IHCA ICAL Bulletin July 22, 2013
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Payment
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SNFs now focus of CMS PEPPER program
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SNFs will be receiving the CMS Program for Evaluating Payment Patterns Electronic Report (PEPPER) in early September. Read More »

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CMS guidance issued on demand letters
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This guidance further clarifies who are considered "incarcerated beneficiaries" by CMS. Read More »

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Two resources on ICD-10 conversion
(NF, HH)

IME and CMS have both issued updated resources on successfully completing the ICD-10 conversion. Don't be left behind! Read More »

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HCBS monthly cap increase
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The HCBS waiver monthly cap has been increased by three percent effective July 1, 2013. Read More »

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Regulatory
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Reminders from AHCA Policy Task Force
(NF)

Nursing facilities need to be aware of recent CMP changes, preparation for Medicare Payment Audits and meeting ACA Corporate Compliance requirements. Read More »

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HIPAA
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New HIPAA education tools
(All)

New online tools will help educate consumers and health care providers about HIPAA and its Privacy and Security rules. Read More »

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Health Information Technology
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IDPH RFP to encourage use of EHR
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The IDPH RFP is for LTC facilities, home health agencies and assisted living providers to apply with a community partner to implement health information exchange for meaningful use transactions. Read More »

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Workforce
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Efforts to reduce nurses' injuries
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OSHA offers online resources for reducing musculoskeletal injuries.
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Quality Initiative
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Deadline creeping closer for Quality and Excellence Awards
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Nominations are due in less than 4 weeks, so don't wait to get yours sent in! Nominate your facilities best programs and employees for the IHCA ICAL Quality Program Awards and Excellence in Long Term and Post-Acute Care Awards. Check out the changes to the programs! The deadline for submissions is August 15. Administrators: Please share this information with your staff! Read More »

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Association News
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Toll-free phone number status
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With our toll-free number out of order, please use 515.978.2204 to reach the IHCA ICAL office Read More »

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Scholarship recipients announced
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The Iowa Health Care Association Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Health Care Scholarships. Read More »
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How is your swing? Try it out at the PAC golf tourney
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The 25th Annual Iowa Health PAC Golf Tournament is Sunday, September 29, 2013, at Willow Creek Golf Course in West Des Moines. Don't wait to sign up as the foursomes are going fast!! 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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Education Calendar
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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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New Member Orientation, August 2, 10 a.m., webinar
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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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Home Health Care Summer Summit, August, 22, West Des Moines
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Medicare Review Program, September 10, Coralville
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MDS 101 - Basic MDS 3.0 Training, September 11, West Des Moines
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MDS 201 - Advanced MDS 3.0 Training, September 12, West Des Moines
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Employee Background Checks-Do You Know the Law?, September 12, 10 a.m. webinar
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IHCA ICAL Convention and Trade Show, September 30-October 2, 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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