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


AHCA this week

Here's your update on the latest in national long term care news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol Connections.

AHCA/NCAL Capitol Connection July 2, 2010. In this issue:

  • FMAP Still Not A Go
  • Senators Seek Clarity On Federal Drug Disposal Guidelines
  • Support Medicaid Reform- Weigh In With Your Member Of Congress
  • CMS Posts MDS 3.0 Material & Open Registration For The MDS 3.0 Train-the-trainer Conference
  • Early Retiree Reinsurance Program Applications Now Accepted
  • Striking Workers In CT To Receive Unemployment Benefits
  • Register Today For The AHCA/NCAL 61st Annual Convention & Expo
  • Health Insurance Reform and Consumer Protection Rule Released
  • AHCA/NCAL Submits Nominations for National Health Care Workforce Commission
  • OSHA Seeks Comments on Occupational Exposure to Infectious Agents in Healthcare Settings

AHCA/NCAL Capitol Connection June 29, 2010. In this issue:

  • Driving For Quality Care RV Starts Its Tour At The D.C. Methodist Home
  • FMAP Prospects Bleak Prior to Congressional 4th of July Recess
  • CMS Holds National Provider Call on SNF PPS RUG-IV Implementation
  • Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction Policy (MPPR) Extended to Therapy Services
  • Health Care Reform Update: Bundling

You can also find a link to NCALconnections, AHCA/NCAL Capitol Connection and the AHCA/NCAL Regulatory Update Blog on our home page at www.iowahealthcare.org.