IHCA ICAL Bulletin April 22, 2013
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Association News
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NFs staffing information needed
(NF)

Iowa nursing facilities are asked to complete the AHCA Staffing Survey by May 17. Your participation is important to our state outcomes! Read More »

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New members invited to orientation webinar
(All)

Our New Member Orientation webinar introduces members to our association and members’ only benefits and resources. The free webinar will be offered monthly and registration is required. Read More »

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Regulatory
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DIA guidance on TB skin testing antigen shortage
(NF, RCF)

DIA has provided recommended actions for providers impacted by the TST shortage. Read More »

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Excluded providers rules and resources
(Medicaid providers)

IME issues reminder on meeting federal rules related to providers who are excluded from participation in the Medicaid program. IHCA ICAL has links and resources to help providers meet these requirements. Read More »

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Payment
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Resources on therapy claims' manual medical reviews
(NF, HH)

CMS and AHCA have created resources on the therapy cap manual medical review process to help providers. Read More »
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PECOS activation date draws near
(HH)

The May 1 activation date for PECOS edits is approaching fast. Is your home health agency ready? Read More »

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Affordable Care Act
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Integrated models of care in Iowa
(All)

IHCA ICAL takes stakeholder role in State's development of integrated models of care. Read More »

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Community care coordination discussion
(All)

IHCA ICAL to be represented at this week's Community Care Coordination Learning Opportunity. Read More »

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HIPAA
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HIPAA/HITECH rule changes
(All)

IHCA ICAL's legal consultant, Davis Brown Law, has assembled a number of resources to help our member providers meet the compliance requirements for September 23, 2013. Read More »

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HIPAA resources
(All)

Davis Brown Law, our legal consultant, has provided for our members sample language and forms for issues related to providers' business associates. Read More »

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Quality Initiative
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Get a 'refresh' on the Quality Initiative!
(NF, AL, RCF)

Check out the newly redesigned AHCA/NCAL Quality Initiative website. Browse, click, download, and get inspired today! Read More »

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National News
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AHCA/NCAL this week

Here's your update on the latest in national long term care news from AHCA/NCAL including Capitol Connections and NCAL ConnectionsRead More »

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NCAL Day registration is now open!
(AL, RCF)

Registration is now open for the 7th Annual NCAL Day, Sunday, October 6, 2013. Read More »
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Education Calendar
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Medicaid HCBS Elderly Waiver Changes, April 24, 10 a.m., webinar
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MDS 3.0 Certification - ICAC Program, April 30-May 2, West Des Moines
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New Member Orientation, May 3, (1st Friday every month), 10 a.m., webinar
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NW District Education, May 7, Storm Lake
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NE District Education, May 9, Waterloo
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Home Health Agency Conference, May 15, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Nurses Conference, May 16, West Des Moines
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SE District Education, May 21, West Liberty
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Medicare Review, May 22, West Des Moines
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SW District Education, May 23, Atlantic
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Care Planning for the Activity Professional, June 12, West Des Moines
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Health Care Assistants 2013 Convention, June 19, Altoona
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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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.
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Map to the IHCA ICAL Education Center, 1775 90th Street, West Des Moines, IA.
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In This Issue
Association News
Regulatory
Payment
Affordable Care Act
HIPAA
Quality Initiative
National News
Mission Statement
IHCA ICAL is dedicated to promoting quality long term
care through professional development and shaping public and private policy through effective advocacy.
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