IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 22, 2015
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Regulatory and Payment
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Special surveys on MDS 3.0 being conducted
(NF)

Iowa nursing facilities should anticipate being selected to have an additional special MDS 3.0 Staffing Focused Survey in the coming months. Read More »
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Tips to reduce Part B therapy documentation errors
(NF)

Avoid these common, widespread documentation errors for outpatient rehabilitation therapy services that contribute to Medicare payment error rate. Read More »
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Transportation rule changes effective July 1
(HHA)

IME announced rule changes to the HCBS Waiver Transportation Service and the Intellectual Disability Waiver Program. Read More »
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Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act of 2015
(HHA)

Senators Grassley and Ernst and Representative Loebsack are among the sponsors of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act . Read More »

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Association News
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Members visit with elected officials in D.C.
(All)

IHCA ICAL members and staff met with Iowa's delegation in Washington D.C. last Tuesday to advocate on behalf of the long term care profession. Read More »
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2015 Governor's Award recipient is IHCA member
(All)

Crestview Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in West Branch has been named a recipient of the 2015 Governor's Award for Quality Care in Health Care Facilities.
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Celebrate success with IHCA ICAL award nominations
(All)

Here's your big chance to show off the programs and people who make your organization great! The IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term Services and Supports Award nominations are now being accepted. Read More »
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Run for a 2015-16 IHCA Board position
(NF)

The 2015-2016 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) members in good standing who are interested in running for a position on the IHCA Board of Directors. Read More »

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ICAL seeking 2015-16 board candidates
(AL, RCF, HHA, HCBS, SH)

The 2015-2016 election cycle has officially opened for Iowa Center for Assisted Living (ICAL) members in good standing who are interested in running for a position on the ICAL Board of Directors. Read More »
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Quality
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HHS prevention program reduces falls among seniors
(All)

HHS study and fall prevention program offers resources for public and providers. Read More »

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National Assisted Living Week
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NALW Planning Guide and Product Catalog available
(AL, RCF)

The National Assisted Living Week ® (NALW) Planning Guide and Product Catalog is now available. Please share this with your assisted living and residential care activity directors. Read More »

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PAC Golf
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Golf for the good of long term care
(All)

Reserve your spot now for the Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament, on September 27 at Willow Creek Golf Course! 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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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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Dementia Care Conference, August 4, West Des Moines Marriott
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, August 18-19, West Des Moines
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AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), September 8-10, 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
Regulatory and Payment
Association News
Quality
National Assisted Living Week
PAC Golf
National News
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