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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees May 23, 2017
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Regulatory and Payment
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AHCA review CMS memo on SQC and transfers/discharges
(SNF/NF)

Here is a summary from AHCA on the CMS memo on substandard quality of care (SQC) and notice before transfer or discharge requirements clarifications. Read More »
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OSHA delays submission of injury and illness data deadline
(All)

OSHA is extending a deadline for employers to electronically submit workplace injury and illness data under a final rule published in May 2016. Read More »
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Attention myCGS web portal users
(HHA)

All myCGS portal users MUST sign up for Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) by July 1, 2017. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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Quality Reporting Program news
(SNF)

The reporting deadline is extended to June 1, and user's manual offers details on SNF Quality Reporting Program specifics. Read More »

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Part six of the Quality Initiative Webinar Series
(SNF/NF)

This AHCA webinar will help facilities make sure they meet the requirements for the functional measure currently included in the skilled nursing facility Quality Reporting Program.  Read More »

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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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Health Information Technolgy
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Stay current on HIT efforts at Summer Quarterly
(All)

CMS reminds providers to stay current on efforts to mitigate cyber security attacks. Let us help at Summer Quarterly! Read More »

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Association News
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Solicitation for 2017-2018 IHCA, ICAL and ICHC Board candidates
(All)

The 2017-2018 election cycle has officially opened for IHCA, ICAL and ICHC members in good standing who are interested in serving on their respective boards. Here is what you need to know... Read More »

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Scholarships & Awards
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NCAL Awards Program: 2017 nominations open!
(AL, RCF)

Nominate a deserving assisted living colleague for an NCAL Award by June 9! Read More »
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AHCA/NCAL award nominations now being accepted
(NF, AL, RCF)

The deadline for nominations in all categories of the AHCA/NCAL Awards Program is June 9, 2017. Read More »

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Scholarship applications now available; due June 5
(All)

The IHCA Foundation Health Care Education Scholarship application is now available and must be submitted to IHCA by June 5, 2017. The application is available in MS Word and Fillable PDF formats. Please share with all employees! Read More »

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NAHCA News
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CNA national conference is June 6-7 in D.C.
(All)

The National Association of Health Care Assistants (NAHCA) hosts its annual conference on September 6-7, in Washington, D.C. Read More »
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Key to Quality Awards
(All)

Nominations are due by July 17 for the NAHCA Key to Quality Awards. Read More »

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Annual essay contest for CNAs
(All)

Winners of NAHCA's Annual Essay Contest receive a scholarship to attend the national conference. 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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NF QAPI 2017 Workshop, May 25, West Des Moines
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IHCA ICAL ICHC Leadership Academy, June 7-8, December 13, 2017 & June 5, 2018, West Des Moines
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Certified Dietary Mangers Exam Prep Workshop, June 13, West Des Moines
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Health Care Assistants Education Conference, June 20, Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, West Des Moines
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 20, Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center, West Des Moines
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Requirements of Participation for Activity and Social Services, June 22, Johnston
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Dietary Managers' Conference, June 28, West Des Moines
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LTC Medical Practitoners' & Pharmacists' Conference, July 21-22, West Des Moines
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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 members.

Map to the IHCA Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.

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