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

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In this issue:
Regulatory
•  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
Awards
•  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
Education
•  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
Resources
•  Free consumer education materials
•  Featured Associate Member

 

Be prepared: Review flood disaster plans now!

Health care providers are reminded in a DIA press release this week that with the continued risk of significant flooding statewide, they should have disaster plans up to date and ensure all staff members have a good understanding of the plan.

Health care providers are reminded in a DIA press release this week that with the continued risk of significant flooding statewide, they should have disaster plans up to date and ensure all staff members have a good understanding of the plan. Be prepared now in the event that it becomes necessary to evacuate buildings and relocate residents and tenants. More information is included in the flood related document, on the DIA website in the Documents section on the left navigation bar.