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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees July 30, 2018
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Regulatory
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CMS update on Payroll-Based Journal
(SNF/NF)

A large number of IHCA member facilities will see a change in their Nursing Home Compare rating due to updates based on PBJ data from January 1-March 31, 2018. Read More »

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DIA responds to SNF/AL nurse coverage questions
(SNF/NF, AL)

While DIA offers its clarification, IHCA ICAL offers a workable solution for providers. Read More »

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IME survey asks what training providers want
(Medicaid providers)

IME is conducting a survey of providers of Medicaid services. Read More »
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Payment and Reimbursement
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New, free cost calculator for assisted living providers
(AL)

This new NCAL member benefit will help assisted living providers put costs behind the care they provide. Register now for the introductory webinar on August 15. Read More »

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Association News
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And we have a winner! NCAL Awards include ICAL member
(All)

See which Iowan is being recognized as NCAL Nurse of the Year! Read More »

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Complete member communcation survey by TUESDAY
(All)

We want to know how you prefer to get information from IHCA. Please complete our members' communications survey by Tuesday, July 31. Read More »

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Recognize staff with an Excellence Award nomination
(All)

The 2018 IHCA awards program features the Excellence in Long Term Services and Supports Awards, recognizing some of the people who are outstanding examples of the long term services and supports profession. The deadline for submitting the online nomination form is August 17. Read More »

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Workforce
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Member participation needed on health sciences employer focus groups
(All)

At the IHCA, ICAL and ICHC board retreat last week, a popular discussion topic was how IHCA members can be part of the workforce shortage solution. Participating these in the Future Ready Iowa Initiative workforce focus groups is an important start. Please volunteer and support this project! Read More »

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Clinical
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Free webinar on dysphagia best practice
(SNF/NF)

This FREE webinar introduces a new best practice of a global standard used for individuals of all ages with dysphagia. Read More »

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IHCA Convention and Trade Show
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Convention contest and photo submission
(All)

All members are invited to participate in the 2018 Convention contest and to submit photos for the general session video! Here are the details you need to know... Read More »

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Convention 2018 - Rock'n Quality
(All)

Registration is now open for the 2018 IHCA Convention and Trade Show. The event is October 1-3 at the Downtown Marriott Hotel in Des Moines. Read More »
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PAC golf - The only requirement is that you're fun loving!
(All)

Submit your foursome now for the always entertaining Iowa Health PAC Golf Outing. Also check out the new sponsorship opportunities! Read More »

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Great new PAC Golf Preferred Sponsorships
(Business Associate members)

All IHCA member vendors are invited to be a PAC Golf Outing Preferred Sponsor. Read More »
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National Assisted Living Week
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Button, button, who's got the NALW button?
(AL)

Don't miss a thing when celebrating National Assisted Living Week, September 9-15. Check out these resources. Read More »

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National News
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Why attend the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo?
(SNF/NF, AL, RCF)

Get a peek at what the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo has in store for you. Be sure to watch the video to the end to catch a glimpse of one Iowa member's insight!  Read More »

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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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Home Health Reimbursement Conference, July 31, West Des Moines   
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Activity Professionals Qualification Course, online and classroom, starting August 1, ending November 12, 2018
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LTC Quality Symposium, August 2, West Des Moines
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Mastering the Art of Dementia Care, August 7, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 9, West Des Moines
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Bronze Award Application Workshop, August 14, West Des Moines
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CNA Webinar—Ethics & Professionalism, August 15, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Webinar
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LTC Social Services Conference, August 28, West Des Moines
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Reducing Antipsychotics in NFs - Coralville. August 29, Coralville
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Reducing Antipsychotics in NFs - West Des Moines, August 30, West Des Moines
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MDS 3.0 Update, September 5, 1:00-2:00 p.m., webinar
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AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), September 11-13, West Des Moines
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Workforce Management Series: Keeping the Staff You Have, September 19, 10:00-11:00 a.m., webinar
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2018 IHCA Convention and Trade Show, September 30-October 3, Des Moines
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OASIS Blueprint for Accuracy, October 29-30, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, November 5-9, West 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
Payment and Reimbursement
Association News
Workforce
Clinical
IHCA Convention and Trade Show
National Assisted Living Week
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