IHCA ICAL Bulletin November 17, 2014
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Education
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Premiere education events coming up fast
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December 3 will be here before you know it. Register staff now for the IHCA ICAL Winter Quarterly and Health Care Assistants Conferences. Read More »

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Influenza Update
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Flu immunization policy guidance
(All)

Can employers can require employees to take the flu vaccine? If they are medically unable to receive the vaccine or simply refuse, may the employer require the worker to wear a mask for the duration of the flu season? Read More »
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HIPAA
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Privacy in emergency situations
(All)

HHS has issued a bulletin on HIPAA Privacy Rule in an emergency situation in light of recent Ebola concerns and disaster situations. Read More »

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Payment and Regulatory
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FAQ for Provider Self-Assessment instructions
(HCBS)

Answers to providers' questions on completing the HCBS Provider Self-Assessment. Read More »

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Public meetings on HCBS settings transitions
(HCBS providers)

Join the Iowa Department of Human Services in a discussion on upcoming changes to the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) settings. Read More »
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IME systems to be unavailable during upgrade
(All)

IME data and application systems will be unavailable due to an update beginning at 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, November 26 thru at least Friday, November 28. Read More »

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Convention
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Book rooms early for IHCA ICAL convention 2015
(All)

The IHCA ICAL room block at the Des Moines Downtown Marriott Hotel is now accepting reservations for the 2015 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show. Read More »
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AHCA/NCAL convention CEUs and photos available
(NF, AL, RCF)

Attendees and award recipients at the AHCA/NCAL 65th Annual Convention & Expo, can find instructions for accessing CEUs and purchasing event photos here. 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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Product Recall
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Recalls on two LTPAC-related products
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The State Fire Marshal's Office has alerted IHCA ICAL of two product recalls. Read More »

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Education Calendar
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Getting Prepared for QAPI, November 18, West Des Moines   
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Home Health Care Conference, November 19, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Managers Annual Education Conference, November 20, West Des Moines
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Health Care Assistants Education Conference, December 3, Des Moines
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Winter Quarterly Education Conference, December 3, Des Moines   
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Financial Management for Independent Providers, December 4, Des Moines
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Restorative Nursing Program, December 10, 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
Education
Influenza Update
HIPAA
Payment and Regulatory
Convention
National News
Product Recall
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