IHCA ICAL Bulletin February 17, 2014
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Affordable Care Act
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ACA mandate delayed for employers of 50-99
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The Obama Administration has announced that employers with between 50 and 99 full-time workers will not have to comply with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) requirement to provide insurance or pay a fee until 2016. Read More »
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Legislative Update
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Policy bill deadline this week
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As lawmakers prepare for the first policy legislation deadline on February 20, the focus continues to be on bills moving through standing committees. IHCA ICAL lobbyists are monitoring dozens of policy bills. Read More »

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Spring Quarterly Conference
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Special room pricing expires Saturday for Spring Quarterly
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Register now for the IHCA ICAL Spring Quarterly Education Conference and be sure to make your lodging reservations by Saturday, February 22! Read More »
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Deadline nearing for FREE Spring Quarterly registration
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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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Therapy Resources
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AHCA introduces therapy webpage
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AHCA continues to strengthen its visibility in the therapy discussion with the introduction of its webpage dedicated solely to therapy services. Read More »
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Awards
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NCAL Awards Program accepting nominations
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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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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
Affordable Care Act
Legislative Update
Spring Quarterly Conference
Therapy Resources
Awards
National News
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