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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees September 6, 2016
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IHCA Convention
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Deadline extended for Convention photo submissions
(All)

Don't let your residents and staff be left out of the 2016 Convention slide show! The deadline for submitting photos has been extended to Thursday, September 15. All member organizations - NF, AL, RCF, HHA and independent senior living communities - are invited to send photos that feature their seniors and/or staff. Read More »

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Trade Show corrals the best vendors in these parts!
(All)

Day one at the 2016 IHCA Convention and Trade Show, September 26-28 in Des Moines features the IHCA Trade Show. Don't miss this round up of over 80 vendors with the latest and greatest in LTSS resources, products and technology! Read More »

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Join us for Sunday on the golf course
(All)

Don't miss the fun! Get registered now for the Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament, September 25. Bring your own foursome or we'll pair you up with one.  Read More »

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IHCA, ICAL and ICHC elections and annual meeting
(All)

Online election of IHCA, ICAL and ICHC Boards of Directors officers and directors-at-large is now in progress. Each member organization's approved voting representative received an email from IHCA Election Center voter@associationelections.comRead More »

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Regulatory and Reimbursement
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Interim Final Rule increases CMP amounts
(NF)

HHS issued an interim final rule increasing Civil Money Penalty (CMP) amounts. Read More »

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Don't be left behind on PBJ requirement
(SNF)

If you haven’t submitted any staffing or census data, begin the process or have an agreement in place through a vendor for submission.The November 14 compliance deadline is fast approaching! Read More »

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HUD update on RCF asset management
(NF, AL, RCF)

Webinar to provide overview of HUD programs and requirements for borrowers and operators of RCFs, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and board and care homes. Read More »

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MDS 3.0 RAI Manual update released
(NF)

The updated version of the 3.0 RAI Manual is effective October 1. Read More »

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Vaccine reimbursement guidelines for HHAs
(HHA)

As agencies gear up for the 2016-2017 influenza season, questions often arise regarding the reimbursement rates and coverage policies for providing the flu vaccine to home health patients and the community. Read More »
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Managed care calls going to once a month
(All)

IHCA Managed Care Calls are going to once a month starting on September 14. Submit questions in advance to Brandon HagenRead More »

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Quality Improvement
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Don't let your Bronze Award status go dormant!
(NF, RCF, AL)

Bronze Award recipients from 2014 or before must submit a Silver application in the 2017 award cycle to maintain their Bronze status. Let our FREE Silver Award Application Workday help you get the process started. Read More »

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SNF Quality Reporting Program webinar
(SNF)

Register for this important webinar on the new Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP), effective October 1, 2016. Read More »
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Activity Services
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Faces of Assisted Living now accepting your photos
(AL, RCF)

ICAL members are invited to participate in NCAL's Faces of Assisted Living project. Read More »
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Resources
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Ombudsman resources for voting
(All)

The State LTC Ombudsman Office has a new resource for residents and tenants wishing to exercise their right to vote in the upcoming election. Read More »

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National News
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week
(All)

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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MDS 3.0 Update Class, September 13, West Des Moines  SESSION CLOSED 
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MDS 3.0 Update Class, September 14, West Des Moines NEW SESSION ADDED  
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2016 IHCA Convention and Trade Show, September 25-28, Marriott Hotel, Des Moines
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QAPI Training Workshop, October 11, West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, October 12, Iowa City
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Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, October 13, West Des Moines  DATE CHANGED
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LTC Nurse and Leadership Program, October 26-December 7, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 7-11, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 10, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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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IHCA Convention
Regulatory and Reimbursement
Quality Improvement
Activity Services
Resources
National News
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