IHCA ICAL Bulletin July 20, 2015
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Regulatory
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Meeting on AL proposed rule changes
(AL)

DIA is holding a meeting to discuss changes to Iowa Administrative Code Chapters 481—67, 481—69, and 481—70. Read More »

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CPR in assisted living and residential care
(AL, RCF)

CPR requirements and how they relate to assisted living programs and resident care facilities. Read More »

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Dependent adult abuse training updated
(All)

DHS has issued a new module for Trainer's Guide on Dependent Adult Abuse for Mandatory Reporters. Read More »

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OSHA issues revised instructions for TB exposures
(HHA, H)

OSHA has issued instructions for general enforcement policies and procedures related to occupational exposure to tuberculosis (TB). See how home health agencies and hospice fall into this guidance. Read More »

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AHCA webinar on new OSHA guidelines for addressing workplace violence
(NF, AL, RCF)

Free webinar on new OSHA workplace violence guidelines. Read More »

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Check the updated LEIE database!
(Medicaid providers)

Protect your organization from fines by checking the updated LEIE database. The downloadable updated files and instructional videos can be found on the OIG website. Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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Home Health Compare star ratings released
(HHA)

Last Thursday, CMS published the first round of star ratings on the Home Health Compare website. Read More »
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BCG staff survey tool goes online
(NF)

BCG Research is trying something new this year - online staff surveys. Check out the benefits of going online for your staff satisfaction survey! Read More »

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Connecting medical consultants with quality improvement
(NF)

Recent conference offered resources to help connect medical consultants with federal nursing facility oversight. Read More »

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Medicaid Managed Care
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Insight into Iowa's move to managed care
(All)

Providers have a lot of questions about the State of Iowa moving to managed care. Here are some details and resource for IHCA ICAL members. Read More »

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Scholarships and Awards
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And the Foundation scholarship recipients are...
(All)

Congratulations to our 32 scholarship recipients for 2015! Read More »

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Award nominations are pouring in. Get yours in too!
(All)

The deadline is inching closer for the IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term Services and Supports Award nominations. This is a great opportunity to recognize your staff's hard work and quality efforts! Administrators: Share this with your marketing and activity staff. Read More »

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Convention
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Golf with a purpose - Iowa Health PAC!
(All)

Calling all associate members and organization members! 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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2015 poster contest and slide show photo submission
(All)

All IHCA ICAL members are invited to participate in the Poster Contest and Photo Submissions that feature your seniors and/or staff celebrating magical moments.  Read More »

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Reserve hotel rooms for convention now!
(All)

Book hotel rooms for convention now before they're all gone! 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 services and supports news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol Connections, NCAL Connections and the National Association for Home Care & Hospice website. Read More »

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Resources
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Used minibuses for sale
(All)

Access Institute has three surplus minibuses for sale. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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Successful Managed Care Contracting: Negotiating from a Position of Strength, July 22, 10:00-11:30 a.m., webinar
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DHS Dialogue and Updates for Nursing Facility Eligibility, July 29, 10-11:00 a.m., Webinar
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Dementia Care Conference, August 4, West Des Moines Marriott
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Home Health Care Conference, August 6, West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, August 18-19, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 20, West Des Moines
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Social Services Conference, August 26, 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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Bronze Award Application Workshop, September 17, West Des Moines
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2015 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 27-30, Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding Workshop for Home Health, October 12-13, West Des Moines
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ICD-10 Coding for Long Term Care Providers, October 14-15, 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
Quality Improvement
Medicaid Managed Care
Scholarships and Awards
Convention
National News
Resources
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