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IHCA/INCAL Committees

Regulatory & Clinical Committees

Two committees related to regulatory and clinical affairs, one with a focus on nursing facilities and one with a focus on assisted living communities, comprise the association’s regulatory & clinical committee function. The committees examine and analyze emerging regulatory, clinical, and quality issues that impact, or could impact, the long term care and assisted living profession. The committees also discuss practical matters related to how the survey process is applied, with an eye toward identifying regulatory trends and/or patterns that can be instructive to all members.


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Government Affairs Committee

The committee analyzes current legislation from the Indiana General Assembly that impact, or could impact, the long term care and assisted living profession. The committee also helps craft state policy agenda items for the association to lobby.


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Reimbursement Committees

Three committees related to reimbursement comprise the association’s reimbursement committee function. 

Monthly Payment Committee

This committee is open to all IHCA/INCAL members. IHCA/INCAL staff provide updates on Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement and seek feedback from membership on payment related topics.

Working Reimbursement Committee

This select committee examines and analyzes reimbursement and payment policy issues that impact, or could impact, the long-term care and assisted living profession.

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Provider/Payer Workgroup

The purposes of the workgroup are to increase communication and foster greater understanding between the long-term care provider community and the payor community, both insurance companies and government entities, in Indiana. The workgroup will identify Medicaid and Medicare payment and operational issues and work to find resolutions.

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Workforce Committee

The committee’s goal is to discuss, review and make recommendations on issues affecting the nursing facility and assisted living workforce. The committee may form other ad hoc subcommittees as need and interest warrant.

Topics of focus may include, but are not limited to:

  • Boosting recruiting and retention efforts for the profession
  • Reviewing and developing nurse aide training and certification programs and considerations
  • Increasing access to nursing education, including student enrollment, clinical rotations, and LTC nurse faculty representation
  • HFA/RCA Preceptor and AIT resources, training and licensing
  • Employee engagement and leadership training
  • LTC career pathways development


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“Being a part of the IHCA/INCAL has been a wonderful experience and has brought so many learning opportunities to our company. I have been fortunate enough to be a part of the Workforce Development Committee for several years and am now the Co-chair.  I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to share ideas with other members, which allows us all to grow and learn for the betterment of the industry as a whole.”

Amber Iskander
Executive Director of Human Resources. CarDon & Associates, Inc.

Assisted Living Advisory Council

The goals of the INCAL Advisory Council are to provide direction on member services and offerings, provide input and/or communication with legislators and state agencies, as well as, incorporating the National Center for Assisted Living’s services to enhance the assisted living member benefit.  The council maintains a subcommittee on Medicaid waiver services for members that participate in that program.

Goals of the Advisory Council

  • To provide direction on INCAL’s member services and offerings, to also include the corporation of NCAL’s services and offerings
  • To provide suggestion and direction on INCAL’s educational offerings
  • To provide input and/or communication with legislators, Indiana State Department of Health ISDH), Division of Aging/FSSA, and other organizations
  • To encourage and increase usage with the ahcancalED website, AHCA/NCAL’s AL Cost Calculator and AHCA/NCAL’s Long Term Care Trend Tracker
  • To encourage and increase participation in the AHCA/NCAL Quality Awards and the NCAL Awards
  • To increase assisted living advocacy efforts, such as facility tours with legislators
  • To collaborate closely with NCAL through INCAL’s State Leader and to utilize national resources to benefit INCAL members
  • To focus on recruitment of non-members


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Interested in serving on an IHCA/INCAL committee?

Eligibility: Representatives from member facilities and associate members in good standing are eligible to serve on IHCA/INCAL committees.

Meeting frequency: Depending on the committee, two to four in-person meetings are held per year and others by conference call as needed.

Expectations: Committee members are leaders in the Association and are expected to contribute and lead by example. This includes participating in-person at committee meetings and activities and contributing to the Indiana Health Care Political Action Committee.

Tenure: All committee assignments are for a two-year term beginning at the time of appointment by the IHCA/INCAL Chair of the Board.  The current term ends December 31, 2022. Interim committee appointments are considered on a case by case basis. Please contact the staff liaison of the respective committee for more information.


“I enjoy involvement with the working committees for reimbursement,  payment and payors. It has been an effective process with all involved parties at the table. Resolutions to many of these issues would not have been possible without this support of the IHCA/INCAL. This venue offers a means to express concerns from a grassroots perspective to those leaders that can control outcomes.”

Mary Pankey, RN, HFA
Revenue Cycle Director, CarDon & Associates, Inc.