IHCA ICAL Bulletin October 6, 2014
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Regulatory and Payment
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Federal DEA Rule on Disposal of Controlled Substances
(All)

On September 8, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) released their final rule regarding the disposal of controlled substances which takes effect October 9, 2014.  Read More »
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Revision to COT OMRA completion requirements
(NF)

CMS has released a memo outlining a revision to COT OMRA completion requirements. Read More »

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Clearinghouse for Medicare and Medicaid information
(NF, AL, RCF)

Check out all the key Medicaid and Medicare information available through the new Medicaid Information Clearinghouse on the AHCA Medicaid PageRead More »
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Clinical
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MLN Matters influenza resources for health care
(All)

Article provides on-stop access to influenza information. Read More »

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New Pneumococcal vaccination recommendations
(All)

The CDC has released new pneumococcal vaccination recommendations for adults age 65 and older. Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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National Quality Award accepting Intent to Apply applications
(NF, AL, RCF)

Get your quality journey headed in the right direction. Join 76 other IHCA ICAL members and earn national recognition for your quality efforts! Read More »

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Quality Initiative Quarterly Update
(NF, AL, RCF)

Quality Initiative Quarterly Update newsletter offers resources to help with your quality improvement journey! Read More »

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Association News
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2015 IHCA and ICAL Boards of Directors
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Meet the 2015 IHCA and ICAL Boards of Directors. Read More »

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Members recognized for care excellence
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Congratulations to the 2014 IHCA ICAL Excellence in LTPAC Award recipients! 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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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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NW District Education, November 4, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Storm Lake
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 6, West Des Moines
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NE District Education, November 6, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, November 11, 2014, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., West Liberty
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SW District Education, November 12, 2014, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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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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