IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 9, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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ECSI
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Announcing our newest approved vendor: Quill.com
(All)

ECSI is pleased to announce and recommend its newest vendor partner, Quill.com. They will be contacting IHCA ICAL members soon to schedule a visit where they’ll further explain the many products, services and exclusive benefits Quill.com can offer your organization. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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The safe purchase and use of fresh produce
(NF, AL, RCF)

DIA has offered resources and explanation regarding the purchase or use of locally grown raw produce in long term care facilities. Read More »

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Alert on F2F documentation
(HHA)

IHCA ICAL is working with other national groups to push for a unified front for a simple legislative fix that would provide relief from the onerous Medicare face-to-face (F2F) rule. Read More »

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NAHC challenges CMS Face-to-Face rule with lawsuit
(HHA)

NAHC has filed a lawsuit challenging the the physician face-to-face encounter documentation requirements developed and administered by CMS. Read More »

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New DHS website launched
(All)

DHS has announced the launch a new, user friendly website that will provide a better experience when using mobile devices such as tablets and smart phones. Be sure to change your browser bookmarks to the new URLs. Read More »
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Quality Initiative
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Register now for Medical Directors' and Pharmacists' Conference
(NF)

Registration is now open for IHCA's one-of-a-kind educational retreat for nursing facility administrators, nurses, medical directors and pharmacists, July 25-27 at Lake Okoboji. Read More »
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National Assisted Living Week
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NALW guide and catalog now available
(AL, RCF)

The National Assisted Living Week ® (NALW) Planning Guide and Product Catalog  is now available to download at www.NALW.org. It's time to start planning for NALW, September 7-13. Please share this information with your organization's activity professionals. Read More »

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Workforce
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Still time to send caregivers to NAHCA Conference
(All)

It's not very often a national conference for health care assistants comes to Iowa! Don't miss this opportunity to support your caregivers! Read More »

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Association News
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Solicitation for 2014-15 IHCA Board candidates
(NF)

The 2014-2015 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) members in good standing who are interested in running for a position on the IHCA Board of Directors. Read More »
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ICAL seeking 2014-15 board candidates
(AL, RCF, HHA, HCBS, SH)

The 2014-2015 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL) members in good standing who are interested in running for a position on the ICAL Board of Directors. Read More »
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Message from the family of Katy Smith
(All)

A tribute to Katy Smith, Adm. Pleasant View Care Center in Whiting, Iowa. Read More »
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Health Information Technology
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Iowa e-Health Summit is two weeks away
(All)

Iowa e-Health Summit attendees can learn more about Iowa's goals, objectives and strategies for improving healthcare through information technology. The event, sponsored by Telligen, IME and Iowa e-Health, is June 24-25 in West Des Moines. 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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Dietary Managers Conference, June 11, West Des Moines
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 17, Prairie Meadows Events Center, Altoona
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SNF Medicare Review, June 18, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, July 8, 2014, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, July 9, 2014, Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, July 15, 2014, West Liberty
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SW District Education, July 17, 2014, Atlantic
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Medicare Review for Home Health, July 19, 2014, West Des Moines
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2014 Healthcare Quality Conference, July 23, West Des Moines
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Dementia Care Conference - featuring Teepa Snow, July 31, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 21, West Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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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
ECSI
Regulatory and Payment
Quality Initiative
National Assisted Living Week
Workforce
Association News
Health Information Technology
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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