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News for Iowa Health Care Association members and their employees November 26, 2018
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AHCA, NCAL & NAHC this week

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

  • Business Acumen Webinar 11/28: Improve Quality, Improve Relationships
  • Calling for Presentations
  • Guidance on Fires from Past, Help for Future
  • Consider This Affordable Insurance Solution for Frontline Staff
  • Want to Lower Your Rehospitalization Rate? Start with Smarter RNs!
  • Take the Online AHCA/NCAL Course Designed to Help Avoid Payment Penalties under the CMS Value Based Purchasing Program for SNF Medicare Part A Payments
  • Mood Media Delivers the Music of the Holidays

NAHC News November 16-21. From the website:

  • NAHC Executive VP Andrea Devoti on NAHC 2.0 and the New Focus for Home Care and Hospice
  • Open Door Forum Features Critical Info on Final Rule, Prior Authorization, Home Health CAHPS and Much More
  • Recurrent Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update Notice
  • In Light of New Evidence, NAHC Pushes OMB, CMS to Back off Review Choice Demonstration
  • CMS to Survey Home Health Agencies on Quality Measures
  • Results of the CMS Webcast on Review Choice Demonstration

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
Restorative Nursing Program, November 27, West Des Moines
Certified Dietary Managers Exam Prep Workshop, November 29, 9:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m., West Des Moines
Teepa Snow Dementia Care Webinar Series, November 29, 2018, 10:00-11:00 a.m., webinar (recording available)
Leadership Academy Reunion, December 4, West Des Moines
Feeding Assistant Train-the-Trainer Program, December 6, West Des Moines
Winter Quarterly Education Conference Quarterly Conference, December 12, West Des Moines
AANAC Resident Assessment Coordinator Certification Course (RAC-CT), January 22-24, 2019, 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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