Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees January 30, 2017
Website  |  Education Calendar  |  Careers  |  Provider Finder  |  Contact Us  |  Print Version  |  Forward to a Coworker
Regulatory and Payment
spacer
Updated sample CPR policy available
(NF)

IHCA has added to its Member's Only resources a Sample Resuscitation Policy (cardiac and pulmonary) that incorporates the new ROP requirements. Read More »
spacer
Check your nurses' licenses - It's on you!
(SNF, AL, HHA)

Providers cannot assume staffing agencies are doing the job. Providers are responsible for checking current licensure of ALL staff working in your organization. Read More »

spacer
Survey focus: Bed rail safety
(SNF)

Nursing facilities should take immediate steps to ensure that resident beds have properly fitted bed rails and mattresses to avoid possible resident injury and/or entrapment. Read More »

spacer
OIG final rule revises exclusion authorities
(NF, RCF, AL)

The rule, effective February 13, expands the exclusion regulations applicable to persons or entities that receive, directly or indirectly, funds from the federal health care programs. Read More »
spacer
Medicaid NF January rates released
(SNF)

DHS releases 2017 nursing facility rate documents. Read More »
spacer
Submit PBJ staffing data by February 14
(NF)

Get a jump on the deadline for submitting October 1, 2016-December 31, 2016 staffing data to avoid system delays. Read More »

spacer
Influenza Update
spacer
Iowa LTC influenza outbreaks now widespread
(NF, AL, RCF)

The spread of influenza in Iowa has expanded from regional to widespread, with outbreaks occurring in three of six regions in Iowa. Fourteen long term care outbreaks have been identified since the beginning of the season. Read More »

spacer
Emergency Preparedness
spacer
Webinar on new requirements Feb. 9
(NF, ICF/IID)

AHCA is offering a 4-part webinar series on the new emergency preparedness final rule effect November 2017. Start preparing now by registering for the webinar. Read More »

spacer
Legislative Update
spacer
Lawmakers continue work on FY 17 deappropriation
(All)

Legislature moving on funding issues. IHCA to present to the HHS Appropriations Subcommittee. Read More »

spacer
State News
spacer
IBON is seeking new board members
(All)

The Iowa Board of Nursing is accepting applications for two positions. Read More »
spacer
Workforce
spacer
Job descriptions' affect on attracting workers
(All)

NAHC explores how job descriptions for health care assistants are written may be limiting the pool of applicants. Read More »

spacer
Staff development member benefit
(All)

IHCA's Allied Health Care Councils offer FREE professional development, regulatory updates and survey trends for the different discipline leaders within your organization. Learn more about the resource your staff may be missing out on! Read More »

spacer
Results of Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report
(AL, RCF)

The Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report covers 20 management and 29 non-management positions. Data are reported according to for profit and not-for-profit status, revenue size, unit-size, state, county, and geographic region. Also covered are 18 fringe benefits, turnover rates by department, and projected salary increases for 2017. Read More »
spacer
Home Care
spacer
Home Care: Heroes of Incremental Care
(HHA)

Home care providers should consider four kinds of information that matter to health and well-being. Read More »
spacer
Activity Services
spacer
Enter the contest for FREE Spring Quarterly registration
(NF, AL, RCF)

Activity staff is invited to enter ICAP's contest for a free registration to the IHCA Spring Quarterly Conference.  Read More »

spacer
Association News
spacer
Baddeloo receives CAE Credential
(All)

Congratulations to Cindy Baddeloo on achieving the CAE designation! Read More »

spacer
Resources
spacer
Alzheimer's Association hosts BrainWorks Conference
(All)

The Iowa Alzheimer's Association Chapter is hosting its 2017 BrainWorks Conference, Living Well With Dementia, on Tuesday, April 18 at The Meadows Events & Conference Center in Altoona. Read More »

spacer
National News
spacer
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 »

spacer
Education Calendar
spacer
Activity Professionals' Qualification Course, February 1-April 28, West Des Moines (classroom and online)
spacer
NW District Meeting & Education, February 7, 9:00- 12:00, Storm Lake
spacer
NE District Meeting & Education, February 9, 9:00- 12:00, Cedar Falls
spacer
SE District Meeting & Education, February 14, 10:00-1:30, West Liberty
spacer
SW District Meeting & Education, February 16, 9:30- 12:30, Atlantic
spacer
MDS 3.0 Update, February 16, West Des Moines
spacer
Fall Prevention Workshop, February 22, West Des Moines
spacer
Life Safety & Fire Safety Conference, February 27 & 28, Coralville
spacer
AANAC-Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), February 28-March 1 & 2, West Des Moines  DATE CHANGE
spacer
Life Safety & Fire Safety Conference, March 1 & 2, Jefferson
spacer
Department Head Training - Recruiting and Retaining Staff, March 8, West Des Moines
spacer
LTC Nurse & Administrator Leadership Program, March 15-16 and April 19-20, West Des Moines
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
Regulatory and Payment
Influenza Update
Emergency Preparedness
Legislative Update
State News
Workforce
Home Care
Activity Services
Association News
Resources
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

IHCA Preferred Vendors
Business members supporting IHCA members
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