IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 1, 2015
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Quality Initiative
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Iowa adds 26 national Bronze award recipients!
(NF, AL, RCF)

Congratulations to the 26 IHCA ICAL member facilities that have been announced as AHCA NCAL 2015 National Quality Bronze Award recipients. Read More »
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Quality Initiative for ALs on demand webinar
(AL, RCF)

Check out the on demand webinar and resources for ALs and RCFs Quality Initiatives. Get started with the Initiative now! Read More »

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Webinar to provide insight into BFCC-QIO
(NF)

KEPRO to host informational webinar for nursing facilities. Read More »

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NAHCA Conference
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Great opportunity for caregivers' growth
(All)

Don't miss sending your direct care staff to the NAHCA National Conference in Des Moines, June 10-11. Scholarships worth $300 toward registration fees are still available! Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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Try this to improve background check turnaround
(All)

Background check turnaround times got you down? If so, try this suggestion...
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Why you need to care about the ICD-10 transition
(NF, HHA)

What is ICD-10 transition all about and why is it important to your nursing facility or home health agency? And what are your training options? Get your answers here! Read More »

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Webinar on HCBS Waiver and NF LOC review process
(NF, AL, HHA)

IME will host a webinar on Wednesday, June 3, on the HCBS Waiver and Nursing Facility LOC review process that applies to these waivers: AIDS/HIV, Elderly, Health and Disability, and Physical Disability. Read More »

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Home health cost reporting requirements
(HHA)

IME offers a reminder for home health providers of requirements for submission of the EPSDT Financial and Statistical Medicaid Cost Report for private duty nursing and personal cares services. Read More »

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Disposal of controlled substances
(HHA)

NAHC seeks clarification from DEA on disposal of controlled substances. See DEA's response to providers' questions. Read More »

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Health Information Technology
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Iowa e-Health Summit in June
(All)

Registration is open for the annual Iowa e-Health Summit, June 23-24 in West Des Moines. Read More »

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Association News
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Create your own AHCA/NCAL web login
(NF, AL, RCF)

Create your individual login to access AHCA/NCAL online resources (including LTC Trend Tracker). Here's how... Read More »
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National Convention
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Check out NCAL Day at the AHCA/NCAL Convention
(AL, RCF)

The outstanding offerings for assisted living providers begin on Sunday, October 4, with a full slate of sessions and terrific speakers at NCAL Day, plus you can earn up to 5.25 CEUs. 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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SNF Medicare Review, June 2, West Des Moines   
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference and Technology Fair, June 10, Des Moines
     Get Day 2 of NAHCA Conference for just $25 more!
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2015 NAHCA National Conference, June 10-11, Des Moines  For health care assistants in all care settings.
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INTERACT Boot Camp - Reducing Acute Care Transfers, June 17, West Des Moines
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Activity Professionals "Bag of Tricks" Workshop, June 18, West Des Moines Marriott   NEW LOCATION 
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Dietary Managers' Conference, June 24, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, July 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Storm Lake
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NE District Education, July 9. 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, July 14, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., West Liberty
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SW District Education, July 16, 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Medical Directors' and Pharmacists' Senior Care Conference, July 18-19, Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, August 18-19, West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding Workshop for Home Health, October 12-13, 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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Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
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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.

West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA ICAL members.

Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.

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In This Issue
Quality Initiative
NAHCA Conference
Regulatory and Payment
Health Information Technology
Association News
National Convention
National News
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