IHCA ICAL Bulletin August 25, 2014
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Issues with KEPRO transition being addressed
(NF, HHA)

AHCA is working with CMS and KEPRO on the MOA approval and expedited determinations process. Here is information that will help providers. Read More »

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New NF Medicaid eligibility process
(NF)

DHS is launching a new new nursing facility Medicaid application process. Be sure to register for the upcoming webinar that explains the procedure. Read More »

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Regulatory
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Dental services for private-pay residents
(NF)

Dental Coalition discusses accessibility of services for private-pay residents. Read More »

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Update to NF manual
(NF)

DHS has issued an update to the Nursing Facility Manual. Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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Important AL performance survey
(AL)

The information provided by the data collected helps support the assisted living profession’s advocacy efforts on state and national levels. Read More »
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IHCA ICAL Convention
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Convention contest and photo submissions
(All)

All IHCA ICAL members are invited to participate in the Comic Book Cover Contest and to submit photos for the Convention Slideshow that feature your seniors and/or staff celebrating the heroes in your organization. Please share this information with your Activities and Social Services Departments. Read More »
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IHCA ICAL annual meeting and elections
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Online electronic balloting for the annual election of IHCA and ICAL Boards of Directors officers and directors at large will begin on approximately August 29, 2014. Organizations' designated voters will receive the ballot via email. Read More »

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Meetings and elections for nurse and activity groups
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The Iowa Council of Nurse Leaders (ICNL) and Iowa Council of Activity Professionals (ICAP) will hold their annual business meetings at the IHCA ICAL Convention on September 30. 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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Social Services Conference, August 27, West Des Moines
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New Nursing Facility Medicaid Application Process Review, September 10, 10-11 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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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 16, West Des Moines
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Bronze Award Application Workshop, October 30, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 3-7, 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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