IHCA ICAL Bulletin September 15, 2014
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HCBS transition plan and resources
(HCBS providers)

IHCA ICAL's HCBS Committee to discuss IME's HCBS transition plan in upcoming meeting. Read More »

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Letter clarifies fraud prevention requirements
(Medicaid providers)

IME has issued a letter clarifying annual submission requirements for fraud prevention. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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NCAL revises Guiding Principles for Assisted Living
(AL)

NCAL has updated its Guiding Principles for Assisted Living developed to assist in providing quality care and services and promote full disclosure of information. 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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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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Slideshow photos due by Tuesday
(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 16. Please share this information with your Activities and Social Services Departments. Read More »

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The best LTPAC Trade Show in the state!
(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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Look for election ballot via email
(All)

Online electronic voting closes on September 23, 2014, for the annual election of IHCA and ICAL Boards of Directors officers and directors. Organizations' designated voters received the ballot via email in August and was resent on Friday, September 12. Please check your inbox and cast your vote this week. 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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Health Information Technology
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National Health IT Week
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The IHCA ICAL Information Technology Committee urges members to check out the National Health IT Week (NHIT Week) website for ideas to highlight NHIT in your organization. Read More »
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Resources
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Webinar event on fall prevention
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AHCA's week-long webinar event, Falls Management & Prevention, September 22-25, will provide a wide array of insights into protecting the frail and elderly. Read More »

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Webinar on AL marketing
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NCAL is hosting a webinar, Strategic Opportunities for Assisted Living Providers, on September 17 at 1 p.m. 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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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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Infection Prevention and Control in LTC, October 28, Iowa City
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Infection Prevention and Control in LTC, October 29, 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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SNF Medicare Review, November 13, Coralville
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Getting Prepared for QAPI, November 18, 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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