IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 16, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Workforce
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NAHCA Conference is this week in Altoona
(All)

There is still time to get your caregivers to this excellent national conference for health care assistants being held in Altoona this week! Nearly 500 caregivers from across the country are expected to attend. Don't miss this opportunity to support your caregivers! Read More »

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Awards
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Entries being accepted for IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards
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If your organization has a program that "works" - whether it's new or old - submit it the IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards. Recognize your team's hard work! Read More »

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Excellence in LTPAC Awards - Recognize your staff
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The IHCA ICAL Long Term and Post-Acute Care Excellence Awards are a great way to recognize the top notch people in your organization. Your organization administration, staff, residents and even vendors are invited to nominate staff members in the categories found here. Read More »

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Every Senior has a Story now accepting nominations
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The 2014 Every Senior has a Story program will recognize Iowa’s wonderful seniors and put a face on those served by IHCA nursing facilities and ICAL assisted living programs, residential care facilities, senior living communities, and home health agencies. Learn more about how to submit a nomination. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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Provider Agreement changes from IME

IME has issued changes to the Medicaid Provider Agreement. Read More »

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Changes in AIDS-related training
(HHA, H)

A bill just signed by Gov. Branstad changes the current requirements for training on AIDS-related conditions for personnel of a licensed hospice, homemaker-health aide provider that receives state homemaker-home health aide funds, or an agency which provides respite care services and receives funds. Read More »

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Updated 2014 SSI and Spousal Impoverishment Standards
(All)

See the updates and revisions in SSI recently released by CMS. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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Unique opportunity to boost quality collaboration
(NF)

IHCA's one-of-a-kind educational retreat is designed to help get nursing facility administrators, nurses, medical directors and pharmacists all headed in the same quality care direction. Registration is now open for the event July 25-27 at Lake Okoboji. 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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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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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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Critical Thinking in Healthcare, July 16, 10-11 a.m., Webinar
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SW District Education, July 17, 2014, Atlantic
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2014 Healthcare Quality Conference, July 23, West Des Moines
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Medicare Review for Home Health, July 29, 2014, West Des Moines
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Dementia Care Conference - featuring Teepa Snow, July 31, West Des Moines
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Healthcare Leadership Conference, August 13, West Des Moines
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Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Review for A.L.s and R.C.F.s, August 20, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 21, West Des Moines
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Social Services Conference, August 27, 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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