IHCA ICAL Bulletin December 1, 2014
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Quality Improvement
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28 members recognized nationally for quality improvement achievement
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IHCA ICAL is pleased to recognize 28 member organizations for reaching their AHCA/NCAL national quality goals. Read More »

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SNFs: Report your immunization data TODAY!
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The deadline for skilled nursing facilities to report their healthcare personnel (HCP) influenza immunization data has been extended! Don’t miss the chance to get credit for work you are already doing to protect your staff and patients against healthcare associated infections! Read More »
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Education
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THIS WEEK: Winter Quarterly and HCA Conference
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Register now for this week's IHCA ICAL Winter Quarterly Education Conference and the Health Care Assistants Education Conference. The weather outlook is sunny and clear! Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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Challenge to F2F rule
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NAHC's lawsuit challenges the validity of the physician narrative requirement in Medicare's face-to-face physician encounter rule. Read More »

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Comments requested for conditions of participation proposed rule
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As discussed by attendees at the IHCA November Home Health Conference, IHCA is collecting comments on the proposed rule for the Home Health Conditions of ParticipationRead More »

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Provider call on Medicare home health benefit
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The December 16 Provider Call will discuss certifying patient eligibility for the Medicare home health benefit. 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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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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AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), January 20-22, 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
Quality Improvement
Education
Regulatory and Payment
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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