IHCA ICAL Bulletin June 25, 2013
Dedicated to promoting quality long term care
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Affordable Care Act
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ACA Health Insurance forums in July
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Our free ACA Health Insurance forums, being held in 17 locations, will give our members insight into the national health insurance mandates taking effect January 1, 2014. It's time to get ready, so register today and plan to attend! Read More »

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State News
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Governor's veto touches LTPAC interests and funding
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Some long term and post-acute care funding and interests fell victim to Governor Branstad's veto last week. Read More »

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Regulatory and Payment
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HQRP notification of non-compliance and reconsideration requests
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CMS is notifying hospices that failed to meet the HQRP requirements. Providers that receive notification of non-compliance will have the opportunity to submit reconsideration requests, prior to any reduction in payment. Learn more here...
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Hospice Comparative Billing report to be released
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CMS is expected to release a national provider Comparative Billing Report (CBR) for Hospice Services this week. CBR Services is holding an audio conference on the topic on July 10. Read More »

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Swing bed admission and continued stay
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Beginning July 1, hospitals with swing beds must first attempt to discharge to a nursing facility within a 30-mile radius. Only if one is not available, will Iowa Medicaid authorize hospital swing bed admission. Read More »
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Quality Initiative
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Member receives AHCA/NCAL Silver Award for quality
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IHCA is excited to announce that member nursing home, Pleasant Acres in Hull, has been named a recipient of the 2013 Silver - Achievement in Quality Award. Read More »
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Seeking your stories of success in dementia care
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Members are asked to share their real life stories and best practices related to reduction of antipsychotic off-label use and care of patients with dementia. Read More »

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Clinical
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Safe use of fentanyl patches
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An FDA initiative is focusing on educating home health and hospice providers and staff on the safe use of fentanyl patches. 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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NALW products and planning resources
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The Homemade Happiness buttons will add a colorful flair to lanyards, tote bags, and clothing for your tenants, staff and families as you celebrate National Assisted Living Week, September 8-14. Learn more about these and other products and activity ideas! Read More »

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Association News
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New website has launched
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In case you haven't noticed, our updated website has launched! We've been working out the kinks, so don't hesitate to call if you need help accessing information or registering for education. Read More »

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Like us on Facebook!
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Check out the new Facebook pages for IHCA ICAL and the Iowa Council of Health Care Assistants! Read More »

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Education Calendar
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ICAC Renewal Program (MDS 3.0 Re-Certification), June 26, West Des Moines
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NW District Education, July 9, Storm Lake 
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NE District Education, July 11, Waterloo
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New Member Orientation, July 12, 10 a.m., webinar
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SE District Education, July 16, West Liberty
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LTC Compliance Programs, July 17, 10:00 a.m., webinar
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SW District Education, July 18, Atlantic 
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INTERACT Boot Camp, July 23, Coralville 
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INTERACT Boot Camp, July 24, West Des Moines
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Dementia Care Conference, August 6, West Des Moines
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Assisted Living Regulatory Nurse Class, August 7, West Des Moines
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Appropriate Relationships with Residents/Tenants and Families, August 8, webinar
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Social Workers Conference, August 15, West Des Moines
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ICAL Assisted Living Manager Certificate Program - Online, Ongoing, web-based
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Activity Professionals Home Study Course, Home Study Course
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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
Affordable Care Act
State News
Regulatory and Payment
Quality Initiative
Clinical
National News
Association 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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