IHCA ICAL Bulletin September 21, 2015
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IHCA ICAL Convention
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Register by Tuesday to avoid late fees!
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After Tuesday, the registration fee goes up by $50 for the 2015 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 28-30 at the Downtown Des Moines Marriot Hotel. Register now! Read More »

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IHCA ICAL elections close soon - VOTE NOW
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Voting for the IHCA and ICAL Board online elections closes on Tuesday. Read More »

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UPDATED: Trade Show to feature over 80 vendors!
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Check out our updated Trade Show vendor list! The Trade Show will feature LTSS vendors, a whole bunch of door prizes and some special ECSI vendor prizes. Don't miss out on the prizes and fun, September 28! Read More »

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Managed Care
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IA Health Link Provider Toolkit
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IME Information Letter No. 1541 provides information on managed care program, the provider toolkit and other resources. Read More »

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Call to Action!
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Comment period on SNF RoP extended to October 14
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There is still time to Take Action Now! Your voices are having an impact! Help ensure that CMS continues to hear us. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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It's time to immunize your employees for the flu!
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Now is the time to vaccinate! Influenza immunization is important for ALL health care personnel. See these resources for help in vaccinating your staff. Read More »

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Tops in Survey
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Congratulations to IHCA ICAL members receiving a deficiency-free DIA inspection. And don't forget to check out the latest in survey trends from the IHCA ICAL Survey Sub-Committee on our Members Only website. Read More »
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Help seniors and family understand Five-Star Ratings
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Here's help for answering the consumer question: What are Five-Star Quality Ratings for nursing homes? Read More »

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Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
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HHS publication on health emergency preparedness and response
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The free weekly publication, Public Health Emergency Weekly Report, will provide information on issues related to public health emergency preparedness and response efforts. 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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Education Calendar
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2015 IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 27-30, Des Moines
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Successful Managed Care Contracting: Negotiating from a Position of Strength, Recording available to purchase until September 30
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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 8, West 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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Antipsychotic Drug Reduction Workshop, October 21, Coralville
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Antipsychotic Drug Reduction Workshop, October 22, West Des Moines
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QAPI Training Workshop, October 28, West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, October 29, Cedar Falls   
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 9-13, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 12, 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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Assisted Living Managers Annual Education Conference, November 4, West Des Moines
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In This Issue
IHCA ICAL Convention
Managed Care
Call to Action!
Quality and Survey
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
National News
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