting and Education, February 13, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Life Safety/Fire Safety 2014, February 17-18, Carroll
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Life Safety/Fire Safety 2014, February 19-20, Coralville
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Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace, February 19, 10-11 a.m., webinar
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Home Health - Working with Lean Margins and Trimming Your Costs, February 19, 3-4 p.m., webinar
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Home Health Care Conference, February 27, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Des Moines
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Fall Prevention Program, March 4, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, March 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, March 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Des Moines
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Think Before You Post! - Using Social Media in the Workplace, March 11, 10-11 a.m., webinar
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Spring Quarterly Education Conference, March 25-26, Altoona, Prairie Meadows Conference Center
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, April 14-18, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living REGULATORY Nurse Class, April 15, West Des Moines
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Home Health - Reflection and Direction: Leadership Skills for Success, April 16, webinar
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D.O.N. and Nurse Manager Leadership Program, April 22-24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, May 13-14, West Des Moines
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The Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health, May 27-28, 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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West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA ICAL members.
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In This Issue
Association News
Payment and Reimbursement
Quality and Survey
Activity Services
Awards
National News
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IHCA ICAL is dedicated to promoting quality long term
and post-acute care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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