IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 4, 2014
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Quality Improvement
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Get credit for your staff immunization efforts
(NF)

Last year only 80 of 300+ member nursing facilities submitted staff vaccination data. Please help us reach this year's goal of having at least 160 providers submit data! Read More »

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Clinical considerations toolkit for antipsychotic management
(NF, RCF, AL)

FREE from AHCA, this clinically-focused resource includes steps and objectives based on the Nursing Process to assist efforts in reducing the off-label use of antipsychotic medications. Read More »
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Tops in Survey
(All)

Congratulations to IHCA ICAL members receiving a deficiency-free DIA inspection. And don't forget to check out the latest in survey trends from the IHCA ICAL Survey Sub-Committee on our Members Only website. Read More »
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Payment
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DHS contracts with Ascend
(NF)

DHS has contracted with Ascend which means new services and reviews in the coming months for nursing facilities. Read More »

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Member eligibility review data on IMPA
(Medicaid providers)

Beginning July 23, 2014, facilities will be able to access a member’s eligibility review date information through the Iowa Medicaid Portal Access (IMPA) system. Read More »
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Templates for updating NOMNCs
(NF, HH, H)

CMS provides templates for creating/updating the Notice of Medicare Non-Coverage (NOMNC) for beneficiaries. Read More »
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State Innovation Model grant information
(All)

State Innovation Model grant materials are now available through DHS. Read More »

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New ICD-10 deadline finalized
(NF, HHA)

The health care profession officially has until October 1, 2015, to ramp up their operations to ensure their systems and business processes are ready to go. Read More »
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Awards
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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. Please share with your department heads and supervisory staff. 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 for an IHCA ICAL Quality Program Award. Recognize your team's hard work! Please share with your department heads and staff leadership. Read More »

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National Assisted Living Week
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Discover The Magic of Music with NALW
(All)

National Assisted Living Week's The Magic of Music resources aren't just for assisted living providers. All senior care providers and activity staff can adapt these resources for use with their residents, tenants and clients. Explore all these resources that will help you implement music into your care support efforts! Please share this with your Activity Department. Read More »

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Life and Fire Safety
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Emergency light fixture recall
(All)

A product recall has been issued on emergency lights commonly found in nursing centers and assisted living programs. 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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Healthcare Leadership Conference, August 13, West Des Moines  Registration Closed
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Your Role in Exceptional Customer Service in Healthcare, August 13, 10-11 a.m., Webinar
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Single Facility Conference, August 14, 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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Preventing Re-hospitalizations, September 10, 10 a.m., webinar
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, September 10, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, September 11, West Des Moines
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IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 28 - October 1, 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
Quality Improvement
Payment
Awards
National Assisted Living Week
Life and Fire Safety
National News
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