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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees May 16, 2018
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CMS offers clarification on bed rails
(SNF/NF)

AHCA requested and received clarification on the use of bed rails from CMS. AHCA shared the information received with members. It has been reviewed by Mary Jane Carothers, IHCA VP, Quality Improvement & Clinical Affairs.

“While we were hoping for clearer guidance from CMS regarding the use of bedrails, IHCA believes that the information provided does not require facilities to remove all bed rails from resident beds," said Mary Jane. "Instead providers should focus on the assessment of the individual resident's need for bed rails and on creating systems that ensure bed rail safety assessments are completed prior to use and regularly thereafter."

"Residents and families are required to be advised of the risks and benefits of using bed rails if they are deemed appropriate. Proper documentation of these steps should help ensure that providers remain in compliance with regulations," Mary Jane added.

Here is the document, Clarification from CMS about RoPs related to use of bed rails, received from Debbie Lyons, Health Insurance Specialist with CMS.

After reviewing the document, questions can be directed to Mary Jane Carothers at IHCA. 

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Education Calendar
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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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CANCELLED: 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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Activity Professionals Qualification Course, online and classroom, starting August 1, ending November 12, 2018
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Mastering the Art of Dementia Care, August 7, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 9, 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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