IHCA ICAL Bulletin July 7, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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A Message for All Members
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Your participation makes all the difference
(All)

Please read this message from Steve Ackerson, IHCA ICAL executive director. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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Special pricing for IHCA Healthcare Quality Conference
(NF)

Organizations that have not begun taking steps toward quality improvement processes can no longer afford to wait. Plan now to attend the IHCA Healthcare Quality Conference on July 23 in West Des Moines, and get 2-for-1 registration pricing! Read More »

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Toolkit measures AL person-centered practices
(AL)

This free resource helps assisted living providers measure person-centered practices. Read More »

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Payment
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2015 home health payment rates, new rules
(HHA)

CMS has released its proposed rule for 2015 home health payment rates. While the full rule is still being analyzed, it does include very important changes to the face-to-face requirements. Read More »
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2014 IME Medicaid Provider Training
(Medicaid)

IME is offering its 2014 Annual Iowa Medicaid Provider Training in various locations statewide through August 27. Read More »
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Awards and Programs
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Every Senior has a Story now accepting nominations
(All)

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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Excellence in LTPAC Awards - Recognize your staff
(All)

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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IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards accepting entries
(All)

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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Association News
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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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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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National Assisted Living Week
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NALW guide and catalog will help with planning
(AL)

Make the most of National Assisted Living Week (NALW) with the resources provided by NCAL. Administrators: Please share with Activity Directors!
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National News
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Join AHCA/NCAL for Fall in D.C.
(NF, AL, RCF)

Register now for the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo being held in Washington D.C. this fall. Read More »

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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, July 8, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, July 9, Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, July 15, 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, 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, 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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Your Role in Exceptional Customer Service in Healthcare, August 13, 10-11 a.m., Webinar
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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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In This Issue
A Message for All Members
Quality Initiative
Payment
Awards and Programs
Association News
National Assisted Living Week
National News
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Mission Statement
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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