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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees February 29, 2016
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Important HHVBP education for home health agencies
(HHA)

The National Association for Home Care & Hospice (NAHC) has announced that it will be offering a new educational program on the Home Health Value Based Purchasing Pilot (HHVBP) program with its state association partners - including the Iowa Health Care Association - in each of the nine states participating in the mandatory HHVBP program. The educational program, Home Health Value Based Purchasing Conference, will be held in Iowa on April 27 at the IHCA Education Center in West Des Moines. Registration is now open and all home health agencies should plan to attend.

See the NAHC article, NAHC Announces Day-Long, Intensive Educational Program on Home Health Value Based Purchasing with State Association Partners in Nine States, for more information.

See the links below for past information on HHVBP offered in the IHCA Bulletin.

HHVBP webinars begin this week

Attention home health agencies: HHVBP registration is required!

HHVBP FAQs released by CMS

Home health agencies' participation required in HHVBP Model launching next week

CMS Open Door forum on HHVBP Model 

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Education Calendar
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LTC Nurse and Administrator Leadership Program, Part 1: March 9-10, Part 2: April 20-21, West Des Moines  Registration Closed 
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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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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, April 5, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, April 6, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification Program, April 11-15, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, April 14, West Des Moines
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SNF Medicare Review, April 19, West Des Moines
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Professional LTC Nursing Seminar, April 27, Coralville
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Home Health Value Based Purchasing Conference, April 27, West Des Moines
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Professional LTC Nursing Seminar, April 28, West 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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