IHCA ICAL Bulletin May 5, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Workforce
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Deadline extended: Don't miss out!
(All)

Save $300 on two NAHCA conference registrations! 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 May 16, 2014! Read More »

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Scholarships for health care related degrees
(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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Legislative Update
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2014 Legislative session ends after working all night
(All)

The Iowa Legislature completed its work after both Chambers worked throughout the night of April 30. The House adjourned early May 1, and the Senate adjourned early May 2. Read More »

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National Nursing Home Week
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Governor proclaims Nursing Home Week in Iowa
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In his signed proclamation, Governor Terry Branstad declared next week Nursing Home Week in Iowa. Please share this information with your Activities Department staff! Read More »

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Payment and Regulatory
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Iowa Medicaid begins HCBS transition plan
(HCBS providers)

The ICAL HCBS Payment Committee and NCAL’s reimbursement specialist is reviewing Iowa’s transition plan and comparing it with other states’ activity. Members can submit comments to ICAL by May 27. Read More »

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SNF PEPPER reports available via web portal
(NF)

Webinar on Thursday will introduce new PEPPER report web access for nursing facilities. Read More »

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Medicaid pharmacy program update
(NF, RCF, HHA)

IME has announced pharmacy program changes. Read More »

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Map of Long Term Care Ombudsman Districts
(All)

The Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman has introduced a new ombudsman and issued a new district map. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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QI Recognition Program deadline extended
(AL, RCF)

NCAL members still have time to get recognized for meeting NCAL's Quality Initiative goals! The submission deadline for the NCAL Quality Initiative Recognition Program has been extended to Thursday, May 15, 2014.  Read More »

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Affordable Care Act
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Small business health care tax credit
(All)

Learn if your small business qualifies for a tax credit on health insurance coverage purchases. 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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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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Strategies to Avoid Using Antipsychotic Drugs, June 10, 10-11 a.m., webinar
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Dietary Managers Conference, June 11, 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
Legislative Update
National Nursing Home Week
Payment and Regulatory
Quality Initiative
Affordable Care Act
National News
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and post-acute care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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