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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees October 8, 2018
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Top-Line 3rd quarter publication now available

The third quarter Top-Line publications for skilled nursing facilities and assisted living programs are now available. For SNFs, this brief report is:

  • Customized with the latest Nursing Home Compare data;
  • Reflects the newest rules for the SNF's staff rating using PBJ;
  • Shows the current components of the SNF's Five-Star quality rating; and
  • Displays its current Quality Award status.

Assisted living programs can access the AL Top-Line publication in LTC Trend Tracker, to view important assisted living data, NCAL Quality Initiative progress, AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards Program status and application eligibility, and more.

The next quarterly publications will be available in early November. 

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Education Calendar
MDS 101 - Introduction to MDS 3.0, October 16, West Des Moines
MDS 201 - Additional MDS 3.0 Training, October 17, West Des Moines
OASIS Blueprint for Accuracy, October 29-30, West Des Moines
Teepa Snow Dementia Care Webinar Series, October 31, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m., webinar (recording available)
SNF Medicare Review, November 1, Coralville
Assisted Living Management Certificate Program, November 5-9, West Des Moines
NW District Meeting & Education, November 6, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Storm Lake
Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, November 8, West Des Moines
NE District Meeting & Education, November 8, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Cedar Falls
SE District Meeting & Education, November 13, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m., West Liberty
SW District Meeting & Education, November 15, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Atlantic
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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