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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees July 10, 2017
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Regulatory
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CMS delays Phase 2 enforcement penalties to 2018
(SNF/NF)

CMS says SNFs will not be subject to enforcement penalties from the implementation of specified RoP Phase 2 survey guidelines starting later this year. Read More »

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CMS delays CoP effective date by 6 months
(HHA)

CMS issued the Final Rule changing the effective date for Home Health Conditions of Participation (HH CoP) compliance from July 13, 2017 to January 13, 2018. Read More »

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DIA new rules for dependent adult abuse
(All)

The new rules for dependent adult abuse take effect on September 6, 2017. Make sure your staff is trained and well informed. Read More »

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Quality and Survey
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Celebrate our AHCA/NCAL Silver Award recipients!
(NF, AL, RCF)

Congratulations to five IHCA and ICAL member facilities that have earned the AHCA/NCAL 2017 Silver – Achievement in Quality Award! Read More »
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Bring Medical Directors & Pharmacists up to date on LTC quality
(NF)

The popular LTC Medical Practitioners and Pharmacists Conference is back, July 20 & 21 in West Des Moines! You will hit a quality care grand slam when your medical professionals all get on the same page! 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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Call to Action
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Senate continues work on Repeal and Replace
(All)

Members are asked to keep making their concerns knows to Iowa's U.S. Senators via the Advocacy CenterRead More »

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Life & Fire Safety
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New Life Safety requirements took effect last week

Several new requirements under the 2012 Life Safety Code took effect July 5. Read More »
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Fire in facilities
(NF, AL, RCF)

Make sure staff has access to all areas - including locked areas - as part of your fire safety plan. Read More »

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Managed Care
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Updates from AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa
(Medicaid providers)

The AmeriHealth Caritas Iowa newsletter offers updates on several items of interest. Read More »

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UHC town hall in NE Iowa
(Medicaid providers)

UnitedHealthcare is hosting a town hall in Waterloo for HCBS Elderly Waiver and LTSS providers. Read More »

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Scholarships & Awards
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2017 Foundation scholarship recipients announced
(All)

Congratulations to the recipients of the 32 $1,000 scholarships for the 2017–2018 school year. Read More »

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IHCA Quality and Excellence Award nominations due August 11
(All)

The IHCA Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Award nominations are now being accepted. All provider types are invited to participate - nursing facilities, assisted living programs, home health agencies, residential care facilities and senior living communities. Read More »
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Workforce
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Use our Post-a-Job member resource!
(All)

Make the most of IHCA's member workforce resources! Our Job Postings web page is a great way to get word out about job openings in your organization. Read More »

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AHCA/NCAL Convention
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Early bird registration ends July 21
(NF, AL, RCF)

If you haven’t yet registered for the AHCA/NCAL 68th Annual Convention & Expo, do it today! Register before July 21 for maximum savings! 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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Association News
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Nominations close Tuesday: 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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Resources
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Used minibus for sale
(All)

Tour company has a good used minibus for sale. A great option for getting residents around town! Read More »

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Education Calendar
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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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Dementia Care Conference, August 1, 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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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 9, West Des Moines
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Infection Control & Antibiotic Stewardship Workshop, August 29, West Des Moines   
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AANAC-Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), September 12-14, West Des Moines
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2017 IHCA Convention & Trade Show, September 25-27, Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification, Online program
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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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Regulatory
Quality and Survey
Call to Action
Life & Fire Safety
Managed Care
Scholarships & Awards
Workforce
AHCA/NCAL Convention
National News
Association News
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