IHCA ICAL Bulletin February 8, 2016
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Legislative Update
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Caucuses and blizzard shorten legislative week
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IHCA staff and lobbyists met with key legislators about our members' priority issues including funding priorities. Read More »

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Managed Care
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Reassignment of WellCare participants
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Members who were initially assigned to WellCare of Iowa, Inc., or had chosen WellCare of Iowa, Inc., have been reassigned to one of the three available MCOs. Read More »
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Managed care means more doctors for Medicaid patients
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Over 35,000 contracts have been signed with Iowa doctors to care for Iowa’s Medicaid patients. Read More »
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Regulatory
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Proposed RCF rule change
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Proposed amendments require all medication managers working in RCFs licensed for 15 or fewer beds to take the new CMA training, Read More »
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Quality Improvement
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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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Gero Nurse Prep discount for February only!
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The AHCA/NCAL Gero Nurse Prep program is the first step toward achieving the gold standard for demonstrating clinical excellence in geriatric patient care. Less than one percent of nurses have this prestigious credentialing, so investing in this program can give providers a competitive edge when negotiating with ACOs, MCOs and hospitals. Read More »

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Association News
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NW District rescheduled for February 29
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The third time is the charm! The Northwest District Meeting and Education is rescheduled for Monday, February 29. Read More »

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Cherry introduced as new ICAL Board member
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ICAL Board fills vacant Senior Housing Director position. Read More »

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Activity Services
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Five free registrations for activity staff to Spring Quarterly
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ICAP is giving away 5 free registrations for activity professionals to IHCA’s Spring Quarterly Education Conference.  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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SE District Meeting and Education, February 9, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., West Liberty
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—Increasing Interview Show-Ups, February 9, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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SW District Meeting and Education, February 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Life & Fire Safety Conference, February 15-16, Jefferson
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Life & Fire Safety Conference, February 17-18, Coralville
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Fall Prevention Workshop, February 25, West Des Moines
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NW District Meeting and Education, February 29, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Storm Lake  NEW DATE
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LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, Part 1: March 9-10, Part 2: April 20-21, West Des Moines   
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—90-Day Caregiver Onboarding Best Practices, March 15, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, March 22-23, West Des Moines
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Home Health Care Conference, March 24, 2016, West Des Moines
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Spring Quarterly Education & Activity Professionals Conference, March 29-30, Embassy Suites, 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
Legislative Update
Managed Care
Regulatory
Quality Improvement
Association News
Activity Services
National News
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