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

  • New Brain Health Resources are Available for Educators and Consumers!
  • "Capture the Moment" Revealed as Theme for National Assisted Living Week 2018
  • NCAL Day Has It All
  • Announcing the 2017 Profile of Older Americans
  • Senator Cardin to be Honored at Congressional Briefing
  • The CARES® Dementia Specialist (C.D.S.) Professional Credential Provides an Outstanding Career Ladder for Frontline Staff
  • Be Survey Ready: Know Whether Your Emergency Preparedness Program Plan Crosswalks to CMS’ Guidelines
  • Register for LTPAC Health IT Summit

NAHC News May 1-7. From the website:

  • CMS Tells Providers to Use New Medicare Cards Immediately
  • Report: Massive Home Health Aide Shortage by 2025
  • Hospice Quality Updates
  • CMS Issues Guidance on New Medicare Advantage Plan Benefits
  • The Net Is No Longer Neutral; What Nullifying Net Neutrality Means for Health Care
  • Advocate Spotlight: Dave Macke
  • Proposed Rule Will Reduce Access to Medicaid Services
  • HHS Expands Settlement Conference Facilitation Program
  • New CMS Initiatives to Provide Patients with Greater Access to Medical Records
  • Don’t Miss this NAHC Webinar on the Proposed FY2019 Hospice Payment Rule and Other Key Issues in Hospice

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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NW District Meeting & Education, May 8, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Storm Lake
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SNF Medicare Review, May 9, 2018, West Des Moines
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NE District Meeting & Education, May 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Cedar Falls
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Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Review, May 16, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Nurses Conference, May 17, West Des Moines
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SE District Meeting & Education, May 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., West Liberty
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SW District Meeting & Education, May 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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Nursing Facility Reimbursement Conference, May 31, West Des Moines
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LTC Medical Directors, Medical Practitioners & Pharmacists Conference, June 1-2, West Des Moines
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Activity Professionals Workshop, June 14, Des Moines (See corrected date)
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Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 20, Des Moines
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LTC Dietary Conference, June 26, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Management Certification, Online program
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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 members.

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

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