IHCA Bulletin - 07/06/2010  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Change in criminal background checks
•  New from CMS
•  Be prepared: Review flood disaster plans now!
Health Care Reform
•  Federal agencies issue "Grandfather" rule
•  Seek support for Medicaid Reform
•  Resources on Medicare bundling pilot program
•  Health insurance reform and consumer protection rule released
National News
•  AHCA this week
•  Driving for Quality Care RV Tour to make Iowa stop
•  Iowa recipients of AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards
•  Iowa CNAs shine at NAHCA annual convention
•  Your programs and people are winners! Nominate them today!
Health Information Technology
•  Watch for Iowa e-Health assessment in e-mail
•  Don't be left in the dark on MDS and health care reform
•  Now's the time to get AL management certified
•  AHCA/NCAL convention early bird registration ends July 21
•  Free consumer education materials
•  Featured Associate Member


Your programs and people are winners! Nominate them today!

Recognize the outstanding programs and people in your organization by nominating them for an IHCA ICAL Quality Program Award or Excellence in Long Term Care Award. New this year is a tip sheet that offers suggestions for submitting the most effective nomination.

Here it is! Your facility's big chance to show off the great programs you provide for your residents and tenants and the people who make them possible. The IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term Care Awards nominations are now being accepted. The August 13, 2010, deadline for nominations is earlier than in past years. 

For tips on putting together a great nomination, see our
Tips for completing IHCA ICAL award nominations. For more information and links to all related documents, go to www.iowahealthcare.org, Members Only, Quality/Awards.