IHCA ICAL Bulletin February 1, 2016
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week

Find articles from the AHCA/NCALCapitol Connection and NCAL Connections at AHCA/NCAL's blog longtermcareleader.com

  • 2015 Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report Released
  • CMS Open Door Forum: Understanding the IMPACT Act
  • Stand Out From Your Competition: Credential Your RNs!
  • CMS Issues Emergency Update to 2016 Medicare Part B Physician Fee Schedule File – Updated Therapy File Posted on AHCA Website
  • US Supreme Court Will Hear FCA Case
  • The National Council on Disability Releases Report on ACA and Disabilities
  • Observation Stays Stories Requested by February 15
  • Make Sure Your Staff Knows the Latest in Direct Care   

NAHC News January 27-February 1, 2016. From the website:

  • Cosponsor Update: Home Health Care Planning Improvement Act
  • CBO Projections Released for Medicare and Medicaid Spending Over Coming Decade
  • Mileage Study Press Conference Highlights: Eric Masters on the Role of Training to Meet the Growing Need for Home Care and Hospice
  • NAHC Comments on Senate Finance Committee’s Chronic Care Policy Options: Hospice Comments (Article 2 of 2)
  • Mileage Study Press Conference Highlights: Karen Thomas on the Importance of Telehealth Services
  • NAHC Comments on Senate Finance Committee’s Chronic Care Policy Options: Home Care Comments (Part 1 of 2)
  • Governor Kasich and Secretary Clinton Offer Best Records on Home Care

You can also find a link to NCALconnections, AHCA/NCAL Capitol Connection, the AHCA/NCAL LTC Leader, and NAHC website on our home page at www.iowahealthcare.org

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Education Calendar
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NE District Meeting and Education, February 4, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Cedar Falls
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NW District Meeting and Education, February 8, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., Storm Lake  NEW DATE
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SE District Meeting and Education, February 9, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., West Liberty
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—Increasing Interview Show-Ups, February 9, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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SW District Meeting and Education, February 11, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Life & Fire Safety Conference, February 15-16, Jefferson
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Life & Fire Safety Conference, February 17-18, Coralville
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Fall Prevention Workshop, February 25, West Des Moines
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LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, Part 1: March 9-10, Part 2: April 20-21, West Des Moines   
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Data-Driven CNA Recruitment—90-Day Caregiver Onboarding Best Practices, March 15, 2:00-3:00, webinar
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CNA and Direct Caregiver Mentorship Program, March 22-23, West Des Moines
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Home Health Care Conference, March 24, 2016, West Des Moines
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Spring Quarterly Education & Activity Professionals Conference, March 29-30, Embassy Suites, Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
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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.

West Des Moines area hotel discounts for IHCA ICAL members.

Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.

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