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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees June 12, 2017
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CNA Training Program
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Rollout webinar recording and handout
(All)

To learn more about the CNA Training Program coming from IHCA, listen to the recording of the rollout webinar from last week. Read More »
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CNA Preceptor Train-The-Trainer Workshop
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To serve as CNA trainer, Registered Nurses must take the CNA Preceptor Train-the-Trainer Workshop. To qualify for the workshop, the RN must have a minimum of two years of nursing experience with at least one year in a long term care setting. Read More »

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Regulatory
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Get your comments on RoP implementation to CMS by June 26
(NF)

Providers and other stakeholders have until June 26 to provide CMS with input on implementation of the updated SNF Requirements of Participation. Read More »

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Training for RoP Infection Preventionist requirement
(NF)

AHCA is offering a new resource to help meet the RoP new Infection Preventionist specialized training requirement. Read More »

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Make sure Activities and Social Services are ready for new RoP
(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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Check updated LEIE database
(All)

Long term service and support providers should check the LEIE on a regular basis. Here is an updated version... Read More »
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Payment and Reimbursement
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Elimination of Medicaid retro-eligibility
(NF, HHA)

Our reimbursement consultant offers clarification on the new law eliminating the three-month retroactive Medicaid coverage benefit for people applying for Medicaid coverage. Read More »

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Updated Advance Beneficiary Notice
(NF, HHA)

Home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities are required to use the new ABN form as of June 21. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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Discount on CARES online dementia training
(All)

Learn more about the CARES online dementia training for your employees - and save 10 percent! Read More »

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Tops in Survey
(NF, AL, RCF, HHA)

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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CMP grant program open for applications
(NF)

DHS has announced that the CMPQII grant application is now open for submission of proposals. Read More »
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Association News
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Office phone and internet issues
(All)

Our office phone and internet system is undergoing repairs. If you need immediate assistance and can't get through to us, here's where to call...  Read More »

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IHCA ICAL & ICHC among advocates visiting D.C. lawmakers
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Iowa's delegation at the Congressional Briefing in Washington D.C., included 15 people representing nursing facility, assisted living, and home health members and IHCA staff. Read More »

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Solicitation for 2017-2018 IHCA, ICAL and ICHC Board candidates
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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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Resources
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Deliver music through Mood Media
(NF, AL, RCF)

Share music in your building using Mood Media at AHCA/NCAL “Member Only” discounted rates. 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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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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CNA Preceptor Train-the-Trainer Workshop, June 26-27, West Des Moines
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Dietary Managers' Conference, June 28, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, July 11, 10:00-noon, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, July 13, 10:00-noon, Cedar Falls
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SE District Education, July 18, 10:00-noon, West Liberty
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LTC Medical Practitoners' & Pharmacists' Conference, July 21-22, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, July 27, 10:30-12:30, Exira Care Center, Exira  NEW LOCATION
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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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CNA Training Program
Regulatory
Payment and Reimbursement
Quality and Survey
Association News
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