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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees May 16, 2018
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week

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

  • Germs Don’t Know Where They Live:  AHCA/NCAL’s On-Line Infection Prevention and Control Program Works for Assisted Living Settings Too
  • Trump Proposes Rescissions Package
  • AHCA/NCAL Submit Comments on IMPACT Act “Medication Profile” DRAFT Quality Measures
  • Surf’s Up for Knowledge at the AHCA/NCAL Convention & Expo
  • Be Proactive and Avoid the Most Common F-Tag Citation
  • Are Your RNs Equipped with the Knowledge to Help Reduce Rehospitalizations?
  • U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Approves Legislation Including VA Provider Agreements
  • Webinar: Supporting Older Adults with Substance Use Disorders

NAHC News May 8-14. From the website:

  • The Hospice Item Set Freeze Date is Tuesday, May 15
  • New Home Health and Hospice Open Door Forum is Tuesday
  • Legislation Could Provide Community-based Care to Veterans
  • NAHC Submits Comments on the OASIS-D Burden
  • 10 Inspiring Things Every Caregiver Needs to Hear
  • NAHC Collaboration with Lippincott Procedures; Seeking Nurse Procedure Writers
  • Bill to Create Long-Term Care Insurance Medicare Benefit Introduced in Congress
  • We Are Seeking Public Comment on the Strategic Plan for NAHC 2.0
  • Celebrate Angels of Mercy during National Nurses Week
  • The Value for Home Care of a Case Management Conference

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

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Education Calendar
Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Review, May 16, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Nurses Conference, May 17, West Des Moines
SE District Meeting & Education, May 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., West Liberty
SW District Meeting & Education, May 24, 2018, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Atlantic
Nursing Facility Reimbursement Conference, May 31, West Des Moines
CANCELLED: LTC Medical Directors, Medical Practitioners & Pharmacists Conference, June 1-2, West Des Moines
Activity Professionals Workshop, June 14, Des Moines (See corrected date)
Summer Quarterly Education Conference, June 20, Des Moines
LTC Dietary Conference, June 26, West Des Moines
Activity Professionals Qualification Course, online and classroom, starting August 1, ending November 12, 2018
Mastering the Art of Dementia Care, August 7, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 9, West Des Moines
Assisted Living Management Certification, Online program
Online Dementia Care Training and Individual Certification Program
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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