IHCA ICAL Bulletin September 8, 2014
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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. The photo submission has been extended to September 15. Please share this information with your Activities and Social Services Departments. Read More »

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Trade Show features over 80 vendors!
(All)

Convention attendees on Monday will have eight hours to visit with company representatives and see the latest in LTPAC technology, training and resource demonstrations. Plus...there will be prizes!! Read More »

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IHCA ICAL annual meeting and elections
(All)

Online electronic balloting for the annual election of IHCA and ICAL Boards of Directors officers and directors at large began on August 29, 2014. Organizations' designated voters received 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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Regulatory and Payment
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CMS revises article on SNF certification and recertification
(NF)

The CMS MLN article says a major reason for denial of SNF claims is failure to obtain certification and recertification statements from physicians or non-physician practitioners (NPPs). Read More »

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Memo on MDS 3.0 Discharge assessments
(NF)

S&C memo clarifies requirement for MDS 3.0 Discharge assessments. Read More »

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Does your community need a license to play music?
(NF, AL, RCF)

Some members have been contacted by letter or telephone call, asserting the member is violating U.S. Copyright laws by playing music in a “public space”. Read More »
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Medicaid eligibility process for NFs
(NF)

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

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Marketing
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Webinar on AL marketing
(AL)

NCAL is hosting a webinar, Strategic Opportunities for Assisted Living Providers, on September 17 at 1 p.m. 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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AHCA/NCAL Convention
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Online registration ends Tuesday
(NF, AL, RCF)

Online registration for AHCA/NCAL Convention in Washington D.C., October 5-8, closes on Tuesday. 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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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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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 6, 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
IHCA ICAL Convention
Regulatory and Payment
Marketing
Quality Improvement
AHCA/NCAL Convention
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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