Issue: March 13, 2014

Published on March 13, 2014

Articles in this issue:

Owners/Administrators: KDADS to Re-run Rate Schedules

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KHCA received word today that KDADS is going to re- run rate schedules that will be out soon to address the change in the bed tax pass-through amount due to the increase in the provider assessment.

Please be on the lookout for these new Case Mix Rate schedules and use this template to evaluate the accuracy of the new pass-through amount.  It's entirely possible the State will use data you've entered on a quarterly basis rather than the data from the recently filed cost reports to update the Medicaid share so there may be some small variances in the computation.

Questions?  Cluxem@khca.org  785-267-6003

National Long Term Care Administrator's Week

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KHCA/KCAL would like to take the time to recognize and honor the Administrators that oversee the care of their residents.  Without you, the quality of care that the residents receive would be much lower. We truly appreciate what you do day in and day out. 

Owners, nurses, direct care staff and everyone else, take the time to thank your administrator.

KHCA/KCAL Distinguished Elder Recognition Program- Nominate your Residents today!

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Distinguished Elder Recognition Program
The format of the program has changed for 2014!!
Join us in recognizing the Distinguished Elders in your homes.

The KHCA/KCAL Education Committee invites you to submit a nomination for the KHCA/KCAL Marty Hegarty Life Time Achievement/Distinguished Elder Recognition Program.  This program is designed to highlight and reflect the elders residing in nursing and assisted living homes who have spent much of their life making a difference in the lives of others. click here for the full application.  Please note the deadline for submission of March 14, 2014

KHCA/KCAL Spring Quality Conference- IMPORTANT- Room Block Information

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We forgot to put the hotel room block information in the Spring Quality Conference Brochure! 

Room block information:  Hilton Garden Inn, $102 dollars/night.  Call 785-532-9116 and mention KHCA/KCAL.

PEAK 2.0 March Newsletter

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The PEAK 2.0 Newsletter for March has been released.

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Kansas Survey Findings for February Released

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KHCA/KCAL Quality Consultant, Linda Farrar, has released the Feburary Survey Results. 

Survey Review

Survey Findings

2014 AHCA/NCAL Awards Program- Get Recognized!

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It is that time of the year again! AHCA/NCAL Awards Program time!  Below you will find the nomination packets for the 2014 ID/DD Hero of the Year and the Not for Profit Program of the Year awards.  Nomination packets are also posted to AHCA/NCAL Awards Program.  Recognition of all honorees will occur at the AHCA/NCAL 65th Annual Convention, October 5 to 8, 2014, at the National Harbor near Washington, D.C. 

Thursday, May 15, 2014 is the deadline for AHCA/NCAL to receive all of the attached nominations. 

All nominations, in every category, must be typed and submitted electronically or mailed/hard copy.  Faxed nominations are not accepted.

2014 NFP Nomination

2014 ID/DD Nomination

National Nursing Home Week- May 11-17, 2014

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Celebrate a Hawaiian Theme for  National Nursing Home Week 2014

In Hawaii, the word "aloha" has a deeper cultural significance than a simple greeting or farewell.  In Hawaiian culture it is important to treat yourself and others with aloha, to interact with love and respect and joyfully share life. By applying this spirit of aloha to daily life, the people of Hawaii are encouraged to treat others with deep care, respect and humility, leading to individuals creating a better world. Key concepts of aloha spirit include unity, kindness, truthfulness, humility and patience.

National Nursing Home Week theme for 2014 

"Living the Aloha Spirit"

AHCA/NCAL Congressional Briefing- Registration Open

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On May 20 and 22st, AHCA/NCAL hosts the annual Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C. providing you with an excellent opportunity to meet with your Members of Congress and their staff.  You'll get an update on what's happening on the hill and hear from multiple speakers including key Members of Congress. 

 

See the complete agenda and learn more at cb.ahcancal.org.

State Licensed Only: NCAL Wants You To Complete Survey

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In order to participate in the 2014 NCAL Awards Program, you must fill our the 2013 Employee Vacancy, Retention, and Turnover Survey.  NCAL would greatly appreciate your participation in their 2013 Employee Vacancy, Retention, and Turnover Survey by Thursday, May 1, 2014.    To complete the survey electronically, please visit www.ncal.org.

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2014 KHCA/KCAL Committees- Sign up

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We want you more involved with our association! Sign up for a committee today!

2014 Committee Sign up Form

Mark You Calendars- 2014 Education Opportunties

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Please mark your calendars for these fantastic upcoming education opportunities from KHCA/KCAL

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Please contact Polly Berkley, at pberkley@khca.org with any questions related to education events.