IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 17, 2013
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Quality Initiative
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Get your introduction to the CMS QAPI quality program
(NF, AL)

Quality Assurance and Performance Improvement (QAPI) resources from CMS are now easily accessible by providers on the CMS QAPI website. See these introductory materials for providers just getting started.

  • QAPI at a Glance: A guide for understanding and implementing QAPI in nursing homes
  • QAPI Tools: Process tools, within QAPI at a Glance, to help providers establish a foundation in QAPI
  • QAPI News Brief: Newsletter describing basic principles of QAPI
  • Video Nursing Home QAPI - What’s in it for you?: Introduces QAPI, its value to residents, their families and caregivers, and what is in it for nursing homes that embrace QAPI

To help you through the QAPI program, IHCA ICAL is offering education on the Interventions to Reduce Acute Care Transfers (INTERACT) quality improvement program. This intense day-long program, INTERACT Boot Camp, is being offered in Coralville, July 23 or West Des Moines, July 24

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Education Calendar
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ICAC Renewal Program (MDS 3.0 Re-Certification), June 26, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, July 9, Storm Lake 
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NE District Education, July 11, Waterloo
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SE District Education, July 16, West Liberty
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LTC Compliance Programs, July 17, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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SW District Education, July 18, Atlantic 
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INTERACT Boot Camp, July 23, Coralville 
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INTERACT Boot Camp, July 24, West Des Moines
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Dementia Care Conference, August 6, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 7, West Des Moines
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Appropriate Relationships with Residents/Tenants and Families, August 8, webinar
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Social Workers Conference, August 15, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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.
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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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In This Issue
Association News
Regulatory and Payment
Quality Initiative
National News
National Assisted Living Week
Mission Statement
IHCA ICAL is dedicated to promoting quality long term care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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