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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees October 17, 2016
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Regulatory
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New RoP prohibits pre-dispute arbitration agreements
(NF)

The regulation is effective on November 28, 2016, and is not retroactive. Read More »
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PASRR compliance issues
(NF)

IHCA continues to work with stakeholders on PASRR documentation, service requirements and sanctions. Providers are encouraged to review the PASRR presentation from convention for an update. Read More »

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Clarification on need for license to play music in ALs
(NF, AL)

How does your organization fit the requirements for securing a license to play music? Read More »

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Payment and Reimbursement
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Managed care call overview and recording
(All)

The October 12 Managed Care Conference Call covered a lot of important ground for providers. The recording is now available for those who could not participate. Read More »

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Family financial assistance in AL
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DHS has provided clarification on family support for assisted living tenants who are HCBS financial eligibility. Read More »

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Professional Growth
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Get a new perspective on assisted living!
(All)

Broaden your horizons in today's care for Iowa's seniors with the Assisted Living Management Certification course! Read More »
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Workforce
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Updated comparisons for cost wage and staffing data
(NF)

BCG Research has released updated comparisons for cost wage and staffing data from Medicaid Cost reports through December 31, 2015. Read More »
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Salary and benefits study questionnaires available
(NF, AL)

Assisted living and long term care salary and benefits studies in progress. Members are asked to participate. Read More »
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DOL overview webinar for small businesses
(All)

The DOL is offering a webinar on the new regulations that revise the overtime exemptions for executive, administrative, and professional employees. Read More »

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Quality Improvement
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Tops in Survey
(All)

Congratulations to IHCA members receiving a deficiency-free DIA inspection. Members can review the latest survey trends for NFs, ALs, HHAs and RCFs on our Members Only website. Read More »
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National News
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CDC study of LTC providers
(All)

Report gives insight into services used by seniors 65 and older and also 85 and older in home care, hospice, adult day, nursing facilities and residential care facilities, as well as, organizational and staffing information.
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NCAL releases state AL regulatory report
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The annual report summarizes key selected state requirements for assisted living licensure or certification.  Read More »
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week
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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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LTC Nurse and Leadership Program, October 26-December 7, West Des Moines
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, November 1, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, November 2, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, November 7-11, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, November 8, 10 a.m. to noon, Storm Lake
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 10, West Des Moines
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NE District Education, November 10, 10 a.m. to noon, Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, November 15, 10 a.m. to noon, West Liberty
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Assisted Living Managers Education Conference, November 16, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, November 17, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Atlantic
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Restorative Nursing Program, November 30, 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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