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


Now's the time to get AL management certified

Summer is a great time to take our Assisted Living Management Certification course. With no worries about winter travel, you can spend the week focused on broadening your assisted living knowledge and know how. This course isn't offered again until next winter...so sign up now! 

Expand your knowledge and marketability in the long term care continuum with the ICAL Assisted Living Management Certification Program. This popular program, for administrators, nurses and assisted living managers, is being offered in a one-week session August 2-6. This format lets you finish the entire certification course within a 5-day stretch. It is a great opportunity to achieve the coveted certification in assisted living management and network with assisted living colleagues from all across the state.

Our presenters are the cream of the crop in assisted living management and their topics are vital for assisted living managers to know including leadership skills, Alzheimer's and gerontology, marketing and financials, human resources, life and fire safety...and the list goes on. Click here to see the schedule of topics covered.

If you haven't yet completed this program, it is time you did! It is a great opportunity for professional development as a long term care provider no matter what type of services your facility provides. To learn more or to register, click here.