IHCA ICAL Bulletin April 24, 2014
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Workforce
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Save $300 sending staff to NAHCA conference - Deadline Wednesday
(All)

IHCA Foundation scholarships can save your organization $300 when sending two or more health care assistants to the NAHCA national conference in Altoona, IA, in June. Apply for a scholarship by April 30, 2014! Read More »

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IHCA Foundation 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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Payment and Regulatory
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CMS begins fingerprinting "high risk" Medicare providers and suppliers
(HHA)

The implementation of fingerprint-based background checks is part of the Affordable Care Act's enhanced enrollment screening of providers. Read More »

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New rules for legal representatives as paid employees
(HCBS providers)

New DHS rules on legal representatives as paid providers of CDAC and CCO services. Read More »

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Iowa's response to ICD-10 delay
(NF, HHA)

IME offers advice to providers regarding ICD-10 delay. Read More »

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Legislative Update
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Hope is session will end this week, but much work remains
(All)

In addition to finishing work on the state budget, lawmakers have several other major issues still on the table. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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Move forward in QI Recognition Program with two surveys
(AL, RCF)

Completing the NCAL customer satisfaction and staff stability surveys will start assisted livings and RCFs toward being recognized by the NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program. Don't delay completing these surveys! Read More »

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ACT NOW! QI Recognition Program deadline next week
(NF, AL, RCF)

AHCA/NCAL members have until Friday, May 1 to complete one or more of the requirements to achieve at least one tier of the Quality Initiative Recognition Program. Get your organization recognized for its quality improvement efforts at the national level! 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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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 Assisted Living Week
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The Magic of Music logo unveiled
(AL, RCF)

NCAL has unveiled the 2014 National Assisted Living Week® logo for the theme, The Magic of Music. Member organizations can use the logo on calendars, flyers, and invitations to promote their NALW events. Read More »
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Resources
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Dental services through Iowa community health centers
(All)

These Iowa health centers offer dental services for the underserved throughout the state. Read More »

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Fall risk assessments and prevention strategies
(HHA)

Here's a great opportunity for a FREE quality improvement education for home health agency staff. Read 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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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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NW District Education, May 6, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Storm Lake 
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NE District Education, May 8, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.,  Waterloo
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, May 13-14, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Nurses Conference, May 15, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m., West Des Moines
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SE District Education, May 20, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., West Liberty 
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SW District Education, May 22, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Atlantic 
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The Art of ICD-10 Coding for Home Health, May 27-28, West Des Moines
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 17, 2014, Prairie Meadows Events Center, Altoona
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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
Workforce
Payment and Regulatory
Legislative Update
Quality Initiative
Awards
National Assisted Living Week
Resources
National News
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