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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees May 30, 2017
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Regulatory
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Clarification on food/nutrition director certification deadline
(SNF/NF)

Make sure you understand the new RoP's certification requirements and deadlines for dietary managers! Read More »
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RoPs will affect Activities and Social Services departments
(SNF/NF)

These new RoP requirements and changes do not necessarily target these departments; however, it is clear that they are now—and will continue to be—a focus in surveys. Don't let these become a survey issue because your staff wasn't educated! Read More »
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Scholarships
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Scholarship applications due Monday
(All)

Any staff members taking college classes may be eligible for the IHCA Foundation Health Care Education Scholarship. Applications are due to IHCA by Monday, June 5, 2017. Please share with all employees! 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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Quality
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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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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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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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Activity Professionals Qualification Course, Online & Classroom Course: August 1-November 16. Orientation Webinar: August 1, 12:00-1:00
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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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