Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees February 22, 2016
Website  |  Education Calendar  |  Careers  |  Provider Finder  |  Contact Us  |  Print Version
Legislative Update
spacer
First deadline for policy bills passed; budget work begins
(All)

Through the first funnel week, IHCA monitored hundreds of bills, actively opposing bills relating to changes to Certificate of Need (CON) and mandating additional dementia training for all workers. Read More »
spacer
Senate meeting on Medicaid oversight, Wednesday at 1:00
(All)

Senate subcommittee to hear public comment and discuss SF 2213 regarding oversight and protections for Medicaid patients and providers. The meeting will be livestreamed. Read More »

spacer
Payment and Regulatory
spacer
Recalculation of HCBS rates for AL
(AL, RCF)

DHS has responded to IHCA's request for the recalculation of HCBS rates to include client participation amounts. Read More »

spacer
Cosponsor update: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
(HHA)

Nearly all of Iowa's members of Congress showed their support by signing on as cosponsors of the Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act. Read More »

spacer
Managed Care
spacer
Managed care reimbursement payments
(All)

Providers are reminded to register to receive payments through exchange fund transfer (EFT) from the MCOs. Read More »
spacer
First IHCA MCO Member Call recording available
(All)

A link to the first IHCA MCO Member Call can be found on our website. The next IHCA MCO Member Call is on Wednesday, March 9 at 11:30 a.m. Read More »

spacer
Quality Improvement
spacer
Building prevention into practice
(NF)

This new resource from AHCA, will be an important tool in achieving success with resident outcomes. Read More »
spacer
Provider call on dementia care and QAPI
(NF)

This upcoming provider call brings the National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care in Nursing Homes and Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) together to discuss topics for providing quality dementia care. Read More »

spacer
Take nursing expertise to the next level
(All)

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 »

spacer
Check out the new video: LTC Trend Tracker for AL
(AL)

Learn more about the benefits of using AHCA/NCAL's data collection tool, LTC Trend Tracker, that is FREE for all members. Read More »
spacer
Tops in Survey
(All)

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 »
spacer
Education
spacer
Spring Quarterly and Activity Professional education
(All)

Think Spring by registering for our Spring Quarterly Education Conference! Discounted rooms are available until February 29, so make your reservations now!! Read More »

spacer
NW District rescheduled for February 29
(All)

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

spacer
Activity Services
spacer
Entries due March 4 for free Spring Quarterly registrations
(All)

ICAP is giving away 5 FREE registrations for activity professionals to IHCA’s Spring Quarterly Education Conference. Entries are due by March 4. Read More »

spacer
NNHW Planning Guide and Product Catalog now online
(NF)

Attention activity professionals! Find great ideas for planning your 2016 National Nursing Home Week activities and events here! Read More »

spacer
Association News
spacer
Complete your facility's contact info
(NF)

As a service to our member nursing facilities, we will share nursing home quality improvement news and resources with medical directors and consulting pharmacists. Read More »

spacer
Please complete IHCA Member Survey #1
(All)

This first-in-a-series survey will help IHCA collect member-specific information with the intent of building a information base that, in aggregate, will help IHCA define how it can best serve its membership. Read More »

spacer
National News
spacer
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 »

spacer
Education Calendar
spacer
Fall Prevention Workshop, February 25, West Des Moines
spacer
NW District Meeting and Education, February 29, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Storm Lake  RESCHEDULED DATE
spacer
LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, Part 1: March 9-10, Part 2: April 20-21, West Des Moines   
spacer
Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—90-Day Caregiver Onboarding Best Practices, March 15, 2:00-3:00, webinar
spacer
CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, March 22-23, West Des Moines
spacer
Home Health Care Conference, March 24, 2016, West Des Moines
spacer
Spring Quarterly Education & Activity Professionals Conference, March 29-30, Embassy Suites, Des Moines
spacer
MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, April 5, West Des Moines
spacer
MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, April 6, West Des Moines
spacer
Assisted Living Management Certification Program, April 11-15, West Des Moines
spacer
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 14, West Des Moines
spacer
SNF Medicare Review, April 19, West Des Moines
spacer
Home Health Value Based Purchasing Conference, April 27, West Des Moines
spacer
Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
spacer
ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
spacer
Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
spacer
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.

spacer
spacer
In This Issue
Legislative Update
Payment and Regulatory
Managed Care
Quality Improvement
Education
Activity Services
Association News
National News
Follow Us
Mission Statement
IHCA is dedicated to promoting quality long term services and supports through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
Bulletin Archives
 
AHCA NCAL logos

Business members supporting IHCA ICAL members
IHCA ICAL Preferred Vendors
Administered by CCMSI
Dementia Training resource
IHCA • 1775 90th Street • West Des Moines, IA 50266
(800) 422-3106 toll-free • (515) 978-2204 office • (515) 978-2209 fax • www.iowahealthcare.org

To ensure delivery, please add info@iowahealthcare.org to your email address book or Safe Sender List. If you are still having problems receiving our communications, see our white-listing page for more details.

To unsubscribe please click here.
AHCA ncal Twitter Facebook LinkedIn Google Plus