IHCA ICAL Bulletin March 31, 2014
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Legislative Update
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Members' outreach efforts appreciated; two bills move forward
(All)

The IHCA ICAL Members' Legislative Reception was a HUGE success with a great turnout of legislators who got an opportunity to meet with member providers from all across the state. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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IMPACT Act of 2014
(NF, HHA)

The House Ways and Means and Senate Finance Committees earlier this month released draft legislation to reform post-acute care that will affect home health and skilled nursing providers. Read More »

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Motorized cart policy for ALs
(AL)

Does your program have a policy for tenant use of motorized carts? See these resources from Davis Brown Law and AHCA. Read More »

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Proposed rule for emergency preparedness requirements
(NF, HHA, H)

IHCA ICAL offers insight into a CMS proposed rule on emergency preparedness requirements for skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies and hospice. 
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Workforce
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2013 wage survey results released
(All)

Iowa Workforce Development has released the wage estimates for 2013. You'll find wage data related to numerous positions in the long term care continuum. Read More »

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Scholarships for NAHCA National Convention in Altoona
(All)

Let IHCA Foundation scholarships help send your health care assistants to the 2014 NAHCA National Conference in Altoona in June. APPLY NOW! Read More »

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Health care scholarship applications now available
(All)

Applications are now available for the 2014 IHCA Foundation Health Care Scholarships. Management and owners, please share this information with your staff members. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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Put your quality care in the headlines!
(NF, AL, RCF)

Want positive press for the quality services provided by your nursing facility or assisted living program? Here's how to get it... Read More »

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Participate in AHCA's 2013 Staffing Survey
(NF)

Watch for the 2013 Staffing Survey currently being sent to all nursing centers in the United States. Read More »
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Affordable Care Act
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Deadline extended for federal Marketplace enrollment
(All)

The March 31 deadline for signing up for health care has been extended for individuals who have had trouble finishing enrollment in time. A Special Enrollment Period for those with a qualifying life event has also been announced. Read More »

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Iowa Health and Wellness Plan updates available
(NF, HHA)

Subscribe now to receive updates from IME Communications. Read More »

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Association News
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AHCA elections and solicitation for candidates
(NF)

The 2014-2015 election cycle has officially opened for AHCA members in good standing interested in running for the AHCA Board of Governors. Please contact Steve Ackerson or Cindy Baddeloo if you are interested in running for a position. Read More »

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Seeking candidates for NCAL Board of Directors
(AL, RCF)

ICAL members interested in running for a 2014-2015 National Center for Assisted Living Board of Directors position should submit their applications by Monday, June 2. Read More »

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Media ads now available for members' use
(All)

The next phase of the IHCA ICAL Public Relations campaign is ready to roll. Our members now have available to them print ads that can be customized for your organization to use in the local newspaper or through other media outlets. Read More »
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Activity Services
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Motion picture licensing
(NF, AL, RCF, SH)

The Motion Picture Licensing Corporation (MPLC) exempts nursing and assisted living facilities from licensing fees for showing video performances in common areas, however, there are exceptions. Do you know what they are? Read More »

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2014 National Assisted Living Week logo now available!
(AL, RCF)

NCAL has unveiled the 2014 National Assisted Living Week logo for the theme, The Magic of MusicRead More »

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National News
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week

Here's your update on national long term and post-acute care and services 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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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, April 14-18, West Des Moines
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Home Health - Reflection and Direction: Leadership Skills for Success, April 16, webinar
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Assisted Living REGULATORY Nurse Class, April 17, West Des Moines
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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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MDS 3.0 for the Health Care Assistant, April 22, 1-2 p.m., webinar
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INTERACT Boot Camp- Reducing Acute Care Transfers, April 30, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m., West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, May 1, 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, May 13-14, West Des Moines  REGISTRATION CLOSED
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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
Legislative Update
Regulatory and Payment
Workforce
Quality Initiative
Affordable Care Act
Association News
Activity Services
National News
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